Tarantula (!) 1955 in QUAD-o-RAMA !!

Truncated and QUAD-o-RAMAed so that you can experience and enjoy this classic 1950s science fiction film in exactly 10 minutes.  Note the exclamation mark after Tarantula only appears in the advertising art but not on the main title of the actual film, a fascinating bit of useless trivia.

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Opening Montage

The Last Black Man In San Francisco (2019) is a beautiful elegy of a film, and offers a truly unique view of the City as captured in the brilliant opening montage, which sets the tone for the film that follows.  The film has a great score by Emile Mosseri, but the music used in the opening montage is actually by Michael Nyman – “MGV (Musique a Grande Vitesse” originally commissioned to celebrate the inauguration of the TGV North-European Paris-Lille line in 1993.  The film also features an astounding cover of “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)” featuring Mike Marshall (vocals) & Daniel Herskedal (tuba).  Just see the film!

QUAD-o-RAMA: Monster On The Campus (1958)

Absorb the essence of this neglected film in less than 8 minutes !!

Quad-O-Rama™:  In order to match the cacophonous assault of today’s films, older films can be truncated (all the boring parts are deleted), and then cut in to 4 equal sections to be displayed simultaneously.  Hence, a standard length film can be displayed in 10 minutes or less, but still retain coherence to the original.

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Cuarón, Roma (trailer), Pink Floyd

This is a beautiful film, gorgeously photographed in black & white, casual and breathtaking at the same time, impeccably choreographed, alive with the mystery that is life.  Yeah, I really liked it.  Best to see it on the big screen.  This trailer just appeared to remind me of the films transcendent greatness.  The Pink Floyd music (not used in the actual film) really sells it.

QUAD-o-RAMA: The Land Unknown (1957)

As an exercise, I re-edited this Lost World wannabe mini-epic film from my childhood.  I was able to truncate the running time to about 25 minutes (from 78 minutes).  Then I decided to divide the film into 4 equal parts and display them simultaneously:  the miracle of QUAD-o-RAMA !!  Now, you can absorb the essence of the film in about 6 minutes.  You’re welcome !