Erscheinungsdatum: 19.07.2016, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Magical Art of Surreal Romanticism, Autor: St. John, Oliver, Verlag: Tantrika Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: RELIGION // General, Rubrik: Religion // Theologie, Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 58, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 141 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
It was the War to end all wars - well not quite. For with the ricochet of one bullet, the entire course of human history was changed forever... Now, for the first time, Academy Award - winner Richard Attenborough's * directorial debut is available on DVD.Based on the stage musical of the same name, Oh! What A Lovely War features a stellar cast that includes Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York. By fusing the surreal with the factual, and juxtaposing savagely funny satire with quiet sorrow, Attenborough has created the oddest and most outstanding film ever made about the game that became World War One., It was the War to end all wars - well not quite. For with the ricochet of one bullet, the entire course of human history was changed forever... Now, for the first time, Academy Award - winner Richard Attenborough's * directorial debut is available on DVD.Based on the stage musical of the same name, Oh! What A Lovely War features a stellar cast that includes Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Mills, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York. By fusing the surreal with the factual, and juxtaposing savagely funny satire with quiet sorrow, Attenborough has created the oddest and most outstanding film ever made about the game that became World War One.Special Features:Documentaries: Featuring interviews with Richard Attenborough, Corin Skinner, AnFeature Commentary: by director Richard Attenborough - his first ever for DVD.Keep the House Fires Burning.The Smith Family Album.Welcome To World War One.
Casual hook ups are totally commonplace in the gay community, these days- but sometimes they don t turn out the way we hope, and sometimes, just once in a blue moon, they become something else entirely, something far more sinister. When sexy young Josef arrives at John s apartment for a date, their prickly energy slowly gives way to an unusual and genuine chemistry. But after Josef takes a pill with unclear effects, the night takes a shocking turn, and he is plunged into a surreal interrogation of just who and what he is.
Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook. Limited to 2500 Copies. A nihilistically philosophical hit man (John Cusack) reluctantly accepts an assignment in Detroit, coinciding with his 10-year high school reunion in the ritzy suburb of Grosse Point, Michigan. While in town, he tries to patch things up with the girlfriend (Minnie Driver) he abandoned on prom night, avoid being killed by an over-zealous competitor's henchmen, and survive his surreal homecoming. The film is a bullet-ridden, darkly comedic tale of self-discovery from star-writer-producer Cusack. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hapless British commander Lieutenant Goodbody (Michael Crawford) enthusiastically leads his troops on a series of debacles on the battlefields of World War Two - including the calamitous installation of a cricket pitch behind enemy lines... Featuring John Lennon in his only non-musical screen performance, How I Won the War is a biting satire not just on war, but also the concept of the war movie. A surreal farce fantastically brought to life by Richard Lester's stylised direction, it remains a unique and innovative cult comedy, which is presented here on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Special Features: Original theatrical trailer **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
This ground-breaking, splendidly silly and surreal comedy sketch series, written and performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Marty Feldman, also starring the lovely Aimi MacDonald, was a major milestone on the road to Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Goodies and everything that came after. This lovingly curated new deluxe three-disc set restores all the existing episodes from both series of the programme in the correct order, and is as complete as is currently possible. It includes all ten surviving episodes, two almost completely reconstructed episodes, and the complete audio of a further episode with fragments of film restored; all drawn from the vaults of the BFI National Archive, and proudly presented alongside an array of newly-filmed and archive extras. Special features: Includes all the complete surviving episodes from series one and two, plus two reconstructed episodes, for the very first time Newly recorded interviews with Humphrey Barclay and Tim Brooke-Taylor (2019) Archive interviews with John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Aimi MacDonald ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the show by series expert Steve Bryant, not quite 400 words by Tim Brooke-Taylor and full credits Other extras TBC
Of his adaptation of the best-selling sex manual by Dr David Reuben, Woody Allen said he included in this film every funny idea I've ever had about sex, including several that led to my own divorce ! Allen s third feature consists of seven short stories illustrating the answers to such crucial questions as Do aphrodisiacs work? , What are sex perverts? and What happens during ejaculation? via a wide range of settings including medieval Britain, present-day Manhattan, an Italy straight out of an Antonioni film and a mad scientist s underground laboratory, before Allen anticipates Pixar s Inside Out by over four decades as he explores the inside of a man s brain (and other areas) at a crucial moment of passion. With a cast including Allen himself (in multiple roles), John Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder and a sheep named Daisy, plus a cheerfully anything-goes approach to both sex and comedy, it s crammed with some of Allen s most memorably surreal ideas: where else are you going to see a giant mutant breast go on the rampage or a TV gameshow called What s My Perversion?
Gigantic is a funny, oddly romantic love story about the unanticipated anxiety that comes when two crazy people unexpectedly collide. Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents (Ed Asner, Jane Alexander), and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oil man (Ian Roberts), a surgeon (Robert Stanton), Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China. He gets swept up in a romance with the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly (Zooey Deschanel) when she comes in to his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds. To win her over, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, (John Goodman) an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets. Gigantic is a funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other.
After achieving international renown as one of the finest actors of his generation in films such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and Tom Jones (1963), Albert Finney turned director for this surreal comic twist on the 'kitchen sink' dramas in which he’d made his name. Finney plays Charlie Bubbles, a successful writer suffering a mid-life crisis, who attempts to re-connect with his northern working-class roots and estranged family. Based on a screenplay by Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), the script clearly references both her and Finney's personal experience of their shared working-class origins (both were Salford natives), and the consequences of achieving great success. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio New and exclusive audio commentary with film historians Thirza Wakefield and Melanie Williams Danny Leigh on ‘Charlie Bubbles (2018): the journalist and broadcaster discusses one of his favourite films Interview with producer Michael Medwin (2018) Interview with Director of Photography Peter Suschitzky (2018) John Harding on Shelagh Delaney (2018): the author of Sweetly Sings Delaney: A Study of Shelagh Delaney's Work 1958-68 discusses the author's work on the film Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Thirza Wakefield, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film. World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies