Where have you gone, David Cronenberg?
a neurotic post-human world turns its modified optic nerves to you.
woo woo woo
what's that you say, senor Almodovar?
Cronenberg has turned formalist I'm afraid
hey hey hey......hey hey hey
Chris Lee and Peter Cushing fight a zombie-making missing-link on Telly Savalas' trans-Siberian railroad. It is better than a good deal of Hammer's back half, though Cushing and Lee are kept rather subdued. Savalas shows up late but goes all out in a wildly overdone performance. A bit of gore and a bit of mystery. Excellent art direction and sound.
not exactly apocalyptic, but soaked with dread. not exactly horror, but definitely haunted. It does a nice job of putting a character-driven film in a genre piece (sort of) while being all about what is usually in the background of the films the trailer or ads suggest.
a brilliant conceit complemented by particularly smart editing and strong performances. 3 people from different backgrounds converge into similar and familiar predicaments. all this is overlaid with some nonfiction discursive cognitive science which finally crosses over and reveals the somewhat serious film to show it has a somewhat silly side as well. I never really got why Resnais was so esteemed from his other work, but this is a tender and smart treatment of humanity in all its folly and tragedy.