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BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

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Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983, Beyond The Black Rainbow is a Reagan era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons.

Featuring an original analog synthesizer score by Black Mountain's Jeremy Schmidt.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1534085/
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

looks like magnet picked this flick up (not that anyone except me seems to give a shit about it)...maybe this new trailer will help

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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

Looks very interesting.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

how'd I miss this when you first brought it up? I'm game for this.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

Saw this at a film festival last year. It's good. I didn't totally love it. There's some incredible images and the music is very cool. I don't know, I don't want to give anything away, but I was just a little underwhelmed by it. Maybe I'll give it another shot when it's released.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

wow I was just about to start a thread about this. I've watched the new trailer 25 times in the past few days. One of the best cold trailer watches I've ever seen. I can't wait to see it.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

I want to hear more of the music soundtrack.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/re...k-rainbow/5424

...Borrowing equally from THX 1138 and Dark Star, writer-director Panos Cosmatos only initially appears to be a fanboy with a camera. Soon thereafter, the avant-garde aesthetic that defines Beyond the Black Rainbow, which infrequently appropriates the look and iconography of Luis Bu˝uel and Kenneth Anger, takes over

...Beyond the Black Rainbow has a visually dazzling and insanely dense look all its own, something like a trippy grindhouse homage whose familiar images are refracted through a prism of blacklight posters, Jodorowsky films, and even Rob Zombie's grungy psychotropic sensibility.
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i personally cannot wait
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

DVD Talk even had a review from last April.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

Analog synth score = my interest.

If Magnet picked this up, chances are I'll get sent a review copy. I seem to get a lot of their stuff.
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Here's a list of theaters where BTBR is currently screening:


Cambridge, MA: Brattle Theater
Portland, ME: Space Gallery
Austin, TX: Alamo Ritz
Dallas, TX: Texas Theatre
Denver, CO: Denver Film Center/Colfax
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

I'm seeing this Thursday night in Hollywood.
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Okay, I just got back from the sold out show in Hollywood. Damn good film, but don't really know what it was about. Oppression is the main theme, I guess. The visuals and special fx work is top notch. It was great seeing it in a nice 35mm presentation, too. We had a nice introduction by writer-director Panos Cosmatos and Composer Jeremy Schmidt. It's a slow burn of a film, so please keep that in mind when watching the film. You gotta absorb the visuals.
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yeah i just watched this at the Alamo Drafthouse last weekend. i didn't feel it was a great film... or even "good" for that matter; however, VERY worthwhile for one viewing solely for the marriage of sound and dazzling imagery. It's pitch-perfect for a director fanboy film, yet I felt the plot/story was haphazard. I can't wait to see this director approach someone else's script.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Okay, I just got back from the sold out show in Hollywood. Damn good film, but don't really know what it was about. Oppression is the main theme, I guess. The visuals and special fx work is top notch. It was great seeing it in a nice 35mm presentation, too. We had a nice introduction by writer-director Panos Cosmatos and Composer Jeremy Schmidt. It's a slow burn of a film, so please keep that in mind when watching the film. You gotta absorb the visuals.
Silent Theater ( Cinefamily ) ?
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The one and the same.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

I saw this in Vancouver tonight, with the Director and a lot of the crew in attendance. I loved it. I might even go see it again. It's funny I first came upon the trailer from just randomly spotting it on the Apple trailers site. When I watched the trailer I thought one of the tunnels in the film looked exactly like the tunnel 2 blocks from my house. I thought that, and forgot about it. I mean, its just a random trailer on Apple right. Who knows where they made it. Well nope, it was the tunnel by my house because it was made where I live, here in Vancouver. I really hope it puts the independent film scene on the map here in Vancouver. because it's probably the best independent film to come out of Vancouver in a decade if not longer.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

This is now on Netflix streaming.
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Excellent. Adding it now.
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I saw this in Vancouver tonight, with the Director and a lot of the crew in attendance. I loved it. I might even go see it again. It's funny I first came upon the trailer from just randomly spotting it on the Apple trailers site. When I watched the trailer I thought one of the tunnels in the film looked exactly like the tunnel 2 blocks from my house. I thought that, and forgot about it. I mean, its just a random trailer on Apple right. Who knows where they made it. Well nope, it was the tunnel by my house because it was made where I live, here in Vancouver. I really hope it puts the independent film scene on the map here in Vancouver. because it's probably the best independent film to come out of Vancouver in a decade if not longer.
...don't they film the bigger Hollywood films in Vancouver as well? I think they use it as NYC a lot.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

^Yup. Vancouver is used quite a lot, as is Toronto. Calgary, Banff, etc. gets used mostly for the goddamn beautiful mountains.

Fun fact: the trailer has a line about a "better, happier you," which I'm pretty sure is a reference to Vancouver musician Matthew Good's song, Giant:
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

Hmmm...I will have to check this out. Looks interesting.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

Looks like weird for the sake of weird. Let me add it to my queue, drink some hard liquor while I watch, and give my opinion.
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Re: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010?) (dir. Panos Cosmatos)

Well, this was certainly one of the more unique films I've seen as of late.

Cosmatos clearly fetishizes aesthetics, to the point where his film is essentially a series of hallucinatory, psychedelic episodes strung together by the barest of narratives.

Curiously, it pulls a Sunshine and practically becomes another film during the climax, much to my chagrin since the previous hour and change of the picture had set a definite, deliberate tone.

The score is fantastic - the love child of Alan Howarth and Fabio Frizzi. Heavy synth is a must for films of this type.

I was reminded of films such as THX-1138 and Altered States while watching it. In fact, if those two had a baby and that baby took acid, this would be it.

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