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Christopher Fowler
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We got to five on this site last time around: I reviewed very obscure films to the complete disinterest of my readership. Here was I eager to discuss bonkers storylines with anyone who'd listen and you lot were like middle-class housewives at a book club; two minutes of interest followed by a heated discussion about the difficulty of finding a decent gardener. So I thought I'd try again, but go…
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Christopher Fowler
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This is going to be a column about two Terry Gilliam movies; 'Brazil' VS 'The Zero Theorem'. But don't let the geekiness put you off - I'm trying to make a point about how we experience things. In my old job I saw a lot of films accompanied by artists. After, we'd compare notes. I'd say the story was flawed, they'd say they loved all the blue, or the bit in the mountains. We zero in on the parts…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
When you're a tourist to a new city, you tend to cram in a spectacular amount of walking and sightseeing. At the moment London seems to have more tourists than I can ever remember being here at one time. What would it be like to use their busy day-long schedule on a bunch of things you wanted to see in your own city? There were several things I wanted to do, so taking a leaf from their book I…
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Christopher Fowler
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The Arts
Terry Gilliam's films are like pizza and sex; even when they're not great, they're still damned good. The only film of his I've actively hated was the defiantly unwatchable 'Tideland', and his recent 'The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus' was a total joy. Gilliam needs a good writer - he always produces his best work when yoked to a decent scribe. Now 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote', the disastrous…
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Christopher Fowler
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The Arts
1. Pixar put a 76 year-old widower in the lead of Up (okay, so he was animated), and defied a number of their licensees, who pulled out because they were fearful of losing youth sales. 2. SF came back! Moon, Triangle, District 9, District 13: Ultimatum and Avatar made it a bumper year. Shame about Terminator 4, though. 3. George Clooney delivered a career-high performance in Up In The Air, and you…
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