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Fool's Fire (1992) (Fool\'s Fire)

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Starring (View all)
Mireille Mossé Mireille Mossé
Trippetta
Tom Hewitt Tom Hewitt
The King
Paul Kandel Paul Kandel
Minister Torello
Reg E. Cathey Reg E. Cathey
Minister Gunther
Kelly Walters Kelly Walters
Minister Cicero
Thomas Derrah Thomas Derrah
Minister Horatio
Patrick Breen Patrick Breen
Minister Vsquez


Written by
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
story Hop-Frog


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Fool

2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 26 21:30
Produced as a part of PBS’ American Playhouse, an independent producer of high-quality television films for first-time filmmakers, Fool’s Fire is something of Julie Taymor’s entire career in microcosm. There’s an obsession with using puppetry and masks, the ostentatious imagery, the general sense of artistry that borders on the pretentious and imaginative.  There’s also that bubbling se... read more
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A crippled dwarf is forced to become jester to a tyrannical king, but when the king abuses a beautiful dwarf with whom the jester is in love the jester plots a terrible revenge.
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JxSxPx posted a review 2 years, 9 months ago

Fool

“Produced as a part of PBS’ American Playhouse, an independent producer of high-quality television films for first-time filmmakers, Fool’s Fire is something of Julie Taymor’s entire career in microcosm. There’s an obsession with using puppetry and masks, the ostentatious imagery, the general sense of artistry that borders on the pretentious and imaginative.  There’s also that bubbling sense of aggressive adaptations, a sense that everything must be included and played for maximum effect when something smaller would clearly do.   Based on the Edgar Allen Poe story “Hop-Frog,” with the poems “The Bells” and “A Dream Within a Dream” thrown in for good measure, Taymor uses eccentric techniques to create a work of abstract wonder. Sometimes Fool’s Fire is filled with” read more

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