Commentary

*contains spoilers The second serpent film Venom (1981), not to be confused with the 2018 superhero movie, has a great cast of British actors as well as German Klaus Kinski (1926-91 heart attack) and American semi-legend Sterling Hayden (1916-86 prostate cancer) in his last film appearance. What is basically a siege movie, with a snake…

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*contains spoilers When did the supercomputer come into being? In fact, has a supercomputer already come into being? Like the movie Eagle Eye (2008), is there already a information gathering supercomputer which can think and pick on individuals – perhaps even determine the outcome of elections in various countries through fudging numbers fed into it.…

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*contains spoilers Penny finds Steiner’s office ransacked and the killer attempts to strangle her but she uses a blunt instrument and escapes him/her/neither. Here the music, or lack of it, drives the tension. Is a life without music/sex worth living? This element seems built in to the tension of the sequence. Of course, after another…

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