the pyramid (1976)

the pyramid (1976)
October 28, 2020

This examines the impact of the media as well as New Age mysticism, which is an admirable attempt even if the result is a mixed one. A bit of a head-scratcher. He is fired for his troubles, and goes on a personal search for truth and beauty in the media. Though I'm more eluded by why there isn't an official DVD or Blu Ray release to this day. There are also country songs, performed at a bar. It's a bit weird, indecipherable, and slow, but some of it is quite fun. Film data from TMDb. (as John Stoglin Parker). Incoherent indie film from the 70s. Looking for something to watch? "One-hit wonder" implies a lone off-the-charts critically and commercially lauded blockbuster; in other words, a single success. You never really find out what the deal is with the pyramids. After Anubis leaves, Nora and Fitzie decipher hieroglyphs in the chamber that indicate the pyramid was constructed to imprison Anubis, who is seeking to reunite with his creator, Osiris. When I watched it and saw AGFA's logo at the beginning, it made a little more sense; it's not the first time they've aired something from their archives. "We're born falling and years later we finally hit the bottom. The Pyramid was released on December 5, 2014, and was negatively received by critics. Title: There’s a particularly effective moment when he & his anchor happen to drive along JFK’s path past the book depository and grassy knoll without comment, but it lands with a chill. Well, this is not a typical review for me. The team comes upon a carved mural that depicts passages from the Book of the Dead and its guide to immortality – Anubis's weighing of the heart for access into the afterlife. The protagonist is a TV news field reporter in Dallas who becomes interested in some hippy-dippy New Age theories thanks to his hippy-dippy New Age girlfriend. This is mostly a vehicle for some new age B.S. The Weirdo's Videostore (aka The Weirdos Paradise), Solo Blasters: Directors Who Made One Film in Their Career, Insignificant But Nonetheless Necessary For Completists' Sake: 'Miscellaneous Talkies' listed in by 'The Motion Picture Guide' (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, Cinebooks, Inc.; 1927-1983). He is fired for his troubles, and goes on a personal search for truth and beauty in the media. Not up to par quality wise to be a classic of 70s cinema, so it is really no wonder why it's really a forgotten film. (1976). Not great, but Richard Linklater would love this. Directed by Gary Kent. During a slave revolt in 1844, a British mercenary aids an Antilles island-colony gain its independence from Portugal but years later he returns there to manhunt a local rebel army leader and former friend. The most striking part of the movie is a drive through Dealey Plaza, the site of the JFK assassination. With Michael Ashe, Tomi Barrett, Dave Beidleman, Charley Brown. Still I love how TCM puts these films on the air, for whatever reason, just because I enjoy checking out stuff like this, even if it isn't all that good. The large creature re-enters the room and Nora identifies it as the Egyptian god Anubis, who weighs Holden's heart to determine his worthiness to enter the afterlife. Maybe in 1976 this would have seemed far-out, but in 2019, it's hard to not have been exposed to way more trippy belief systems than the one featured in this film. They soon become lost and enter a room with an unstable floor that collapses beneath them, injuring Zahir whose leg is crushed and pinned beneath debris. Thanks TCM Underground, I only recorded this as it was aired in that time slot. He is fired for his troubles, and goes on a personal search for truth and beauty in the media. There's three or four different pieces to this movie, and they never come together. Has a brief sequence in Dealey Plaza that was either very well executed or a brilliant mistake. Oh yeah, and a philosophical scene involving the bare fleshed main characters in a sauna while a grey bearded man gives them a speech about transcending beyond the human body into the realm of death, who may or may not actually be God or Santa. about him wanting to cover real stories that really matter about real people, and he clashes with the "if it bleeds, it leads" head of the newsroom. Anubis suddenly appears from the dark and lunges at them as the screen cuts to black. The big, shocking moment wasn't telegraphed, but being familiar with the incident it was based on I saw it coming. Doesn't get weird. And it was actually filmed reasonably well so kudos to the weirdo…. A fun mishmash of New Age ideas coming out of the post-Vietnam era and aired as part of the TCM Underground block. The plot follows an archaeological team attempting to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature, and stars Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O'Hare, James Buckley and Daniel Amerman. i'm also speculating that during its minuscule original theatrical run the only person who saw it was richard linklater, compellingly messy/bizarre with good intentions. Frosty 11. On the other hand, a perfect aestheticiziation of the failure of the self-help spiritualism emerging on the left as an attempt to cope with what happened. The Pyramid

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