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There's a Moon Out Tonight
Written by Vincent Naccarato, Mike Mincelli, Nick K. Santa Maria, Frank Reina and John Cassese
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Performed by The Capris
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This is a movie that does not rely on SFX to impress the audience. The storytelling is amazing.
Without noticing, I was pulled into the fantasy world that this movie is. Nothing is judged, no good or evil. No clichés, no heroes. Just the story. Not entirely unlike 'Brazil'. But this movie relies less on a 'weird' future world. Sure, the atmosphere is weird. But not the surroundings. Little events, happening all the time, make up the world. It is unclear whether they are happening inside the characters head, or they are real events.
Perhaps a bit too much for most American style 'junk food film' viewers, but I hope some of the 'Hollywood Junk' producers take notice, and learn.
Too bad this movie didn't show in more theaters. A real 'must see' for those who loved 'Alice in Wonderland'
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