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Entries from May 2009

A Sharp Stick In the Eye

May 31st, 2009 · 21 Comments

Fight Club (1999) Screenplay by Jim Uhls and Andrew Kevin Walker (uncredited), based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk Directed by David Fincher Produced by Fox 2000/ Art Linson Productions/ Regency Enterprises Running time: 139 minutes What the *&#! Is This About? “People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden,” narrates a young […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Femme fatale · Paranoia

The Casablanca of Science Fiction

May 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Blade Runner (1982) Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Directed by Ridley Scott Produced by The Ladd Company Running time: 117 minutes What the *&#! Is This About? In Los Angeles – overpopulated and choked in pollution – of the […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · End of the world · Famous line · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Man vs. machine

A Downer Film That Was Going To Lose Money

May 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Children of Men (2006) Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, based on the novel by P.D. James Directed by Alfonso Cuarón Produced by Hit & Run Productions/ Strike Entertainment/ Universal Pictures Running time: 109 minutes What the *&#! Is This About? On the 16th of […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Based on novel · Crooked officer · Cult favorite · End of the world · Interrogation · Shootout