Dark Star (1974)
list by Mackenzi
list by ToonHead2102
list by DuckNation
list by Tumppi
list by Aprakadabra
Dark Star Videos
Added 15 years ago
Added 6 years ago
Added 6 years ago
Cover art, photos and screenshots
An average movie
" "What a beautiful way to die - as a falling star." Directed by John Carpenter Written by John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon Music by John Carpenter Cinematography by Douglas Knapp Editing by Dan O'Bannon"
" "What a beautiful way to die - as a falling star." Written by John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon Music by John Carpenter Cinematography by Douglas Knapp Editing by Dan O'Bannon"
"27.7. Blu-ray Muistan hyvin, kuinka tämä tuli tv:stä hyvin varhaisessa vaiheessa harrastusta ja sitä fiilistelin, mutta jostain syystä sen missasin ja se on jäänyt harmittamaan. Nythän katsominen on tehty tietenkin liiankin helpoksi, ja odotuksetkin varmaan olivat ainakin alitajuisesti elokuvan kannalta epäedukkaaat. Katsoin nyt teatteriversion. En tiedä, ratkaisisiko lyhyempi versio kokemiani ongelmia. John Carpenterin esikoisessa on hauskoja ideoita ja hienot lavasteet. Se riisuu m"
"3.10. John Carpenterin esikoisesta on vielä pitkä matka miehen tavanomaisempaan tyyliin, mutta siitä huolimatta lyhyt scifikomedia on oikein sympaattinen tapaus. Osa huumorista on väistämättä vanhentunutta tai muuten vain tylsää, mutta elämänoppinsa pajarista saavilta yliopistotyypeiltä näyttävä aluksen miehistö voittaa katsojan nopeasti puolelleen. Kaikki aluksella olevat vaikuttavat enemmänkin onnettomilta ressukoilta kuin intergalaktisilta superjohtajilta. Näiden tyyppien t"
"My rating: 5/10"
“Dan O’Bannon sure does love to reconfigure space travelers as truckers just doing their job. He gained cinematic immortality by taking that concept and grafting it to a haunted house in space structure in Alien, one of the 70s best science-fiction films from a decade filled with great science-fiction films. But Alien wasn’t the first time that he decided to populate space with stoned out drifters. Behold, Dark Star. Dark Star is a shaggy hangout movie that plays as both a parody of 2001, replete with destructive piece of artificial intelligence, and like a student film filled with in-jokes amongst friends. The student film vibe is apropos as director John Carpenter and writer Dan O’Bannon met as USC film school and made this D-list midnight movie. Actually, D-list has a certain ” read more
"While still at USC film school, future horror maestro John Carpenter collaborated with future Alien scribe Dan O’Bannon on this gloriously low-rent midnight movie. Four astronauts cruise space looking to clear habitable solar systems of “unstable planets”; mostly, they just battle cosmic boredom. An inflatable alien ball nearly tickles a dude to death. A computerized bomb contemplates its own existence. A frozen corpse asks after the L.A. Dodgers. The special effects vacillate between defi"
"January 11th Directed by: John Carpenter I can't believe what I just saw. Criterion Channel."
"Dark Star (John Carpenter, 1974)"
"True rating : 6.5/10"
“Since this movie was John Carpenter's directing debut, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I really had a hard time to care about the damned thing, probably because I was expecting something completely different. Indeed, with its title and its poster and since it was directed by John Carpenter and written by Dan O'Bannon, I thought it would be some kind of dark vintage SF thriller but, in fact, it turned out to be some really goofy science-fiction comedy. The fact that there was no plot but instead a succession of supposedly funny scenes didn't help either. Finally, it was probably the most cheap-ass science-fiction production ever and it was probably the least convincing spaceship I have ever seen. Especially when they were inside, I never had the feeling that they were” read more