The Projectionist (1971)

The Projectionist


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This offbeat comedy finds a rotund, daydreaming projectionist (Chuck McCann) who fantasizes that he is the super hero Captain Flash. He imagines his nemesis to be Renaldi (Rodney Dangerfield), whom the projectionist refers to as "the Bat." Renaldi demands the lobby floor to be so clean he can eat off it. The film uses superimposition of older films, the first to employ such techniques. The projectionist imagines Rinaldi to be in league with the forces of evil like Hitler, Mussolini and space … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Hurwitz
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On DVD: May 2, 2005



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as TV Pitchman

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as Belly Dancer

as Ushers/Henchman

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as Usher-Batman

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The comedy could have been funnier and more imaginative. I wanted to like it better.

Full Review… | January 8, 2014
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Seriously disjointed homage to movies! Lots of great ideas, but this movie seems edited by chimps! Randomly bounces from one moment to the next. And, that is unfortunate since this could have been really cool!

John Miller

inbteresting 70's curio//rewatch: gotta love rodney pure cinemagic reminds me of cinema paradiso with clearances

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