Wiki:Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 musical film written and directed by Brian De Palma. The story is a loosely adapted mixture of The Phantom of the Opera, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Faust, and also briefly references Frankenstein, Psycho, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Initially, it was a box office failure and was panned by some critics, but it was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe and has since acquired a significant cult following.
Check out the stunning trailer for Carre Blanc! I was going to post the poster but it was so ugly that it didn’t do the film justice, these are a few key shots that i liked.
Lincoln Center: If George Orwell and Andrei Tarkovsky had a love child, it would look something like French writer-director Jean-Baptiste Léonetti’s bracing debut feature, set in a dystopian future where childbirth rates are low, suicides high, and that hamburger you’re munching on just might be made from human ground round.
Una Noche, or One Night, a film showing at the Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of three young Cubans who decide to defect to the United States, and last week the three main actors were scheduled to join the film’s director, Lucy Mulloy, at the New York premiere. But a funny thing happened when the plane landed in Miami last Wednesday: two of the actors promptly disappeared.
Six days later, the whereabouts of Javier Núñez Florián and Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre remain unknown. They missed the film’s opening on Thursday night, and the Spanish-language press in Miami, sensing another opportunity to score points at the expense of the dictatorship that has ruled Cuba for more than 50 years, is now crowing that the pair, imitating the characters they played, has defected — though, in contrast to the film, without having to risk their lives by traveling by sea.