Film Klub

Gettin’ into the details of films: analysis, overview, clips, images and in some cases how their influence creeps into what I do.

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The Shout

8 December 2014

The Shout is an atmospheric 1978 film into a category I call “British folk horror”, soundtracked by Tony Banks of Genesis.

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Repo Man

6 December 2014

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!

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The Saddest Music In The World

25 March 2014

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.

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Altered States

20 March 2014

Altered States, while keeping a lot of director Ken Russell‘s filmic trademarks, is a more sinister science-fiction based film.

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The Last Wave

11 March 2014

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.

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Morgiana

1 March 2014

A 1972 gothic/horror film by then Czechoslovak director Juraj Herz, provides a good ol’ fashioned jealousy-and-revenge story.

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The Night Of The Hunter

27 February 2014

Starring Robert Mitchum as the main antagonist, a con-man and murderer using the role of a preacher to carry out his dirty deeds.

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Kamikaze 1989

25 February 2014

A brief overview of the 1982 “West German cyberpunk thriller” Kamikaze 1989, directed by Wolf Gremm and starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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Bunker Palace Hôtel

17 February 2014

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.

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It Happened Here

13 September 2011

A 60s British film that asks “what if Hitler took over Great Britain in WWII?”

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A FEW BITS OF BALLARD IN FILM

5 September 2011

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.

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“The year Is 2234, after the great world war…”

11 July 2010

“…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…”