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Would you ever agree to a dinner party if you were a movie character? When they aren't showcases for social awkwardness, embarrassment, frenemyship or the airing of dirty laundry, they're the location of plots to uncover murders. This week on the IFC News podcast, we look at dinner parties in films, from the endless get-together of "The Exterminating Angel" to "Borat"'s bodily functions.
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Splice director Natali has two huge movie adaptations in the pipeline: William Gibson's Neuromancer, and J.G. Ballard's High Rise. In an exclusive interview, Natali explains to us how he updated and changed High Rise, and his hopes for Neuromancer.
While explaining to us the ideas behind Splice's graphic horror, Natali took some time to update us on how he's transforming High Rise, Ballard's story of class warfare in an isolated building the size of a city, into a movie. And he explained what he hopes audience will experience in his recently announced adaptation of Neuromancer.
as looking at the concept art poster for High Rise. I have no idea if this is based on the script you wrote or not, but the new High Rise building looks like it's not near a city. Is this film taking place on a stand-alone island? Unlike the book, which has the »
In the new movie Frozen, a group of fun-loving snowboarders — played by Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, and Kevin Zegers — get stuck on a chair lift. As the ski resort shuts down for the week, the young people realize they are trapped, facing certain death from exposure to the elements.
Nothing quite strikes a nerve the way throwing a hapless human into a completely insurmountable situation does. There's an irresistible pull to watching someone suffer a sort of primal melt-down when faced with the realization that neither fight nor flight are viable options, and filmmakers have taken good advantage of the impulse, sometimes directly, sometimes in surprisingly nuanced ways.
We are not immune to the gut twist that comes when witnessing a trap well-sprung — hell, we invite it! So in honor of those sorry snowboarders, we offer up our favorite Top 10 "No Escape" Scenarios
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3 items from 2010
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