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SLIPSTREAM (2007)

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"... An A-team of technical masters has been assembled by Hopkins, led by the sun-tinged cinematography by Dante Spinotti. Like Eastwood, Hopkins composes his own score..." Variety “ The year’s most experimental film….Brilliant” Roger Ebert "... Slipstream itself is a very interesting outlook on cinema and artistic vision, but in such an experimental way, like David Lynch and sometimes like Terry Gilliam..." Alex Billington, FirstShowing.net


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Catalogue No. ACC0102
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723001025
DVD Release Date 18 Dec 2008
Director Anthony Hopkins
Producer Stella Arroyave, Robert Katz
Cast Anthony Hopkins, Stella Arroyave, Lisa Pepper, Christian Slater, Cameron Manheim, John Turturro, Jeffrey Tambor
Genre Drama fantasy
Rating MA15+ (Violence and themes)
Run Time 97 minutes
Visual Format 2.35:1
Audio Format Dolby 5.1
Language English
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Quotes "... An A-team of technical masters has been assembled by Hopkins, led by the sun-tinged cinematography by Dante Spinotti. Like Eastwood, Hopkins composes his own score..." Variety “ The year’s most experimental film….Brilliant” Roger Ebert "... Slipstream itself is a very interesting outlook on cinema and artistic vision, but in such an experimental way, like David Lynch and sometimes like Terry Gilliam..." Alex Billington, FirstShowing.net
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Synopsis
Slipstream is the debut into independent filmmaking by Academy Award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins. If it is ever possible to sense the liberation and creative passion unleashed by such a newfound freedom, we can experience it with Hopkins's inventive and multilayered work. The film features a sterling ensemble cast, including Christian Slater, John Turturro, Stella Arroyave, Jeffrey Tambor, and Hopkins himself. Aided by acclaimed cinematographer Dante Spinotti and celebrated costume designer Julie Weiss, Hopkins takes on us an incredible journey into the combustion of a writer's mind and the nature of the creative process.

At times, this film appears to be a conventional, concrete, and straightforward tale about a screenwriter, Felix Bonhoffer. Then it turns riotously hallucinogenic, taking off on tangents and down rabbit holes into dream worlds and streams of consciousness. As the characters from the writer's fictional universe begin to appear in his "real" world, the audience starts questioning the limits of the human brain. We are given an opportunity to see into the vortex of a creative mind fulminating in "madness."

With a structured elegance, at times an overwhelmingly visceral kinesthesia, overflowing with film and artistic references, Hopkins announces he is a filmmaker with an unwaveringly artistic vision on a mission into the ineffable.
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