To some it’s a flashy, gratuitously violent triumph of style over content; to others it’s the film that confirmed Tarantino as one of the most distinguished and talented contemporary American directors. Unquestionably it’s one of the most influential films of its time. PULP FICTION is a superbly written, complex, ultra-violent, almost unbearably tense and often hilarious thriller with an outstanding cast and some surprising performances, most notably from John Travolta. Drawing his inspiration from the lurid low-life characters found in the cheap yellow-paged crime novels of the 1930s and ’40s, Tarantino weaves together three tales of small-time criminal life in Los Angeles.
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Quentin Tarantino Season: In the lead up to Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, released Wed 14th Aug, we look back at some of Quentin's best films.
Forty years after its original release, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now returns to cinemas looking and sounding better than ever. Restored from the original negative to the highest audio and visual standards by the director himself, Final Cut is Coppola’s preferred and most visceral version of his Oscar-winning Vietnam War epic. This never-before-seen cut features only some of the footage added back into the Redux release, bringing the runtime to just a shade over three hours.
This screening includes a Q&A between Coppola and director Steven Soderbergh, recorded at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, in which they reflect on the film’s legacy in light of its 40th anniversary, and the long journey to creating this new restoration.
A heady mix of ’60s counter-culture and the Vietnam War meshes with hallucinatory visuals, a magnificent score and a monumental screenplay inspired by Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness. Martin Sheen stars as the Special Forces captain dispatched on a secret river-borne mission to Cambodia with a brief to ‘terminate with extreme prejudice’ a demented colonel (Marlon Brando) waging a private war in the hills.
When all-American couple Janet and Brad’s car breaks down outside an Old Dark House, they’re in for a night of frights and frolics at the hands of Dr Frank N. Furter and all manner of kinky Transylvanians in this cult musical comedy.
Contains moderate sex and one use of strong language.