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MEAN STREETS: EVERYDAY INFERNO – Review by Pauline Kael

2018-01-11T16:26:20-08:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: MARTIN SCORSESE, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets is a true original of our period, a triumph of personal filmmaking. It has its own hallucinatory look; the charac­ters live in the darkness of bars, with lighting and color just this side of lurid. It has its own unsettling, episodic rhythm and a high-charged emo­tional range that is dizzyingly sensual.

JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD: PREHISTORIC HEAT AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CREATOR OF ‘QUEST FOR FIRE’

2018-01-11T09:54:03-08:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , |

While audiences have long exhibited a penchant for movies about the future, few people expected today's science-fiction generation to go wild over a film set 80,000 years in the past. Yet that's what has happened with Quest for Fire, an ambitious work that portrays primitive man's attempts to understand and harness the elements around him.

QUEST FOR FIRE (1981): ACTION/ADVENTURE AT THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION – by Ed Naha [Starlog]

2018-01-11T10:01:22-08:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

The domestication of fire was the key development that separated hominids from the rest of the animal kingdom, enabled them to live in hostile environments and spurred the development of language and agriculture. Through this brilliant exercise in backward extrapolation, we get a glimpse of what it might have been like, 80,00 years ago.