Videodrome

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(Canada/1983) di David Cronenberg

Sceneggiatura: David Cronenberg. Fotografia: Mark Irwin. Montaggio: Ronald Sanders. Scenografia: Carol Spier. Musica: Howard Shore. Interpreti: James Woods (Max Renn), Sonja Smits (Bianca O’Blivion), Debbie Harry (Nicki Brand), Peter Dvorsky (Harlan), Leslie Carlson (Barry Convex), Jack Creley (Brian O’Blivion), Lynne Gorman (Masha), Julie Khaner (Bridey), Reiner Schwarz (Moses). Produzione: Claude Héroux per Filmplan International, Guardian Trust Company con la partecipazione di Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Famous Players Limited. DCP. Durata: 87’.

Restaurato in 4K nel 2022 da Arrow Films con la supervisione di James White e James Pearcey presso il laboratorio Silver Salt, a partire dal negativo camera originale 35mm ed elementi intermedi conservati da NBC Universal. Restauro approvato da David Cronenberg.

L’idea nasceva dalle numerose ore notturne che avevo trascorso davanti alla televisione da bambino, quando mi capitava di vedere improvvisamente dei segnali causati da interferenze. […] Era stata quell’esperienza che mi aveva portato a immaginare un uomo che capta per caso un segnale bizzarro, estremo, violento e molto pericoloso. A causa del suo contenuto ne diventa ossessionato, cerca di rintracciarlo e si trova invischiato in un intricato mistero. […] Quando cominciai a scrivere, la storia prese improvvisamente ad alterarsi. Max aveva delle allucinazioni e gli succedevano delle cose fisiche impossibili, andavano anche oltre quelle contenute nel film. A un certo punto si rendeva conto che la sua vita non era come aveva pensato che fosse: lui stesso non era come aveva creduto di essere. Alla fine decisi di interrompere, perché la storia era così esagerata da essere troppo per un solo film. Ciò che avevo scritto mi aveva davvero sbalordito. Se intendi fare dell’arte, devi esplorare alcuni aspetti della tua vita senza riferimenti a istanze o a posizioni politiche. Con Videodrome ho voluto suggerire la possibilità che un uomo sottoposto a immagini violente cominci ad avere delle allucinazioni. Ho voluto sperimentare cosa succederebbe se accadesse davvero quello che i censori sostengono. Come sarebbe? Dove porterebbe?
(David Croneneberg)

Videodrome è a tutti gli effetti il ‘manifesto’ del cinema di Cronenberg: un film paradigmatico, pluristratificato e scioccante. Sconvolgente come un’allucinazione, lucido e denso come un saggio teorico sul mondo mass-mediale in cui ci è dato di vivere. Raramente il cinema ha portato così in profondità la riflessione su se stesso, sul proprio senso, sul suo rapporto con gli altri media e con il corpo degli spettatori. […] Cronenberg riflette sull’intossicazione iconica derivata dal consumo di immagini televisive e sulle modificazioni fisiche e antropologiche che la diffusione della Tv sta apportando all’apparato percettivo umano. Videodrome ha cioè la forma inquietante di un’interrogazione problematica sulla natura riproduttiva delle immagini e sul rapporto di ambivalente fascinazione e repulsione che l’occhio umano prova di fronte ai propri sogni e ai propri incubi reificati e incessantemente riprodotti sullo schermo della Tv”.

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Regista:

David Cronenberg

Cast:

James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Duorsky, Leslie Carlson, Harvey Chao, Bob Church, Jack Creley, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau, Jayne Eastwood, Henry Gomez, Lynne Gorman, Kay Hawtrey, Julie Khaner, Sam Malkin, Reiner Schwarz, David Tsu Bouchi

Genere:

Fantascienza

Anno:

1983

Durata:

1 ora e 29 minuti

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Best Marvel movie in my opinion

17 December 2016 by hawaiipierson

This is by far one of my favorite movies from the MCU. The introduction of new Characters both good and bad also makes the movie more exciting. giving the characters more of a back story can also help audiences relate more to different characters better, and it connects a bond between the audience and actors or characters. Having seen the movie three times does not bother me here as it is as thrilling and exciting every time I am watching it. In other words, the movie is by far better than previous movies (and I do love everything Marvel), the plotting is splendid (they really do out do themselves in each film, there are no problems watching it more than once.

Just about as good as the first one!

17 December 2016 by hawaiipierson

Avengers Age of Ultron is an excellent sequel and a worthy MCU title! There are a lot of good and one thing that feels off in my opinion.

THE GOOD:

First off the action in this movie is amazing, to buildings crumbling, to evil blue eyed robots tearing stuff up, this movie has the action perfectly handled. And with that action comes visuals. The visuals are really good, even though you can see clearly where they are through the movie, but that doesn't detract from the experience. While all the CGI glory is taking place, there are lovable characters that are in the mix. First off the original characters, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, are just as brilliant as they are always. And Joss Whedon fixed my main problem in the first Avengers by putting in more Hawkeye and him more fleshed out. Then there is the new Avengers, Quicksilver, Scarletwich, and Vision, they are pretty cool in my opinion. Vision in particular is pretty amazing in all his scenes.

THE BAD:

The beginning of the film it's fine until towards the second act and there is when it starts to feel a little rushed. Also I do feel like there are scenes missing but there was talk of an extended version on Blu-Ray so that's cool.

One of the most boring exepirences from watching a movie

26 March 2017 by christopherfreeman

I can't right much... it's just so forgettable...Okay, from what I remember, I remember just sitting down on my seat and waiting for the movie to begin. 5 minutes into the movie, boring scene of Tony Stark just talking to his "dead" friends saying it's his fault. 10 minutes in: Boring scene of Ultron and Jarvis having robot space battles(I dunno:/). 15 minutes in: I leave the theatre.2nd attempt at watching it: I fall asleep. What woke me up is the next movie on Netflix when the movie was over.

Bottemline: It's boring...

10/10 because I'm a Marvel Fanboy

That spirit of fun

26 March 2017 by juliawest

If there were not an audience for Marvel comic heroes than clearly these films would not be made, to answer one other reviewer although I sympathize with him somewhat. The world is indeed an infinitely more complex place than the world of Marvel comics with clearly identifiable heroes and villains. But I get the feeling that from Robert Downey, Jr. on down the organizer and prime mover as Iron Man behind the Avengers these players do love doing these roles because it's a lot of fun. If they didn't show that spirit of fun to the audience than these films would never be made.

So in that spirit of fun Avengers: Age Of Ultron comes before us and everyone looks like they're having a good time saving the world. A computer program got loose and took form in this dimension named Ultron and James Spader who is completely unrecognizable is running amuck in the earth. No doubt Star Trek fans took notice that this guy's mission is to cleanse the earth much like that old earth probe NOMAD which got its programming mixed up in that classic Star Trek prime story. Wouldst Captain James T. Kirk of the Enterprise had a crew like Downey has at his command.

My favorite is always Chris Evans because of the whole cast he best gets into the spirit of being a superhero. Of all of them, he's already played two superheroes, Captain America and Johnny Storm the Human Torch. I'll be before he's done Evans will play a couple of more as long as the money's good and he enjoys it.

Pretend you're a kid again and enjoy, don't take it so seriously.

Impressive Special Effects and Cast

26 March 2017 by johnnylee

The Avengers raid a Hydra base in Sokovia commanded by Strucker and they retrieve Loki's scepter. They also discover that Strucker had been conducting experiments with the orphan twins Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who has super speed, and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), who can control minds and project energy. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) discovers an Artificial Intelligence in the scepter and convinces Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to secretly help him to transfer the A.I. to his Ultron defense system. However, the Ultron understands that is necessary to annihilate mankind to save the planet, attacks the Avengers and flees to Sokovia with the scepter. He builds an armature for self-protection and robots for his army and teams up with the twins. The Avengers go to Clinton Barton's house to recover, but out of the blue, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) arrives and convinces them to fight against Ultron. Will they succeed?

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is an entertaining adventure with impressive special effects and cast. The storyline might be better, since most of the characters do not show any chemistry. However, it is worthwhile watching this film since the amazing special effects are not possible to be described in words. Why Pietro has to die is also not possible to be explained. My vote is eight.

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