2nd link in the Chain!

Since there seem to be just the two of us playing this game at the moment, we’re going with a new link – from Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” 1985, to Sergei Eisenstein’s “Battleship Potemkin” 1925 – Gilliam being one of many directors who riffed on the famous Odessa Steps sequence, with a nerve-wracking scene of baby’s carriage hurtling down the steps away from its distraught nurse as soldiers open fire on the people of St Petersburg.

Gilliam re-enacted this with a vacuum cleaner.

So, from one visionary, maverick, multi-disciplinary director across the decades to another – where next?? Feel free to come up with a new link – or just sit back and enjoy the ride…


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Richard Freeston says:

    My suggestion for the next link in the chain is… Dr No
    (original trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myoVLMnKw2M )

    Should I provide the connection straight away, or wait a while…?

  2. Mike Atkins says:

    I was tempted to link back to Gilliam and give away that I have a limited range of taste in film – however… From the Battleship Potemkin and the much copied scene of the “Odessa” steps. The steps were previously known by the same name as the cardinal from any number of films amongst them Ken Russel’s The Devils played by Christopher Logue. Plenty to go at for another link there I think!

  3. Woah!! That’s a tough one! All I can think of are mutinying sailors. Noo, wait a while as we gather our failing brain cells….

  4. That’s a three-dimensional link, like playing Upwords! Ken would have approved….

  5. Richard Freeston says:

    OK: a clue. The steps scene, and Brian de Palma.

  6. Mel says:

    A-HA! Why didn’t we think of that. The slow-mo steps scene where all the mobsters get it and the baby stays intact. V good. So where do we go from here….??

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