road movies

*contains spoilers Box office megaflop Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) was unleashed at the beginning of a period of conservative Reagan-ism and the public simply didn’t take to its community led by a corrupt Christian minister and politician… even if he did mean well! This reimagining of Stanley Kramer’s (1913-2001 pneumonia) It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad,…

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Ian Pringle is an Australian writer/director who began his career with a couple of shorts and the short feature Wronsky (1979). His first feature was The Plains of Heaven (1982) which is set in the highlands of Victoria. His follow-up to that was Wrong World (1985) which is a kind of road movie in the…

Read more Writer/Director Ian Pringle on The Prisoner of St. Petersburg and his Cult Career…

*contains spoilers The music in Wrong World is minimalist, almost experimental, with harmonica, strings and drums which are almost incoherent like the mind of Moir. Certainly the music doesn’t seem to belong, much like Moir. He runs across Kennedy again and says “a rich friend” is funding him, shouting her Chinese, when she’d prefer a…

Read more The Poetic Film Triptych of Director Ian Pringle (Part Two)