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THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (1988): TOO HIP BY HALF – Review by Pauline Kael

2018-04-23T17:15:13-07:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

What saves Munchausen from mediocrity is that you sense that Gilliam is brainstorming. He goes hippety-hoppety all over the place. The picture is too dry and too busy to be considered merely mediocre. And he has his gifts. He retains an edge of Monty Python’s cranky, warped slapstick, and he has a painter’s eye.

CIMINO, KUBRICK E IL GIOCO DELL’IDENTITÀ E DELLA DIFFERENZA – di Guido Barlozzetti

2018-04-22T13:30:42-07:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Da Nang è lontana da Montelepre. La storia di Salvatore Giuliano e la guerra del Vietnam non si consumano sotto lo stesso cielo. Ma, forse, le traiettorie della "blindatissima" Full Metal Jacket e la parabola fatale del Siciliano attraversano lo "stesso" cinema.

JEAN GIONO: THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES

2018-03-30T12:43:56-07:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , |

The Man Who Planted Trees (French title: L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is an allegorical tale by French author Jean Giono, published in 1953. It tells the story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century.

EDDIE IZZARD: CIRCLE (2002) – Full Transcript

2018-03-26T18:39:07-07:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: COMEDY|

Town Hall, New York City, 26 June 2000. An evening with Eddie Izzard in which he moves back and forth in time, with religion as the loose but constant theme. He begins with Pope John Paul II, and then criss-crosses to Pius XII, the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades and Jerusalem, the world's five major religions, the Dark Ages, Jesus, and the future.

STEPHEN KING: INTERVISTA A PLAYBOY

2018-03-25T10:34:24-07:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: INTERVIEWS, LITERATURE|Tags: |

Nel giugno del 1983 Playboy Usa incontra un maestro del brivido che nella sua successiva carriera avrebbe pubblicato oltre sessanta opere, tutte regolarmente entrate nella classifica dei bestseller. King racconta gli inizi molto difficili, il successo inaspettato e quella sottile linea di follia che tiene legata fin dal principio tutta la sua produzione.

MAKING ALIEN: BEHIND THE SCENES [Cinefantastique Special]

2018-03-24T20:12:32-07:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , , , |

Talking with the creators of Alien (1979). Interviews with Ridley Scott (Director), Walter Hill (Producer), David Giler (Producer), Carlo Rambaldi (Creator of Alien Head Effects), Bolaji Badejo ("The Alien"), Michael Seymour (Production Designer), Ivor Powell (Associate Producer), Roger Dicken (Creator of Small Alien Forms), H.R. Giger (Alien Designer)

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Review by John Hofsess

2018-03-08T18:45:20-08:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

2001 no less than Dr. Strangelove is an apocalyptic vision: it i is an alternate future but no less pessimistic. Beneath its austerely beautiful surface an alarm is sounded for us to examine a problem of which Dr. Strangelove was a pronounced symptom: the possibility that man is as much at the mercy of his own artifacts as ever he was of the forces of nature.

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY – Reviews by Louise Sweeney and John Allen [The Christian Science Monitor]

2018-03-08T16:13:04-08:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Louise Sweeney, New York-based film critic for The Christian Science Monitor, wrote a generally favorable review following the New York premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Boston staff critic John Allen’s full-page review appeared in the Monitor a month later and M-G-M reprinted it as an ad in a Sunday edition of The New York Times.