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John Hurt

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Hellboy (2004)

Elevator Pitch. A demonic entity recovered as a baby in 1944 by an American army unit during an attempt by the Nazis to open a portal to the forces of hell, is brought up by Professor Bruttenholm and becomes a paranormal investigator working with a psychic fish person and a pyro-telekinetic lady to combat evil … Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Elevator Pitch In the early 1970s Control, the head of MI6, suspects that there is a mole in the senior management and, on the possibility of finding out who it is, sends Jim Prideaux to Hungary. But Prideaux is shot and as a result Control and his right hand man George Smiley are sacked. Later … Continue reading

Contact (1997)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel of the same name. Director Robert Zemeckis Writers/Script James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg (story by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan) Starring David Morse, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, James Woods, Angela Bassett, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, … Continue reading

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Released 2006 Rating 15 in UK Director Tom Tykwer Writer/s Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer Starring Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alan Rickman, John Hurt (Narrator) Source of story A book by Patrick Süskind Elevator Pitch A young man, raised in the grimy underbelly of 18th century Paris, is driven by his heightened … Continue reading

Snowpiercer (2013)

Released 2013 Rating R in USA Director Joon-ho Bong Writer/s Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson Starring Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton Source of story A graphic story Le Transperceneige by Jaques Lob, Bejamin Legrand, Jean Marc Rochette Elevator Pitch A ragged bunch of men women and children are crammed into the … Continue reading

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK Director Jim Jarmusch Writer/s Jim Jarmusch, Marion Bessay Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yeltsin, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A couple get together after time apart, she from Tangier, he in Detroit. They are vampires living in the 21st … Continue reading

Alien

Released 1979 Rating 15 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt,  Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch After a visit to an apparently uninhabited planet, the crew of the space tug Nostromo become aware that, inadvertently, they … Continue reading

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