dan at aktivix.org
Fri Jul 22 12:59:39 BST 2005
If we can get hold of a PC projector to watch films, can we make a list
of good films that we'd want to share with others?
That would be a nice easy way of getting people together. And its not a
public showing as such...
Some that I'd like to start with include:
Network (1976) is director Sidney Lumet's brilliant criticism of the
hollow, lurid wasteland of television journalism and corporate hell.
Paddy Chayefsky's black, prophetic, satirical commentary/criticism of
corporate evil is an insightful indictment of the rabid desire for
ratings. Indignation toward the network executives by an unbalanced
news-anchorman (Finch) ("I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it
anymore") is manipulated by ruthless VP programming boss (Dunaway) for
The film had a total of ten Academy Award nominations with four wins.
Brazil (1985) - "Categorically, one of the greatest films of the
century--about a lowly clerk in a postmodern dystopia fighting to regain
a sense of self against the all-powerful machine of government tyranny.
As fought-over as Citizen Kane. As filled with nuance and meaning as A
Clockwork Orange. As prophetic as 1984. Anyone who doesn't like Brazil
is a fascist. You can tell them I said so."
Really dark, funny, and lots of amusing terrorist references...
I have Network, but not Brazil at the mo.
Anyone got any films they'd like to share?
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