Originally posted on silence cunning exile … maple syrup:
By Niall McArdle X-Men: First Class was an enjoyable popcorn movie that explored the early days of the not-yet-stuck-in-a-wheelchair Professor X (James McAvoy), still-a-good-guy Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and all of their friends. Set around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, it was a nostalgic look at…
Smiley spends most of his time at home looking miserable or sitting in his room in a seedy hotel looking at old files, or swimming in a very cold-looking, very grimy public pool. It doesn’t really sound exciting, does it? It’s riveting.
I wrote about Peter Weir’s classic Gallipoli (starring a young, pre-batshit crazy Mel Gibson) for MovieRob’s genre grandeur on war films for the month of August. Genre Grandeur – Gallipoli (1981).
During WW2 a nerdy weakling becomes a super soldier and saves the world from Nazi scientists. Seventy years later, he does it again. And he’s still a virgin.
As with much of Banville, there is fine attention to the feel and smell of things; “the sullen, bitter reek” of whiskey; and he has the gift of fully conjuring people, places and events with a few deft strokes.
“Ironclad” is sort of like the banquet at Bunratty Castle, but with more severed limbs.
It seems you can use Pulp Fiction for almost any purpose, so why not use sounds and dialogue to make a dance track. Or this conspiracy-filled dissection of the film: Speaking of universes, do all of his films exist in the same universe? A Tarantinoverse? If you like that, there are other Tarantino mash-ups, like…
A clacking sound accompanies the appearance of each letter on a sheet of paper which slides across your screen as you type, and there’s a satisfying ding! when you hit Return (that’s Enter for all you whippersnappers).