RELEASES!! The woman in Black (2012), Shame (2011) | BASIC CLASSICS! NICHOLAS RAY: Bigger than life (1956)February 15, 2012
At last, we can enjoy two British releases this weekend. One hand, there is a horror film about enchanted houses, with spirits and ghosts, a victorian touch and (this is important) no blood. On the the other hand, the controversial movie “Shame” arrives Spanish cinemas with a big marketing campaign.
RELEASES! THE WOMAN IN BLACK: Daniel Radcliff (yes! Harry Potter) is the main character in this film produced by Hammer Films, the most important British horror producer, the creators of the great gothic horror films on seventies or the extraordinary Christopher Lee’s success performing Dracula. Hammer was a lot of years disappear but they have returned since two years ago.
The woman in black [La mujer de negro]-2012 Directed by James Watkins
Screenplay: Jane Goldman (Novel by Susan Hill)
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet meter, Shaun Dooley and Liz
Genre: Horror | Drama
Length: 95 min.
Synopsis: A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
RELEASES! SHAME: It is story about a sex addict, starring Michael Fassbender, that I could see last year in Festival de San Sebastian, and I did not like too much. It is not a bad filming but its screenplay is a little bit stupid, with a musical overdose and a Fassbender saturation. I recommend it because is British and also because everybody is going to talk about it. A controversial film (because is about sex). We are not going to change ever.
Shame [Shame]-2011 Directed by Steve McQueen
Screenplay: Steve McQueen & Abi Morgan
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan , James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie
Genre: Drama | Erotic
Length: 99 min.
Synopsis: In New York City, Brandon’s carefully cultivated private life — which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction — is disrupted when his sister Sissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.
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BASIC CLASSICS! Nicholas Ray’s BIGGER THAN LIFE. Ray’s tribute is still on Filmoteca’s screen. This weekend we can see an American way of life attack with a story about drugs called “Bigger than life”. Starring James Mason and Walter Matthau, it is very bizarre because the drug that produces James Mason’s hallucinations is ¡cortisone! A very common medicine nowadays but not so usual in 50s.
Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Saturday, 18th. 19:30 h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)
Bigger than life [Más poderoso que la vida]-1956 Directed by Nicholas Ray
Screenplay: Cyril Hume & Richard Maibaum
Cast: A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a “miracle” drug that begins to affect his sanity.
Length: 95 min.
Synopsis: A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a “miracle” drug that begins to affect his sanity.
Original Trailer (VOSE) with an introduction by James Mason:
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