Free Ride (1915)
oldest surviving stag film
On The Beach (1922)
The Casting Couch (1930)
Career Girl (1940s)
Pizza Tramp (1950s)
1996, dir. Tim Burton. An all star cast headed by Jack Nicholson, who plays two roles, rockets this sci-fi spoof to the ranks of Burton's best. Both visuals and sound track (composed by Danny Elfman) resonate with allusions to previous classics of the genre which Burton salutes with characteristic aplomb. Violently irreverent and perversely witty, Mars Attacks sets new standards for science fiction satire.
(Mexico) 1962, dir. Luis Bunuel. Clearly his ultimate insult to conventional bourgeois morality. In the film many critics regard as one of Bunuel's greatest, a group of wealthy people gather at an elegant villa for a sumptuous dinner party. After the meal they retire to a drawing room. But when the party ends, a mysterious force prevents them from leaving the room. Just as strangely, no-one from outside can get in. The situation, initially humorous, persists for weeks and becomes a nightmare. The drawing room becomes a tiny concentration camp. To eat, they are forced to slaughter stray sheep which roam the halls, and when several people die, the corpses are stuffed in a closet for future meals. When they finally escape, they are filthy, foul-smelling and emaciated, and at the brink of madness.
(Italian)1965. Director Marco Belloccio achieves in his first film a blending of black comedy with horror that is extremely unsettling. The film remains undiscovered by those who would enjoy it most: cultists of the bizarre. In a family of five, four of whom are congenitally demented, one brother blithely murders his disagreeable mother, drowns his vicious younger brother, and gently soothes his batty sister through her pangs of repressed incest, all in order to ensure that the completely normal brother can lead a happy life. The camera moves brilliantly in mad spasms as though actually caught up in the neuroses.
1948, dir. John Huston. The tough, unyielding Edward G. Robinson, the disillusioned Humphrey Bogart, the acid tongued but loyal Lauren Bacall, and the washed up alcoholic torch singer Claire Trevor are unquestionably some of the most memorable characters ever created. Frank McCloud (Bogart) travels to an island in the Florida keys to visit the widow of a war buddy. At the hotel where Bogart stays, run by Lionel Barrymore in a wheelchair, he meets crass gangster Johnny Rocco (Robinson).
1951, dir. John Huston. Possibly the most romantic adventure film of all time, it won Bogart his only Oscar. An alcoholic skipper and the prim spinster daughter of a missionary confront danger and love on a sleazy steamer during World War I. From the novel by C. S. Forester. Inspired the book White Hunter, Black Heart.
1995, adapted, produced, directed by and starring Al Pacino. An extraordinary and unique feature film which presents RICHARD III by William Shakespeare while also scrutinizing, dissecting, questioning, even criticizing the play at every level. It manages to be both insightful and oblique, serious and funny. Pacino has said, "By juxtaposing ordinary people with the actors and their characters in the play, we attempted to create a kind of comic mosaic showing Shakespeare in a way that has not been seen before." Stellar cast includes Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Spacey, Estelle Parsons, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Sir John Gielgud, James Earl Jones, and Vanessa Redgrave.
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