dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Monday, January 31, 2011
"Suits hand-made by a tailor in Chicago in 1928. The tailor went out of business in 1933, then took his own life. The man carries no identification; no wallet, no driver's license, no credit cards. Fingerprint check proved negative, no identification possible."
Being There (1979)
written by Jerzy Kosinski & Robert C. Jones
"Nothing. No matches on prints, DNA, dental. Clothing is custom, no labels. Nothing in his pockets but knives and lint. No name, no other alias."
The Dark Knight (2008)
written by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, & David S. Goyer
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Message from Space (1978) (and detail)
dir. Kinji Fukasaku
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
dir. Irvin Kershner
Message from Space
Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983)
dir. Richard Marquand
Return of the Jedi
Kinji Fukasaku's Message from Space was one of untold dozens of cheap Star Wars knockoffs released in the late 1970s. Its plot, characters, and mise-en-scen all borrow heavily from Lucas' film. Interestingly enough, a few of the unique visuals this cash-in offered, in turn, found their way into the Star Wars sequels. It was at once an imitation and an inspiration.