Friday, 16 January 2015

A selection of film tweets

"The shades come off at midnight." Re-watched #TheyAllLaughed. #Bogdanovich conducts camera and actors in virtuoso, magically comic dance. … - Peter Cushing Lives in Whitstable. … - High Plains Drifter, AIM to see it.

Timothy Carey steals the show in Kubrick's (great) Paths of Glory - crazy, hilarious, disturbing, endearing -

Last MA work - Humans as Monsters: An Investigation into Political Allegory in American Horror Cinema in the 1970s and 1980s is finished.

Man of Steel - peculiar if fun blend of doom and light-heartedness. Superman fine with killing countless humans despite supposed empathy.

During a long session of sorting, I came across a very poorly written film treatment from 2006. Title? "Dial N for Nun"...

"Take it easy! We're not making a western here." - Uncle Junior.

Made it, Ma! Top of the world! #JamesCagney #WhiteHeat

"Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire. It tells you how to desire." #SlavojZizek, philosopher.

"I will perfect a race of atomic supermen which will conquer the world!" Bela Lugosi at his finest.

My new favourite song - by Morricone, from "Night Train Murders" -

"I guess I'm just not used to being chased around a mall in the middle of the night by killer robots." #KarrieEmerson, #ChoppingMall (1986).

#Dinotasia - bizarre "documentary"/anthropomorphised look at the entire history of dinosaurs on Earth. Narrated by #WernerHerzog. Fun/weird.

#Jaws at the cinema last night. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' Bluegills and Tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole.

Just saw #DannyDeVito bumbling around the streets of Hackney looking lost.

#TheAwfulDrOrlof. A fun and atmospheric entry in #JessFranco's #Frankenstein-esque series. Particularly disturbing is monster Morpho.

Finally saw #LookingForEric - thoroughly satisfying and moving, and not a little bizarre. #EricCantona in a #KenLoach film, brilliant.

#Martin - this is a moving, bleakly atmospheric gem from George A Romero. Very interesting in comparison with #LetTheRightOneIn.

#PulpFiction at the cinema this weekend, excellent.

#JohnCarpenter has proven himself time and time again as the king of audio commentaries. #horror #film

#TheDisappearanceofAliceCreed - taught, tense, well-plotted and entertaining, with an excellent, satisfying ending. #EddieMarsan #Film

"I am an oil man!" #ThereWillBeBlood revisited on Blu-ray. As stunning, compelling and horrifying as I remember. #Film #DanielDayLewis

The Switch - surprisingly, very moving. And Jeff Goldblum is on top form, why isn't he getting better roles?

Going the Distance and Roger Corman's The Raven. What a double bill.

Piranha is a huge amount of fun - good job, Aja. The 3D didn't look nearly as bad as the trailer had suggested either.

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