My favorite film from my favorite franchises. Moore was the first Bond I knew, Octopussy was the first Bond film I saw in the theater, and I saw Spy and For Your Eyes only a dozen time on cable as a kid. While not considered by most as cool or as 'Bond' as Connery, he was Bond to me despite appearing in 2 of the worst films in the franchise. RIP Sir Roger. Martini's tonight.
An off-beat examination of fame, guilt and despair wonderfully crafted by Nicolas Roeg, and featuring great performances highlighted by Teresa Russell's turn as The Actress. Clearly a filmed play, but a fascinating piece of cinema never-the-less. You don't see cubism in too many narrative films.
The play, written by Terry Johnson, was inspired by a news piece that he had read that listed an autographed picture of Albert Einstein among the late Marilyn Monroe's possessions.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
We made a film that has the following:
-Whoops! Now an African-American protagonist.
-It is in black & white.
-It's all in one night! All in one one house!
-We wait forever to even kind of tell you what's going on
-People eat other people! You even get to see it!
-Kids kill their folks!
-Brothers kill sisters!
-Wait, everyone dies!
-Whatever was happening has no conclusion!
Please enjoy our film,
I don't feel like going on about something right now, but I WILL say this:
WALL*E is the best love story I can think of, going back to at least When Harry Met Sally, and one of the sweetest and most effective I've ever seen. How far you have fallen so quickly Pixar. After Up, it has been nothing but down. (ba-dum-bum)