When thinking about disaster films, there are three which are widely regarded as The Big Guns. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno and Earthquake. It is these three which set the standards that all other disaster films are compared to. Of course, when Roland Emmerich started blowing up as much of the world up as he could, the visual effects he employed were now so markedly impressive (comparatively) that our three Big Guns became less of a yardstick for visual…
Spielberg had to be convinced by Quincy Jones to direct this adaptation of Alice Walker's extraordinarily powerful book as he originally felt a director of colour would be able to relate more to the material. I can't help wondering what we would have been left with if Jones had been unsuccessful in his quest because Spielberg, I believe, was right with his gut feeling.
The director also states this as his first "adult" film - and while that may be…
#9/31 Halloween 2020
Now, now, now!" 🎶
Man, that bird attack on the school was a long time in coming - it's always a bitch getting the kids singing this song out of your head after a rewatch of Hitchcock's scariest film (or is it "Psycho"? - the discussion will never end).