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Entries from January 2009

In the Spirit of This Movie

January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

David Patrick Kelly was born January 23, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. His father was an accountant, his mother a homemaker. Kelly grew up with four sisters and two brothers and recalled his path to the performing arts by stating, “I was an altar boy in the ’50s, and saw all that ritual, and the costumes, […]

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Tags: United Federation of Character Actors

The Biggest, Ugliest Mess I’ve Ever Seen

January 19th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Southland Tales (2007) Written by Richard Kelly Directed by Richard Kelly Produced by Darko Entertainment/ Cherry Road Films/ Persistent Entertainment/ Inferno Distribution Running time: 145 minutes Synopsis Following the detonation of nuclear bombs in Abilene and El Paso, on July 4, 2005, martial law is declared in the United States. Three years later – as […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Ambiguous ending · Black comedy · Crooked officer · End of the world · No opening credits

Science Fiction Babushka Dolls

January 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The Fountain (2006) Screenplay by Darren Aronofsky, story by Darren Aronofsky & Ari Handel Directed by Darren Aronofsky Produced by Protozoa Pictures/ Warner Bros. Pictures/ New Regency Pictures Running time: 96 minutes Synopsis “Therefore, the Lord God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and placed a flaming sword to protect the tree […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Ambiguous ending · Bathtub scene · Dreams and visions · Museums and galleries