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The Neon Bible (1995)

 |  Drama  |  1 March 1996 (USA)
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While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality ... See full summary »

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David, aged 10
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Sarah
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Clyde
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While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's life in a rural 1940s Southern town. Written by Ivana Redwine <credwine@ix.netcom.com>

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A Bíblia de Neon  »

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In an interview with "Time Out Film", Terence Davies said about this film, "[It] doesn't work, and that's entirely my fault. The only thing I can say is that it's a transition work. And I couldn't have done The House of Mirth (2000) without it." See more »

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David, aged 15: If you were different from anybody else in town, you had to get out. They used to say in school, "you have to think for yourself," but you couldn't do that in town. You have to think what your father thought and that was what everybody thought.
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References Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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Hard Times Come Again No More
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Thomas Hampson
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How not to make a film...
25 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Have no idea what this film was made for. Uninteresting plot, pace at most times extremely slow, scary images (this boy with still face - as if made of wax - staring at the moon...), pathetic visual effects.

Watched that film in the cinema with 30 other viewers. Half of them left within the first quarter of an hour, the rest decided to give a film a try. After a while irritation turned into disbelief (this film is a joke) and later into amusement (yes, it is a joke!). Thus in the middle of the film I couldn't help it any more and started laughing aloud (watching the scene of murder with storm, lightning and bushes beating furiously in the window) and went on till the END sign. The rest of crowd joined me with relief.

Film highly recommended for use in laughter therapy.


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