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The Falls (1980)
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06.30.09

The Falls (1980) The world has been affected by a mysterious occurrance known as the Violent Unknown Event or VUE. It has caused immortality and disability. Sufferers have learned new and peculiar languages. Some firmly believe in the responsibility of birds. In this 3-hour long film, 92 biographies are presented of sufferers whose surnames begin with the letters FALL. Presented in the mock documentary style of 'Water Wrackets' and 'Dear Phone', this is the culmination of the first period of Greenaway's work. It refers back to shorts such as 'A Walk Through H' and 'Vertical Features Remake', and forwards to the likes of 'Drowning by Numbers' (there is reference to the three generations of Cissie Colpitts). Michael Nyman's soundtrack is memorable; he later remade the 'Bird List Song' (which features in a variety of forms), as 'Hands 2 Take' with arty British band the Flying Lizards (best known for their minimal version of 'Money (that's what I want)'.

Title: Falls, The
Release Date: May 03, 1983
Runtime: 195 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: PG

Director(s):
Peter Greenaway

Cast:
Peter Westley ...
Aad Wirtz ...
Michael Murray ...
Lorna Poulter ...
Patricia Carr ...
Adam Leys ...Narrator
Mary Howard ...
Sheila Canfield ...Narrator
Evelyn Owen ...
Hilary Thompson ...Narrator
Carole Meyer ...
Monica Hyde ...
Colleen Thomas ...
Neil Hopkins ...
Dewi Thomas ...
Peter Sacro ...
Keith Pendlebury ...
Robert Worby ...
Marcia Pendlebury ...
Stephen Quay ...
Timothy Quay ...
Tom Hunsinger ...
Martin Burrows ...Narrator
Maggie Palmer ...
Adejbo Nkasaggi ...
Maurice Tarlin ...
Patrick Whitney ...
Alicia Webb ...
Sandra Williams ...
Garry Morris ...

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Writer(s):
Peter Greenaway

Composer(s):
Michael Nyman




Movie Trivia:
  • Fragments of director Peter Greenaway's short films _Walk Through H, A (1978)_ and _Vertical Features Remake (1976)_ appear in the film.
  • Cameo: [Michael Nyman]
  • Cameo: [Bob Godfrey] G. Odfrey.
  • The recurrences of the number 92 throughout the film (the number of VUE victims, the number of artificial languages, etc.) was partly intended as a homage to composer 'Cage, John''s "Indeterminacy," which Greenaway believed contained 92 stories. Cage later informed the director that there were only 90 sections and was much amused by Greenaway's error.
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Keywords:
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