There are few unrealized projects in the history of cinema more tantalizingly fascinating than Stanley Kubrick’s planned feature about Napoleon
Friday (neo)Noir: ‘Kafka’ sends the titular writer into a hypnotic, labyrinthine chase after nightmares
Steven Soderbergh, screenwriter Lem Dobbs, the cast and crew come together to produce one of the more striking films of the director’s career, which is saying a lot considering the stunning number of vastly different projects he helmed. It is difficult to peer one’s eyes away from Kafka.
Quick question; does a flamboyantly camp and knowingly ridiculous science-fiction adventure costumed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and written by a teenager obsessed with 50’s and 60’s Belgian/French futuristic pulp comics sound like a good idea? The idea that any cynically minded executive would immediately stab his thumb in the air at the pitch of The Fifth Element is as fanciful as the bizarrely hypnotic and anachronistically beautiful world (or worlds) in which it is set.