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As expected and predicted, males and females live in rather different worlds when it comes to movie preferences. The name is derived from the blood splatter shown on screen and presumably the vomit splatter from the audience. However Wise brings the kind of intelligence to proceedings that you might expect from the man who cut Citizen Kane, delivering a disquieting thriller that is high on aesthetic quality and psychological sophistication. Van Helsing is a monster hunter who works for the Vatican.

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Low budget movies do not have to be looked at as being bad. 7. But when these two metal thrashing losers unwittingly summon malevolent forces, their dreams of stardom may just have to be put on hold. The action film Romeo Must Die, like West Side Story, followed a romance between members of rival gangs divided by race. Well, probably significantly better than finding someone who prefers the Jan de Bont-directed remake of The Haunting to the 1963 original.

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Try to understand the Director, by doing research on him. His cell is a lavish private room built specifically for him, inaccessible to most in the depths of the prison structure. There is so much more data and a whole lot more intelligence baked into the system than we've captured. The Ring is a perfect example of a movie that fits the genre of horror, and its sub-genre of supernatural. The big French book on the subject of film noir was written, in 1955, by Raymond Borde and Étienne Chaumeton—two critics associated with the magazine Positif, Cahiers’s bitter rival.

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Nigel Floyd Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘ The Skin I Live In ’ was inspired in part by Franju’s clinical, monochrome movie about an obsessive professor of plastic surgery. Spielberg was 26 years old when he was hired, a veteran of a handful of TV shows and one moderately successful movie, ‘ The Sugarland Express ’. Look for familiar formal, narrative, and thematic genre elements, and ask yourself how and why this film uses them. Helping to popularize the notion of the C movie was the TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–99), which ran on national cable channels (first Comedy Central, then the Sci Fi Channel ) after its first year.

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Lambert; Original Score: Layly Minoui; Editor: Josh Samson. Instead, he said, "And now you want to come in and talk to Todd Yellin, I guess?" How many times do you see water in the film? 5. But still, there’s a hardcore fanbase who can’t get enough of David Lynch’s berserk, wayward adaptation of Frank Herbert’s genre-defining novel. It’s hardly subtle – did anyone over the age of 12 not guess the true identity of De Niro’s soul-eating dandy Louis Cyphre? – but it doesn’t really have to be: this is a movie filled with memorable images and strange sensations, from Rourke’s seductively shambolic private dick Harry Angel (geddit?) through a whole mess of cannibalistic voodoo rituals, Cajun clichés and dubious racial stereotypes to Lisa Bonet’s unforgettably gruesome fate.

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Title of article: Genre is Dead ~ Long Live Genre This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. No other sci-fi film up to this point had dealt with such powerful concepts: an entire race of alien telepaths brought low by their own vaulting ambition; a man so consumed by Freudian passion that he can’t bear to let his daughter out of his sight; a spaceship full of ordinary guys just bored to death of intergalactic travel.

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For those of you who have seen Fred Astaire dance, can you describe the difference between his mode of dancing and Kelly’s? Best of all, director Christian Nyby creates a genuinely irksome sense of impending dread, keeping the creature in shadow for much of the film. The next step in enjoying a film and understanding it is to do research on the film. Novel is part of the mystery series "Galileo". Historical movies tend to pay homage to a legend or hero. 7) Horror- You either love them or hate them.

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Throw in Hammer grandee Christopher Lee and some campy tunes, and the whole thing could have ended up as a kind of ‘Carry On up the Maypole’. They feature levels of gore and violence once reserved for cult films. In Last Action Hero, Danny Madigan, the kid from the real world, having seen so many action movies, knows all the clichés and plot devices when he winds up inside one. Like much superior sci-fi, the genre elements mainly exist to cast new light on our world as it is.

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But this is merely a loose framework within which Fulci goes all out to upset and horrify his audience: faces melt inexplicably, tarantulas rip out human tongues, zombies rise from the grave, eyes are repeatedly torn out. Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism. With Hear it Say it! you can tune your ear to Spanish, increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation at the same time!

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These qualities shine and lend a certain edge to films like The Man Who Fell to Earth, Labyrinth and The Hunger. For cultural historians since the mid eighties, film is understood as one of the means by which humans reckon with modern experience. The film admirably credits the audience with the intelligence to decipher the clues in its elliptical narrative, gradually picking its way towards a state somewhere between paranoid anxiety and head-spinning dizziness. Logline: Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou are janitorial workers in the cryogenic facility where the survivors of humanity are frozen after a nuclear disaster renders the planet uninhabitable.