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Film Club – Episode 14: BICYCLE THIEVES

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This episode gives us a realistic vision of post world war 2 Rome as we delve into Vittorio De Sica’s inspirational and aspirational film Bicycle Thieves. With its wonderfully effective subtleties and symbolism, it’s easy to see how much of an influence this grounded drama has become.

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TRASHBAG MASTERPIECE
This weeks masterpiece is the quintessential “so bad it’s great” B movie. Plan 9 From Outer Space the most notorious work from Ed Wood, often cited as the worst director EVER is a bold combination of flimsy props, shocking dialogue and dodgy acting. It truly is the blueprint for bad films with good intentions. If you’ve never seen it before, treat yourself and watch it in full right here down below.

 

THE NEXT FILM
Mal’s next pick is one that will polarize and divide like you wouldn’t believe. Quite possibly the strangest most deranged film committed to print Andrej Zulawski’s Possession is challenging but chock full of magic amongst the madness. Love, lies, deception, demonic creatures, doppelgangers and more make up this oddball odyssey. With its weird, tangled web of symbolism, unnerving imagery and overtly exaggerated acting Possession draws a fine line between lunacy and genius. For a better insight into what lies ahead, check out the trailer below.

 

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