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  • s  characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

  • The directors not only shepherd a huge cast of amateur actors through their remorseless paces but create a high-speed, phantasmagorical cinematic style that never lets up for two .
  • Snakes in 1980's The Buddhist Fist; a man-size toad in the phantasmagorical Miracle Fighters of 1982; rats in Shaolin Drunkard.
  • In Europa Terra Incognita, he painted a phantasmagorical map of Europe showing Serbia surrounded by Nazis, cockroaches and royalists.
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  • Drafthouse Films Revives 1979 John Huston-Sam Peckinpah Sci-Fi ‘The Visitor’
    Drafthouse Films has added another curio to their eclectic slate. They’ve unearthed 1979?s The Visitor , a phantasmagorical sci-fi oddity starring Lance Henriksen, Mel Ferrer, Shelley Winters, Franco Nero, and iconic film directors John Huston and Sam Peckinpah in the tale of an alien Christ figure battling a demonic 8-year-old girl and her pet hawk for the fate of the universe. One of the crop ...
    June 19, 2013 - Deadline Hollywood
  • North Olmsted Library will host steampunk extravaganza
    North Olmsted Branch Library will host The Phantasmagorical Steampunk Extravaganza with Jim Kleefeld on June 29.
    June 14, 2013 - The Sun Post-Herald

  • Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in
    When the movie came out, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state, said: "Boycotting this film is the least we can do. The book and the film are a pot pourri of nonsense, a phantasmagorical cocktail of inventions."
  • Ridley Scott in KVUE
    I never saw them,Mr. Scott says. "I didn't want to be influenced, so I kept my nose clean. The only epic other than my own that I've seen lately was the first Lord of the Rings, which was phantasmagorical and very well-done. But the fact...
  • Arthur H in The Gazette (Montreal)
    Above all, it's a song about the frustration of living something real in a world of illusion,Arthur H said. "We live in a phantasmagorical world of Hollywood, of seductive women and men, of mythic stories that please us but aren't at all...

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