18 March 2012

THEY LIVE (Dir. John Carpenter, 1988, US) - False Needs

They Live, released in 1988, marked a high point in the work of John Carpenter. This science fiction allegory is the closest Carpenter came to making a political film. The shots are taken from a key sequence in which the main protagonist slips on some sunglasses and finally comes face to face with an Orwellian reality based on social control.

1 comment:

  1. Check out Gutter Cinemas feature film 'Black Biscuit' directed by Fabrizio Federico.
    A punk cinema movement is happening right now in the UK.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fYx2WRbfVo

    Keep up the blogging, great site by the way.

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