The Great White SilenceThe BFI have squirted out this rather lovely trailer for one of The Incredible Suit's London Film Festival picks, The Great White Silence. You know, the one about the man who goes to the bottom of the planet only to find that (SPOILER ALERT) someone else got there first.
Anyway wrap your mince pies around this because it looks magnifulous:
It's this kind of restoration work that makes the BFI one of the best things in the world, like, ever, so if you're going to the LFF this year show them some love and see The Great White Silence. And if doom-laden documentaries from the 1920s aren't usually your thing...
The Parking Lot Movie
Also at the London Film Festival, probably the greatest film about people who work in car parks you'll see this year, unless they re-release Police Academy:
2001: Beyond The Infinite
If you're a level-headed, intelligent individual with impeccable taste and a firm grasp on what makes a truly amazing cinematic experience, you'll know that 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the fifteen greatest films ever made, and in fact when seen on the biggest screen possible is more like a religious experience than a movie.
So you may be pleased to hear that special effects titan Douglas Trumbull (whose filmography as Visual Effects Boffin is surprisingly short but includes 2001, Close Encounters, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Blade Runner) is in the process of creating a well spanky-looking documentary about the making of the film. Here's his peculiar trailer / announcement / test footage which breaks the news:
Despite the tiresome intercutting of Trumbull talking to HAL with clips from the film, and the potentially annoying gimmick of walking into stills and scenes shot over forty years ago, 2001: Beyond The Infinite is the kind of thing that starts my heart beating in the morning. Dear Doug, don't just stick this on the BluRay where it'll be ignored, get it out into cinemas. Really big, loud cinemas. Thanks.
Also I don't know what the 'Sausage Factory System' is but I'm very excited about it.
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