Nobody does crazy like Jack Nicholson. Cuckoo isn’t his only kind of crazy – you recently saw him on the SuperScreen in The Shining – Extended Version, cutting it up with an axe. Still, where Stanley Kubrick examines the effects of isolation and the persistence of the past, Milos Forman questions our very perception of… Continue reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
That’s what Thumper asks as he watches Bambi attempt to stand up and walk for the first time. Bambi is Disney’s earlier version of Simba. Divined into princedom from birth, Bambi’s biggest challenge is learning the symbolic order and entering into the patriarch. All the small marsupials and birds of the forest are there to… Continue reading Kinda Wobbly, Isn’t He?
There were more twists and turns in the making of the film of The Guns Of Navarone (1961) than the fertile mind of best-selling author Alistair Maclean could ever have dreamed up. The movie narrowly avoided filming in the middle of a civil war, caused a court martial, the director had to be replaced and star… Continue reading New Book About The Making Of The Guns Of Navarone by Brian Hannan
We are very pleased, thanks to ASC, to share the sentiments of their very first store employee, Dom Harman. Here’s what he had to say about the man of steel: In his book about the film They Live (1988), author Jonathan Lethem talks of preserving sequences of film history making a case for when the… Continue reading It’s a bird… It’s a plane…
Victoria “Vicky” Page (superbly performed by Moira Shearer) is a young ballerina from an aristocratic background who wants nothing more in life – not even life itself – than to dance. Joining an established ballet company she is first taken on as a student and for some time is passed over as just another in… Continue reading The Red Shoes
One of my most vivid childhood recollections is attending the cinema in the hopes of seeing Ghostbusters (1984), the Ivan Reitman science-fiction comedy horror about four intrepid men who must save New York City – and indeed, the entire world – from destruction at the hands of paranormal beings from another dimension. Note that I… Continue reading WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
Tonight’s double bill is an existential journey through the screen – our regular E-news reviewer and passionate film aficionado Mark Vanselow gives us the low-down: TWO-LANE BLACKTOP Forty years ago, audiences might not have known what to make of Two-Lane Blacktop (1971). It is an altogether different type of road movie, an automobile film for… Continue reading Two-Lane Blacktop & Zabriskie Point