WOW WHAT A BRILLIANT WAY TO REVITALIZE THE INTEREST IN THX - 1138...have Star Trek's Captain William Shatner review the DVD -- and on June 6 -- Shatner did just that...here's an excerpt from Shatner's review: George Lucas’s most grown-up piece of work is, oddly enough, his first feature from 1971, the instant classic of dystopic angst,THX 1138, inaugurating a steady reversal of artistic maturity that would culminate in the cartoonish Star Wars sequels; which is maybe where he wanted to end up all along.Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews ...
George Lucas’s most grown-up piece of work is, oddly enough, his first .
Some of Shatner's great quotes include:
THX 1138 is an impassioned howl against the dehumanization of modern society.
BLACK VS WHITE: "There’s plenty of subtext percolating beneath the surface, most of which is left to the viewer to figure out. For instance, the only black people seen are performers on crude holographic TV shows (either lasciviously dancing or performing “Amos ‘n Andy”-like routines), while all the workers are white"
"What makes the horror of THX 1138 so all-enveloping is that there is simply no villain..."
"But, decades later, the film’s righteous humanist indignation still shines through as brightly as ever. Sometimes over-laden with influences, from 1984 to The Wizard of Oz, and occasionally simplistic, THX 1138 is nevertheless a film like no other, science fiction as it should be."
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WELL WORTH THE PRICE -- if you know where it can be downloaded online legally will you ping me?
This blogger just re-watched the movie...alas...on a hot Friday afternoon prior to July 4 weekend it seemed horribly long....maybe it was seeing it on the small screen....THX-1138 -- I did think it ironic that I was watching and posting about it on Independence weekend when it is really an excercise in denying personal freedom or independence....if you re-watch it -- catch all of the subliminal stuff about consumerism -- still holds up well..js.