di Eric Nordern PLAYBOY: La maggior parte delle polemiche a proposito di 2001 riguardano il significato dei simboli metafisici che abbondano nel film: i monoliti neri e lucidi, la congiunzione dell'orbita di terra, luna e sole a ogni ricorrenza dell'intervento dei monoliti sul destino dell’umanità, l’impressionante e caleidoscopico vortice finale di [...]
A Fable for Adults by Elaine Lomenzo They asked Claude Lelouch which American director he likes the most and he says. "Sergio Leone!"—Sergio Leone It’s a warm, sunny March day at Cinecittà, and the film Sergio Leone has been trying to make for ten years is now in the final [...]
by Michael Klein Even inept films sometimes carry with them a certain mesmerizing authority. Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, a flawed work based upon a rather uninspiring novel, can be enjoyed, for instance, for its visual effects: sheer photography. And the background music is superb.1 The music offputtingly classical under the [...]
Once Upon a Time in the West is Sergio Leone’s most American Western, but it is still dominantly and paradoxically European in spirit, at one and the same time Christian and Marxist, despairing and exultant, nihilistic and regenerative.
Apocalypse Now achieved its highest aspiration: Not only was it immersed in the historical period and place - Vietnam - but it was an allegory of people facing reality and truth.
Starting out at the Houses of Parliament, Ricky Gervais shows how politics are all around us even demonstrating on a passing disabled man. This trend continues once he is onstage and he covers all sorts of topics with a vague connection to politics and daily life.
We dwell in a present-tense culture that somehow, significantly, decided to employ the telling expression "You're history" as a choice reprobation or insult, and thus elected to speak forgotten volumes about itself.
Recorded at Brighton Dome as part of his twice extended sell-out Dingledodies tour, the show sees the star of Mock the Week and Russell Howard's Good News share his observations on life.