OK my letterboxd friends I want to put together a list a films that you strongly feel deserve more attention…
An experience in terror and suspense.
A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Liberace's dad on a relentless quest to find his missing son. A fun day at the beach ends in disaster. Free your mind and the rest will follow. Bloody visions. Roid rage. Frisbee with a dog. Playing Pong. Skinny Dennis Franz. Busting out of a nuthouse. Whiskey cures toothaches. Telepathic puppeteering. Tragic falls. The blue eyed glow of death. Douglas is great. Cassavetes fucking owns, but both needed more screen time. I didn't click with Amy Irving and she has way too much screen time for me to fully enjoy. Douglas in a speedo mowing down baddies with an AK-47 is the shit though.
Cosas que molan de La Furia:
- No es un De Palma menor. De hecho, en la puesta en escena, en el montaje dentro del plano y en todo lo demás, está el De Palma de Carrie, pero también el de Vestida para matar.
- Es un thriller de conspiraciones gubernamentales y de gente con poderes psíquicos.
- Tiene ciencia chiflada y se utiliza la palabra "psychotronic".
- Amy Irving. Qué guapa y qué bien está en las pelis de De Palma.
- La musicaza de John Williams. Las músicas de Pino Donaggio para De Palma están muy bien, pero en La Furia Williams se sale.
- Uno de los mejores finales de la Historia del Cine.
Cosas que no molan:
"I didn't have to touch you to hurt you."
cinema as psychic phenomenon, the image is a weapon.
Recently watching Passion has inspired a hunger in me to revisit the cinema of Brian De Palma. Sandwiched between Carrie and Dressed To Kill, The Fury is quintessential De Palma in a time when it seemed he could do no wrong.
The story, about a father (Kirk Douglas) in search of his psychic son, who was kidnapped by a government agency bent on honing his powers into a military weapon, is rife with the kind of fertile psychological ground just begging to be plundered by De Palma's cinematic bag of tricks. One of the greatest joys of watching a De Palma film is the captivating moments when you find yourself in the presence of a filmmaker who truly loves his…
A battle of vision
Between those lost in the fog
And those who see...in one word, emotion.
Kiss of death.
Film is seen through sight. Images translate to our brains through our eyes into materiality – what is the becomes that, evidence of something that was in a place in time. But it is only an illusion that our eyes deceive. "Let that screen fill your mind," we are told. And yet, we cannot touch. We can desire to touch—out of lust, anger, fear, or love—but to touch is to destroy the screen.
Perhaps more than Blow-Out, De Palma's The Fury addresses our relationship to cinema, except through the most insane, backwards way possible: a conspiracy thriller with a psychological…
Well, it's too long, I'll give you that. But the slo-mo escape from Paragon is brilliant. And of course, Pauline Kael was right about the ending :)
Had the novel & soundtrack because that was the sort of thing I did when I was a kid. It's fun. I don't have anything original to say about DePalma's winning high & low approach to genre, but damn, I sure can appreciate it.
"I killed his arm" or something to that effect. Ridiculous movie.
So The Fury by Brian De Palma stars Kirk Douglas, Army Irving, John Cassavetes and Andrew Stevens. Kirk Douglas is an ex Government Agent and gets back into form to find his son when he gets kidnapped by scientists to be used as an experiment as he has psychokinetic powers, he has been programed to be terminated. Army Irving's character also shows earlier on in the film that she has similar psychokinetic powers as the son, both are teenagers and Douglas gets Irving to help him find his Son. It's an interesting subject to tackle and not long after Carrie we see that De Palma truly has a thing for the paranormal. Only here unlike most of his earlier works…
Too long and a bit dull
An unholy (in the good way) meld of Carrie and Scanners, bolstered by De Palma's pet themes of repression, conspiracy, and frame bifurcation.
Considered as minor De Palma but I have a lot of love for this post-Carrie shocker that may lack the iconic power of the Stephen King chiller but is still a worthy and entertaining watch.
I purchased the superb digital Blu-ray transfer and the quality is stunning with excellent work done on the sound that makes John Williams score more tremendous than ever. The Fury doesn't start like your typical horror flick, in fact, the first half plays like a conspiracy/cat-and-mouse thriller with dollops of black humour thrown in for mixed results. While De Palma struggles to maintain a consistence tone throughout, the cast is spectacular - well, not too spectacular - but Kirk Douglas is in fine form and…
- The Man from Nowhere
- In a Better World
- The Iron Giant
- The Abominable Dr. Phibes
- The Abominable Snowman
- The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hide
- After Life
- The Ages Of Lulu
Full list of films reviewed in the excellent DVD Delirium Volume 1 book. I've tried my best to make the…
- 12 Angry Men
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 24 Hour Party People
- 28 Days Later...
- 49th Parallel
Probably of little interest to anybody but me, here is my personal film collection on various formats that I've collected…