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10. The Ghostbusters
The first of three Ghostbusters films, directed by Ivan Reitman from 1985, is a sarcastic satire against capitalism. But almost every film revolves around the growing gap between the privileged few and their subjects that they serve. For example, first call the Ghostbusters come from a spectacular 5-star hotel, whose secret can not be kept. Murray pleased with them “serves” a bill of $5000 for services matched only by the film’s obvious contempt for the class that can afford to eat in a restaurant and luxury, the film leaves the poor accounting Louis (Rick Moranis) on outside people to a Sumerian demon dog.
09. Time Bandits
Ignored by his father, that is not in the mood to chat on his favorite subject, history, Kevin goes on an adventure in time, together with six dwarfs. They have “borrowed” a map of black holes in the universe, the Supreme Being. They meet with Napoleon during the Battle of Castiglione, with Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest intersects with liner Titanic. But there are always followed by an appearance as a head that requires the map back. The film’s cautionary message is that if few of us are concerned about the higher meaning of existence and meaning of life in general, most are interested in the mundane.
Omicron is a Italian film from 1964 directed by Ugo Gregoretti, a parody of capitalist society which cultivates the idea of performance and effectiveness. An alien has an earthly body to learn about our planet, in order to conquer its own race. When the alien is usses with the human body goes to work the earthly and start working with unprecedented speed.
Edward Scissorhands is a film of eccentric and obsessive American master of fantasy, Tim Burton, toned moralizing story about tolerance, diversity and creativity, but also difficult maturation of a young man (young man in question is a monster). Edward must find its place not only ironic and surreal world of the small community where he lives, but also around the world.
A comedy in the style of director Mel Brooks, whose satire goes, this time, to the film of George Lucas – Star Wars. Planet Spaceball is trying to steal the peaceful atmosphere of his neighbor, Druid. The characters are like clones after Lucas’ famous heroes, and Brooks himself appears in the film in dual role: Skroob, the president of the aggressor planet, and yogurt, a wise old man. As usual, Brooks wrote, directed and produced, and not leave until he got what he proposed – healthy laughter of spectators.
05. Mars Attacks
Mars Attacks, directed by Tim Burton, features a cast of big names: Natalie Portman, Danny De Vito, Pierce Brosnan, Jack Nicholson, Annette Benning. Famous for alien sound, is a fiction inspired by a set of collector cards for kids about an invasion of Martians: film production is a parody of science fiction category B.
It is a dark and sarcastic view of a very possible future of humanity, directed by Terry Gilliam. In a utopian future perfect efficiency, the technology and bureaucracy reign supreme in their forms, and decreed by the government where surveillance is ubiquitous and accepted as an inconvenience everyday life of Sam Lowry takes a bizarre turn driven by a series of events.
Sleeper is a parody of genre fiction: Woody Allen parody comic themes make “serious” of time travel films, like The Time Machine. Woody Allen’s character (who is also director) is sent in the future through cryogenics. There will be posed as robot, will love and take part in a rebellion.
Screenings parody of Frankenstein and Dracula novels and movies with vampires and monsters in general, directed by Mel Brooks. Frankenstein’s grandson returns from America back 70 years. Transylvania and will continue experiments to defy the laws of nature started by his grandfather. But the monster that creates is more human than you should, and the story has happy ending. The satire is to the movies they see Machiavellian things, making monsters evil creatures.
01. Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is a satire of the Cold War and nuclear terror as a political tool. At the height of the Cold War, when a number of nuclear bombers from an officer unbalanced receive an order to bomb enemy number one – Russia – heads of the two countries are trying to prevent a nuclear holocaust. But as the defense is based on mutual destruction, the result will be surprising.