Welcome to 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 Neverending Story… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week 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…”
This week’s review – Neverending Story
The Neverending Story is the ulimate kid’s film from the 80’s. Wolfgang Peterson directs his first English language film and delivers one of the best fantasy flicks of the decade. Inspired from the German novel of the same name, his team makes some changes to the original story and concentrate on the first half of the book. The movie is fondly remembered for its wonderful score and catchy, but incredibly cheesy, theme tune which will be stuck in your head all day once you’ve heard it. Forget the sequels and stick to the original movie. This is more than a cult classic because it often makes people’s top 10 lists of favourite films they grew up on.
P.S Im sure you all cried when the horse drowned!.