Gettin’ into the details of films: analysis, overview, clips, images and in some cases how their influence creeps into what I do.
These two cult films are very stylised 80s films that play a lot of colour and quirky plots but also take inspiration from novelty science fiction films.
This is a Film Klub entry that covers two films: Les Maîtres Du Temps (1982) and Gandahar (1987) both created by the French animator René Laloux.
The Shout is an atmospheric 1978 film into a category I call “British folk horror”, soundtracked by Tony Banks of Genesis.
To kick this Film Klub section into some action, I thought I’d post a little overview about a great film in a category that I call “sci-fi punk”: Repo Man!
A very stylised film by Guy Maddin, the look of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari and the inside of snowglobe with a bit of black humour in there as well.
Altered States, while keeping a lot of director Ken Russell‘s filmic trademarks, is a more sinister science-fiction based film.
Peter Weir’s The Last Wave takes place in Australia and early in the film parts of the country are subjected to some unusual, violent weather.
A 1972 gothic/horror film by then Czechoslovak director Juraj Herz, provides a good ol’ fashioned jealousy-and-revenge story.
Starring Robert Mitchum as the main antagonist, a con-man and murderer using the role of a preacher to carry out his dirty deeds.
A brief overview of the 1982 “West German cyberpunk thriller” Kamikaze 1989, directed by Wolf Gremm and starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
This is the first film by Enki Bilal, a French-Serbian graphic novelist whole directed only three or four films over the course of 25 years.
A 60s British film that asks “what if Hitler took over Great Britain in WWII?”
A brief note regarding a couple of lesser known film adaptations of works by J.G. Ballard, a highly influential british author known for writing classic dystopian, post-industrial fiction.
“…the world has been totally annihilated by nuclear war and man’s greed. The earth’s surface has become an arid and scotched desert of sand and ash. Civilization has deteriorated into bands of nomadic warriors…”