Fortean Films

Discussion in 'Fortean Culture' started by Anonymous, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. FrKadash

    FrKadash Justified & Ancient

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    Just read about this new film and thought it sounded unusual and folk enough to fit our list of fortean films,


    Arcadia

    In cinemas from 21 June 2018.

    www.bfi.org.uk/whats-on/bfi-film-releases/arcadia

     
  2. skinny

    skinny Antediluvian

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    ^ Look forward to that.

    Fr. have you seen A Dark Song yet? Would like your take on the Abra Melin process depicted in that film.
     
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    LUCID 2018:


    Appears to be about lucid dreaming, but I don't know how seriously....
     
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    MrRING Justified & Ancient

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    Bees Make Honey also looks like an usual film:


     
  5. MrRING

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    How on earth did I miss this?

     
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  6. GNC

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    HH has a pretty good musical number at the end, but it's a slog to get there, like being told a bunch of important info only to have the teller say he was only kidding over and over again. I liked Young's recent floating cowboys concert movie better.
     
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    Swifty Generation Y

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    Here's the Alien Code trailer
     
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    Another film I hadn't heard of - Poor Devil, with Sammy Davis Jr, Christopher Lee, and Adam West!

     
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    This is very Fortean in a different way - Welcome to Marwen:

     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Based on a true story.
     
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    It’s been the subject of a documentary, which is well worth watching.
     
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    Yes, it's an excellent documentary, but this fictionalisation sounds really saccharine. It's actually kind of depressing, not inspirational - you wish the guy the best of luck, but he's a tragic misfit when you get down to it.
     
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    Is he a cross-dresser in that new film? Because as I recall that's why he got beaten up and left brain damaged in real life.
     
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    If they leave that out they're doing him a great disservice. I always remember those powerful women in his fantasies who can rescue him, not something that happened in real life.
     
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    Watched The Endless last night. Quite a good effort from an indy team. The 2 main leads were played by the film makers themselves. Curious plotting and cinematography, but the supernatural concept was interesting if underdeveloped. Apparently this is the third in a series by these guys, so that may explain the ambiguous ending. Worth a ganders. 3.5/5
     
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    If you see their previous film Resolution, The Endless makes more sense, they exist in the same twisted universe. I laughed out loud when two of the characters from the first movie showed up in the second - still there!
     
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    I haven't seen Resolution but I liked the Endless, thought it was more SciFi than Horror.
     
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    If you get Arrow's Blu-Ray of The Endless - out Monday - Resolution comes as an extra.
     
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    Thanks - ordered
     
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    Not a Horror Film as such but seeing as it's about the author of Frankenstein it probably fits here.

    Mary Shelley: This film is a tad confused as it tries to fit so much into a 2 hour running time. There is the romance between Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) and Mary Wollstonecraft (Elle Fanning); her freethinking father William Godwin (Stephen Dillane); her deceased mother Mary Wollstonecraft the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; the affair between Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont (Bel Powley) and Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge); then there is the tale of the Swiss villa where the Frankenstein story was conceived. Mary even has a nasty stepmother (Joanne Froggatt).

    Booth and Fanning both look exceedingly pretty and it's certainly lust if not love at first sight but somehow there are no real sparks in the relationship. Shelley is a cad who has deserted his wife and child and now hopes to have free love with Mary and more on the side. The real fire rages between Powley and Sturridge even if his Byron portrayal is somewhat reminiscent of Jason Isaacs plying Zhukov. The Swiss scenes where Frankenstein was thought up are surprisingly low key with Polidori (Ben Hardy) providing the main interest.

    This might have worked better as a six hour TV mini-series. 6/10.
     
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    Douglas Booth should really be fronting a rock band with those pouting looks. The reason he isn't, I suspect, is because he has a weird voice.
     
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    You Were Never really Here

    Joaquin Phoenix leads a PTSD thriller about a hired gun who saves stolen girls from the swapmeets of the upper echelon. Really sparse plotting keeps you guessing. Phoenix has raw power, as usual. Hits you in the cortex pretty good. Intriguing film. Will watch again. 4/5
     
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    Yeah, pretty good intelligent thriller.
     
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    I've only just read that the BBC are screening a six-part reworking of Picnic At Hanging Rock.

    The locations/sets and costumes look amazing from the photographs, but--as we know from the film--tone is crucial.

    Has anybody seen it?
     
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    It was on last night. I gave it a miss, as it's on the BBC.
     
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    I'll definitely be looking for it. One of our finest folk tales, believe it or not. Ta for the heads up, Yithian.
     
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    Oh it stars the edible Natalie Dormer. A must watch.

    Guardian rates the production as "As mysterious as the film, but grander". hm
     

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