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Trailers from Hell Looks at Peter Weir's 'The Year of Living Dangerously'

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by Trailers From Hell
March 28, 2014 11:45 AM
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'The Year of Living Dangerously'
'The Year of Living Dangerously'

Warner Archive Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing "The Year of Living Dangerously."

Peter Weir’s superb political thriller set against the upheaval of Sukarno’s Indonesia is suspenseful, smart and beautifully acted with top honors going to Linda Hunt’s gender-bending triumph as photo-journalist Billy Kwan who strikes the romantic sparks between the more conventional duo played by Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver. The title was Sukarno’s prophetic phrase for the year 1965. Filming in Manila was disrupted by death threats from Moslem radicals and most of the film was shot in Australia. Composer Maurice Jarre eschewed his typically epic orchestrations for a low key electronic score bolstered by ancient tribal instruments.

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  • Peggy | March 28, 2014 4:09 PMReply

    I watch this movie often. It reminds me of the old days when films were serious and well made works of Art. I fell in love with Mel Gibson's blue eyes. Those were the days when you felt the thrill of seeing a new movie star being born.

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