Sunday, 21 April 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 128: Wed May 8

Toby Dammit (Fellini, 1967) + Hu-Man (Laperrousaz, 1975): BFI Southbank, 8.50pm
This Terence Stamp movie, part of the BFI season devoted to the actor, also screens on May 11th. You can find all the details here. Stamp will be at the screening to introduce the films.

Here is the BFI introduction to Toby Dammit:
In the best of the three episodes making up this portmanteau of adaptations of tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Fellini cast Stamp as a degenerate, drug-addled British actor come to Rome to play Christ in a Catholic Western. The director’s trademark obsessions and stylistic flamboyance are on plentiful display, and his star rewards him with an appropriately unsettling and brave performance.

Here is an extract. 

... and also to Hu-Man:
A newly edited short version of this rare and seemingly prescient cult fantasy about an actor (Stamp) being put in threatening situations and having his emotions broadcast to TV viewers. Jeanne Moreau and Frederick Von Pallandt (of Nina and Frederick fame) were also in the cast.

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