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Capricorn One (1977)

11 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

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A bit too close to the nerve, maybe. Shot just a few years after the Moon Landings ended, and the conspiracy theories surrounding that, Capricorn One never had co-operation from Nasa in making this movie. This film tells the story of Earth’s first manned mission to Mars, on which a fatal flaw is detected before • Read More »

Film Types Explained

10 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

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To myself, I define movies into basic types. These are as follows: A simple linear timeline film, with a single main plot and a story which reaches a conclusion. As type 1, but where there are several stories going on, in addition to the main story. As Type 1 or Type 2, but where no • Read More »

Marooned (1969)

10 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

Marooned

This is a lesser-known movie I recently discovered. It has some big stars for the day in and is a fictional account of what may happen if a retro rocket fails to fire, for the de-orbit burn, which brings a spacecraft back to Earth. Remember, this was released at a time when USA was trying • Read More »

Jaws (1975)

9 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Film Reviews, Reviews.

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Possibly the best linear timeline and single-story ever (what I call a Type 1). Jaws is very well directed and edited. It uses little previews of upcoming events and music, to teach the viewer about things that will happen later, so as not to be overwhelmed. The story is simple. A killer shark starts eating • Read More »