Welcome to the FTN Tuesdays video feature: Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at The Running Man… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every Tuesday FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
“The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
The Running Man. This film is a guilty pleasure to many and is an entertaining Arnie flick. Its subject matter is its key element that keeps an interest in the film over the years. It may have dated over time down too its production design but its story about reality shows and how the media controls our lives is more apparent then ever. It may not be one of his best flicks but it certainly delivers the goods when it comes to action and cheesy one liners!
Catch up with Oliver here