Mezhplanetnaya revolyutsiya [Interplanetary Revolution] (1924)

I am posting this one as more of a curiosity than something I would recommend. I’ve posted several Soviet era and post-Soviet animated films on the blog side of my efforts lately, with more to follow whenever I get around to it.  In fact, the Soviet Bloc produced vast quantities of animation, most of it […]

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Aelita (1980)

The great part about the endless search for new science fiction films is that one day you stumble across a film you’ve never heard of, and the next you’ve suddenly discovered a whole new vein of fascinating films, and perhaps even discovered a pivotal creator who should be hailed as one of the greats. And […]

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Les astronautes (1959)

Sometimes you have to relax for a few minutes and just have fun. Consider today’s film, an animated short film by Walerian Borowczyk.  Yes, it was made in France, and has been labeled “experimental” or “arty.”  But that doesn’t change the fact that it is an amusing little bit of comic storytelling with no greater […]

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La ragazza di latta (1970)

(aka, The Tin Girl) I really don’t know what to make of this film. But as it is an arty, Seventies, Italian comedy, that isn’t a bad thing. The time? Well, it must be the future: there’s talk of aliens, going to the moon, and even a company building robots. But it can’t be too […]

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La poupée [The Doll] (1962)

Curiouser and curiouser. This was my third early Sixties Italian science fiction film for the weekend. And, by far, the oddest. Even for the early Sixties. Now there are still a few little-known science fiction movies from the age before Lucas lurking out there which I haven’t seen yet.  But it isn’t always easy to […]

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Savannah Electric Monochrome Dystopia [The Savannah Resistance; Savannah Electric] (1985)

I never thought I would see this film. And now, not only have I seen it, but I’ve seen two different versions of the film. When I first heard of it, under its original name, Savannah Electric Monochrome Dystopia (which I still prefer!), it was almost a myth, one of those tiny independent films you […]

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Vortex (1982)

It was called “No Wave Film.” Although that wasn’t the official name: it was borrowed from the No Wave underground music movement which was already growing at the time and involved many of the same people. Some people called it the “New Cinema,” which was actually the name of the theater which showed these films. […]

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