Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Autori filma HOT FUZZ su i do sada uglavnom govorili ono što se sviđa ekipi filma DOBA NEVINOSTI, ali kada su najavili Hot Fuzztival, festival policijskog i akcionog filma kojim žele da najave premijeru HOT FUZZa i kada su na program stavili Dimitrijeve omiljene filmove POINT BREAK Kathryn Bigelow i BAD BOYS II Michaela Baya, i najavili omaž našem omiljenom reditelju Tony Scottu, tada nije bilo greške da je reč o našim ljudima.

Ovde možete naći informacije o predstojećem Hot Fuzztivalu.

Inače, pretpremijera HOT FUZZa će se održati 10. februara i film će biti prikazabn kao double-bill sa kultnim THE SUPER COPS Gordona Parksa.


Blogger doba_nevinosti said...

Edgarovi komentari o pojedinacnim naslovima na Hot Fuzztivalu:

Danny Butterman's Double-Bill: Point Break & Bad Boys II9 February 2007

Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright writes: "In Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg's Sergeant Nicholas Angel's knowledge of film history is somewhat slim. Specifically his awareness of cop movies and popcorn action is a big fat zero. To rectify this his puppyish partner Constable Daniel Butterman (Nick Frost) prescribes an immediate fix; a double bill of mayhem in the shape of Point Break and Bad Boys II.

To give viewers the full method experience of Hot Fuzz I proudly give the Institute Of Contemporary Arts the brain melting experience of seeing the same.

Witness two of the most gloriously OTT cop movies of all time in the shape of Kathryn Bigelow's cult classic Point Break and Michael Bay's Bad Boys II, his valiant attempt to trash as many cars as possible in the space of 147 minutes. Which is quite a lot.

But which film is the more gleefully insane? Keanu Reeve's Eff-Bee-Ai agent on the trail of a gang of wild wave riding, sky diving bankrobbers or Will Smith and Martin Lawrence laying waste to bad guys of every ethnic persuasion in an equal opportunity rampage against Haitians, Cubans and the KKK.

Only you can be the judge.

But let this be known. Point Break contains the best footchase in cinema history and Bad Boys II the finest car rampage since The Blues Brothers.

Danny Butterman insists you attend."

Hard-Boiled5 Feb 2007 - 10 Feb 2007

Chow Yun-Fat is a top cop out to avenge the murder of his partner and Tony Leung is an undercover agent who team up to topple a triad gang in this highly influential action-thriller from a pre-Hollywood John Woo.

The screening on Monday 5 February will be introduced by Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

Edgar Writes: "Hard to beat. To this day and by some measure Hard Boiled remains the benchmark for relentless, thrilling, visceral action. Still the most action packed 2 hours of celluloid in cinematic history. John Woo hits a delirious high in his Cantonese career with a fistful of amazing set pieces that put other directors whole careers to shame. From the white knuckle teahouse opener to the relentless hospital closer, the film has more show stoppers than an MGM musical.

Clench your toothpick in gritted teeth and enjoy all over again."

Man on Fire3 Feb 2007 - 11 Feb 2007

Part of Hot Fuzztival's salute to director Tony Scott: A big, bruising revenge thriller, in which the high-style reflects the turbulent emotions driving the action. One of the great under-rated films of recent years.

The screening on Saturday 3 February will be introduced by Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

Edgar writes: "Tony Scott's explosive, long gestating Mex-epic features more beautifully lit badassery, double exposures and artful subtitles than a cinema screen can handle. A remake of the 1987 film of the same name, that Tony Scott had originally planned to direct, but was denied the chance on the basis that he did have enough hits under his belt. Instead Scott directed Top Gun and returned to the material nearly two decades later with an eye popping box of tricks. Deserves to be seen large and loud."

Electra Glide in Blue3 Feb 2007 - 12 Feb 2007

Rarely shown on the big-screen, this stylish cop drama about an Arizona motorcycle cop who gets the chance to investigate a murder is a one-of-a-kind cult classic. The only film its director ever made, and with one of the great final shots of all-time.

The screening on Saturday 3 February will be introduced by Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

Edgar writes:"Ex-music producer and rock manager's James William Guercio's one and only directorial credit is a gem among cop films; one that both sits proudly in the idiosyncratic golden period of 70's cinema and marks a bittersweet counterpoint to Easy Rider.

Diminutive Robert Blake's 'Big John' Wintergreen is dwarfed by his colleagues and the surrounding Monument Valley; the quintessential small cop in the Big Country. His motorcycle traffic cop has lofty ambitions, but a promotion to Homicide and the chance to crack a mysterious murder isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Beautifully shot by the late Conrad Hall, this is a funny, heartbreaking and sometimes brutal film. Its classic final shot is one to behold."

Sudden Impact6 Feb 2007 - 9 Feb 2007

After a seven year break, Clint Eastwood returned to the role of 'Dirty' Harry Callahan for a case which finds the .44 Magnum-toting cop tracking a fellow vigilante. Non-stop badass action in what's probably the toughest entry in the series.

The screening on Tuesday 6 February will be introduced by Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

Edgar Writes: "By no means the finest Dirty Harry film (that honour easily goes to Don Siegel's classic original), 1983's Sudden Impact remains a gloriously entertaining trash epic; a truly guilty pleasure in the Inspector Callahan hand-canon. With a 53 year old Eastwood scowling up a storm as San Francisco's rogue badass the film is a cartoon rampage of neverending goons, stickup merchants and gang rapists. Add to this a female spin on Death Wish with Eastwood's then beau Sondra Locke turning Lady Vengeance and you have something of a grindhouse exploitation revenge flick.

To cap it all, Harry Callahan, having already worked through partners of an Hispanic, African American and female persuasion, is here partnered with - yes - a farting bulldog."

A full evening's entertainment with a special preview of Hot Fuzz, a much-needed 'bar break' and a late screening of firm Fuzztival favourite The Super Cops.

Special Preview: Hot Fuzz
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright – the makers of Shaun of the Dead – are back together for a fabulously funny and fast-paced action-comedy. Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a top London cop who’s so good that he makes his fellow officers look bad. Banished to a sleepy, seemingly crime-free village Angel soon finds himself up to his badge in bodies, though he has a hard time convincing his new colleagues that they’re dealing with murder. The style of a Hollywood action-thriller is crossed with the sensibility of the team’s enduringly popular TV series Spaced, creating a sharp, surprising and endlessly entertaining comedy.

Dir Edgar Wright, UK 2006, 120 mins, cert TBC

Screening courtesy of Universal Pictures International (UK) & Working Title Films

Preview followed by Q&A with director Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost

Edgar Wright will DJ in the bar between films.

followed at 11.30pm by

The Super Cops
A vivid, little-seen New York cop thriller from the ‘70s with a plot that’s a direct influence on Hot Fuzz. Based on the true story of police partners whose maverick style was so effective that it earned them the nicknames Batman & Robin, as well as landing them in trouble by showing up their corrupt colleagues. Screening as part of the Hot Fuzz Preview double-bill.

Dir Gordon Parks,USA 1974, 90 mins

Edgar Writes on The Super Cops: "Move over Joel Schumacher, these are the real adventures of 'Batman & Robin'. Little seen and hugely underrated, this serio-comic crime caper was Gordon Parks' follow up his two hugely successful Shaft films.

Based on the true life exploits of NYPD officers David Greenberg and Robert Hantz, dubbed 'Batman and Robin' by New York reporters, the film falls somewhere between the corruption scandal of Serpico and the absurdist humour of Catch 22.

The great screenplay is scripted by none other than Lorenzo Semple Jnr who is also responsible ironically for the 1966 Batman TV Series and the 1980 version of Flash Gordon. It also features a hilarious performance by Ron Leibman; a fantastic actor who something of a minor cult icon thanks to parts in this, The Hot Rock, Slaughterhouse Five and more recently Garden State. He was also reportedly the fiery inspiration for Michael Dorsey in Tootsie. If you've only seen Leibman as Rachel's Dad in Friends, then catch him cleaning up Manhattan and kicking a whole lot of ass. The cult of Ron Leibman starts here!"

Brannigan10 Feb 2007 - 16 Feb 2007

John Wayne is a tough Chicago cop who comes to London to bring back a bail-jumping gangster. His style of law enforcement comes as quite a shock to his very British crime-fighting partner, played by Sir Richard Attenborough. Great use of London locations, plus a Western-style barroom brawl transplanted to the East End.

The screening on Saturday 10 February will be introduced by Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.

Edgar Writes: "The Duke is back. In the Big Smoke, no less! John Wayne's one and only London set film is a royally entertaining romp. Made in 1975 by Theatre Of Blood director Douglas Hickox; this attempt to capture the Dirty Harry dollar with the sexagenerian punching and shooting his way through the capital is really rather amusing.

See the aging Western star drawl his way through scenes with Richard Attenborough, Brian Glover and a young Tony Robinson. See death-defying Tower Bridge stunts not attempted again until 1997's Spiceworld. See our toupee wearing hardman meet cute with a ridiculously young Judy Geeson. Witness the Duke running riot in every tourist trap location going; from Hyde Park to Picadilly Circus.

Experience Brannigan."

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