Skyline Indie Film Fest

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Month: December 2014

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The Man Who Fell to Earth – 50 Favorite Indie Films

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So this one has been in the queue for quite a while and I simply forgot about it. Sorry Lyndee! But fear not, it has been rediscovered and will be duly served immediately!

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

When the trailer teases with “…a shocking mind stretching experience of sight. And space. And sex.” and stars the gender bending icon David Bowie there’s simply no way to not hunt down this film and give it the full undivided attention an indie film deserves.

Lyndee writes:

It’s the only [indie] film that year after year, decade after decade, remains #1 on my list. It’s just a great unexpected story that kept viewers thinking way past seeing it. The patents were fictitious but look at our CDs and digital cameras; they weren’t that far off. In 1976, it was totally out there! Throw in the spectacular cast of David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark et al. and the allure of the cut vs. uncut versions; everything was aligned for an incredible and unforgettable film.

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Memento – 50 Favorite Indie Films

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Today’s selection is Christopher Nolan’s ultra-dark, highly influential second film, the psycho-noir, Memento.

MementoMemento is the story of Leonard (Guy Pearce), a former insurance investigator on the trail of his wife’s killer. The major issue with Leonard’s hunt for the killer is that every time he goes to sleep, or becomes overly stressed, he loses his memories from the previous days due to an injury he sustained during the attack and murder of his wife. So as a means of keeping track of clues to the identity of the murderer, Leonard tattoos the most pertinent information regarding his investigation onto his body, making him look like a human little black book crawling with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and random notes.

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