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Daily Archives: May 20, 2017

The novelty of video meant that distributors were not legally obliged to submit their material for classification, so for the first time British viewers were able to watch movies about cannibals, sadistic Nazis and psychotic killers armed with power tools. The cover art for these videos would’ve done an American exploitation outfit proud: from Cannibal Holocaust’s gut-munching native to S.S…. Read more »

20 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

How do weird films get produced in the first place? Movies cost millions of dollars to make, and producers and filmmakers must find some commercial viability of the work or else they wouldn’t have gotten past the script stage. Perhaps they think that there will be enough of an audience for their film that they’ll at least make their money… Read more »

20 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Hirokazu Koreeda was born in Tokyo. His original aim was to find a career as a novelist, so he studied literature at Waseda University, but after graduation, he changed his mind, turning to film. He began his career as assistant director for TV Man Union, an independent Japanese television company, after which he cut his directorial teeth on eight documentary… Read more »

20 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists