theacademy

theacademy:

Brazil (1985) is the second in Terry Gilliam’s “Trilogy of Imagination”. The first was Time Bandits (1981). The third was The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). All three are wildly creative, dark, and filmed in their own weirdly chaotic universes. 

Brazil, however, is such a hallucinatory look at Big Brother that Gilliam (also known for directing the Monty Python films) originally dubbed this 1984 1/2; acknowledging Orwell as well as Fellini. 

Roger Ebert felt the film was difficult to follow. The rest of the critics curated on Rotten Tomatoes, however give it an overwelming 98% Fresh thumbs up. 

opticalpodcast
opticalpodcast:


Episode 007 is out!
We chat with creator and publisher of Cinefex, Don Shay, about the life and work of stop motion pioneer Willis O’Brien, including The Lost World, King Kong, Mighty Joe Young, and more. We also interview animation director Rob Shaw about his films and experience as a stop-motion animator.
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opticalpodcast:

Episode 007 is out!

We chat with creator and publisher of Cinefex, Don Shay, about the life and work of stop motion pioneer Willis O’Brien, including The Lost World, King Kong, Mighty Joe Young, and more. We also interview animation director Rob Shaw about his films and experience as a stop-motion animator.

See the full show notes and download links here.

Listen for your chance to win a free 1-year print subscription to Cinefex magazine.

Subscribe to the Podcast

filmnoirfoundation

filmnoirfoundation:

A #NoirCity favorite, Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947) featured Richard Attenborough as one of the most dark & “heavy” characters he would ever play in his entire career: Pinkie Brown.

As far as bad guys go, Pinkie will go down on the list of one of film noir’s most despicable and the 24-year-old Attenborough played it with aplomb. If you missed this at one of our Noir City film festivals, we suggest you seek this one out! It’s simply fantastic!!