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Don’t Look Now (1973)

In Film on February 2, 2005 at 7:46 am

What a coincidence, I watched 2 movies and finish 1 book on the same weekend that were all made in 1973. Don’t Look Now was a beautifully filmed British horror/thriller directed by Nicholas Roeg, based on a story by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, The Birds) and starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland (he has same magnetic deep voice as his son Kiefer). It was a well-made creepy film loaded with symbolism for someone who loves the feeling of getting lost. ^^;; It’s good for multiple viewings and film classes analysis.

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The Witches (1990)

In Film on August 23, 2004 at 10:39 am

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My goodness this is one nasty movie: so grotesque and scary for a children’s film…so good! It’s just surprisingly well done all around: excellent dark British humor, amazingly real makeup and special effects, and it featured Rowan Atkinson ;). It is based on a book by the wonderfully twisted Roald Dahl, directed by Nicolas Roeg, special effects by Jim Hensen. Story is simple: an orphan boy and his grandmother stayed at a hotel where a convention for ‘Women Against Cruelty For Children’ organization is held. But it was actually a disguise for a witch convention where witches from all over England met with their leader, the Grant High Witch (played brilliantly by Anjelica Huston). These witches are very normal looking except for these traits: there are errie purple glow in the eyes, square feet, and constantly scratching their head because they wear wigs to cover their hairless head. They schemed a grand plan of putting this new drug at candies that can turn children into mice.

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