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Started by Smeraldina Rima, May 21, 2022, 10:50:36 PM
Quote from: Smeraldina Rima on May 21, 2022, 04:30:18 PMWent to see five Nicolas Roeg films from 1970-80 at the cinema: Don't Look Now, Walkabout, Bad Timing, Performance (on 35mm) and The Man Who Fell to Earth. I'd only seen Don't Look Now (and The Witches) before. Looking forward to watching The Masque of the Red Death, Glastonbury Fayre and Who Saw Her Die?, a giallo set in Venice that came out a year before Don't Look Now.
Quote from: Smeraldina Rima on May 22, 2022, 08:17:05 AMHow old were you when you saw Bad Timing and The Witches? Bad Timing is probably the film I would get most out of rewatching, because it was the most confusing one. I loved The Witches when I was a child, but perhaps it's best left until the wonder years of my next life roll around.
Quote from: Dr Rock on May 22, 2022, 08:46:37 AMI like em all, Performance is my fave, and I think Insignificance gets overlooked.
Quote from: chutnut on May 22, 2022, 11:28:42 AMBeen meaning to watch bad timing, eureka and insignificance since I got the jim o'rourke albums named after them. It's been about 18 years and I still haven't got around to it, maybe one day!
QuoteThe Aboriginal boy hunts down a water buffalo and is wrestling it to the ground when two white hunters appear in a truck and nearly run him over. He watches in shock as they wantonly shoot several buffalo with a rifle. The boy then returns to the farm, but passes by without speaking.
Quote from: Astronaut Omens on May 25, 2022, 01:06:22 AMIf I remember right the ascending backwards-sounding-bass at the beginning of Subterraneans off Low was originally going to be part of the Man who Fell soundtrack...but that was as far as Bowie got before he and Roeg decided he wasn't going to do the soundtrack, and it evolved quite a bit from there into the album version. Bowie doesn't quite work as a main character in anything for me- he was perfectly cast in the crazy-friend-of-the-main-character supporting role in Merry Xmas Mister Lawrence.
Quote from: nw83 on May 24, 2022, 02:26:24 PMI've always wondered who reads 'A Shropshire Lad' at the end - could be Roeg himself? Although incongruous in the sense that it's about Shropshire not central Australia, the theme seems fitting - not being able to return to an (idealised?) past.
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