THX 1138


THX 1138
   Film (1971). American Zoetrope/Warner Bros. Dir George LUCAS, starring Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Maggie McOmie. Screenplay Lucas, Walter Murch, from a story by Lucas. 88 mins, restored to 95 mins. Colour.
   A subterranean future society is governed repressively by COMPUTERS and bland human technocrats who keep the population under control with drugs. Everyone wears white clothing, heads are shaven, and sexual intercourse isforbidden (breeding is by artificial insemination) - it is a truly sterile, antiseptic world. One of the few dissenters is THX (Duvall), who experiments with sex; his cellmate becomes pregnant and is liquidated. THX is imprisoned in a White Limbo but escapes and reaches the surface and freedom. It is an old and familiar story to sf readers, but Lucas presents it with panache. He begins with apparently unrelated visual fragments, accompanied by snatches of dialogue, all of which gradually coalesce to form a comprehensive DYSTOPIAN nightmare, visually impressive but not lavish, with a bleak sense of style and a drily witty script.THX 1138, though a small masterpiece, failed commercially - unsurprisingly since it is both difficult and downbeat; it did a little better when released again after the success of Lucas's STAR WARS (1977) with some footage originally excised by a worried Warner Bros. restored. The novelization is THX 1138 * (1971) by Ben BOVA.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Thx 1138 — Réalisation George Lucas Acteurs principaux Robert Duvall Donald Pleasence Maggie McOmie Pedro Colley Ian Wolfe Scénario George Lucas Walter Murch Musique Lalo Schifrin Montage …   Wikipédia en Français

  • THX 1138 — Título THX 1138 Ficha técnica Dirección George Lucas Producción Francis Ford Coppola …   Wikipedia Español

  • THX 1138 — Жанр фантастика антиутопия драма триллер Режиссёр Джордж Лукас …   Википедия

  • THX 1138 —    Film de science fiction de George Lucas, avec Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Maggie McOmie.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1971   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 1 h 35    Résumé    Loin dans le futur, les individus ne sont plus que des… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • THX 1138 — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel THX 1138 Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • THX 1138:4EB (Electronic Labyrinth) — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel THX 1138:4EB (Electronic Labyrinth) Originaltitel Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • THX 1138 (фильм) — Галактика Ти Эйч Экс 1138 THX 1138 Жанр Фантастика, антиутопия, драма, триллер Режиссёр Джордж Лукас Продюсер Френсис Форд Коппола, Ларри Стерхан Автор сценария …   Википедия

  • THX 1138 (película) — FICHA TÉCNICA Director: George Lucas Argumento: George Lucas Guión: George Lucas y Walter Murch Productor ejecutivo: Francis Ford Coppola País: Estados Unidos Duración: 86 min. (88 min. versión del director) Año: 1971 …   Enciclopedia Universal


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