Fantastic Poster for IFC's Re-Release of Fassbinder's 'World on a Wire'
by Alex Billington
May 30, 2011
Source: Daily Mubi, Website
There's an upcoming cinema tour of a new digitally restored print of Germam filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1973 made-for-TV sci-fi movie World on a Wire, that I hadn't heard much about before until I caught a glimpse of this gorgeous poster. The Daily Mubi (via The Playlist) debuted the official poster for the re-release and it's quite stunning - thanks to designer Sam Smith. I don't mind if we've seen things like this before, I always love seeing incredibly well-designed posters like this, especially surrounding classic rarely-seen films that are getting a second life and second theatrical run. More info on the re-release below!
Made in 1973 for German television, World on a Wire is a "three-and-a-half-hour, two-part, sci-fi head-trip of a movie about government conspiracies and parallel realities set in a world of gleaming '70s corporate minimalism." Has anyone seen it? I think I'm planning on checking it out. Janus Films will be touring the print throughout June to October in cities including Toronto, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cambridge, Seattle and Houston. You can find exact dates and theater info on the film's official website. There is also a trailer coming soon, so be on the lookout for that as well. Cool poster, eh?
Got that infographic style doon. Quite like it.
Crapola on May 30, 2011
Well, the movie deserves cult-status just for picking up the idea of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulacron , but I found it relatively hard to get through. It is filled with strange characters and has no special effects but cold atmosphere. Not easy if you are used to todays visual standards...
Cooper on May 31, 2011
It played at MIFF last year and I absolutely adored it. The first half is better than the second but if you are familiar with any of Fassbinder's work, you'll know what to expect. I loved how he took "Simulacron-3" and applied it to the problems of living in West Germany.
Julian B on May 31, 2011
This is one of our most underrated German movies because it was too far ahead of it´s time....Visually comparable to Kubrik´s masterpieces...A Must See for all filmlovers...
Wackdibi on Jun 1, 2011
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_on_Wires) points out that it was remade as The 13th Floor with Craig Bierko and Gretchen Mol.... but everyone forgot about this movie as it seemed like a ripoff of the Matrix and Dark City... but it's not such a bad flick.
Michael Wexler on Jun 7, 2011
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