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Prometheus (1998)

Prometheus is a contemporary quest story set in end-of-millennium Britain and continental Europe. It asks what humanity has made of Prometheus' gift of fire - energy, technology, expertise, but also destruction, pollution and war.

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Tony Harrison

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Tony Harrison
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Credited cast:
Michael Feast ... Hermes
Walter Sparrow ... Grandad
Fern Smith Fern Smith ... Mam
Jonathan Waistnidge Jonathan Waistnidge ... Jack
Steve Huison ... Dad
Audrey Haggerty Audrey Haggerty ... Grandma
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Miner
Catherine Pidd Catherine Pidd ... Daughter of Ocean
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverley Ashby Beverley Ashby ... Daughter of Ocean
James Banks James Banks ... Miner
Sue Barker Sue Barker ... Daughter of Ocean
Beverley Brighton Beverley Brighton ... Daughter of Ocean
Linda Callear Linda Callear ... Daughter of Ocean
Ian Clayton Ian Clayton ... Miner
Maureen Craven Maureen Craven ... Daughter of Ocean
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Prometheus is a contemporary quest story set in end-of-millennium Britain and continental Europe. It asks what humanity has made of Prometheus' gift of fire - energy, technology, expertise, but also destruction, pollution and war.

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Canada | UK

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English | Greek | German | Bulgarian

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16 April 1999 (UK) See more »

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The statue of Prometheus that is built in the film weighed 1.2 tonnes and was covered in 4,800 sheets of gold leaf paper. It now lives in writer-director Tony Harrison's garden - he refers to it as his "garden gnome". See more »

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A Lesson in Tedium
30 July 2006 | by dodo1066See all my reviews

Perhaps this is the truest form of Marmite in film has yet offered humanity. It seems to have been well reviewed by some sources and I cannot argue with their conclusions. Yet for me, these seem entirely erroneous.

The film, in my opinion, was too long, too contrived, too repetitive, too tedious, poorly directed and most of all I just found it sadly enormously dull. I could rant for some time, but I feel the best direction I can give to those who are reading this review is to tell of the reaction of my family and two friends (ages ranging from 16-59 years old) who one summer's evening drove out to an outdoor viewing of this film at which Tony Harrison was himself present.

We look back on it now with some hilarity, but of those 7 viewers (myself included) I can personally guarantee readers that this film could not possibly have attained more than 20 stars (less than 3 on average per person). It was, for us, a horrible evening of subjection to the worst form of artistic expression. I would urge readers to stay away from this film, but they say seeing is believing, so go find out for yourself. In my case, I truly believe this ranks amongst the worst "films" I have ever seen.


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