Friday, May 31, 2013

Poison



1991 American Feature

Cast: Scott Renderer, James Lyons, Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith, Rob LaBelle and John Leguizamo (as Damien Garcia)
Writer/Director: Todd Haynes

Synopsis:
Three intercut stories, based on the novels of Jean Genet, about outsiders, sex and violence.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 76% / Audience: 62%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature and Director.
  • Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Working Title: H.
  • Casting Call: Macaulay Culkin.
  • The first sequence, titled Hero, is told in the lurid style of an episode of a tabloid television news magazine. The second sequence, Horror, is an homage to the black and white psychotropic horror films of the mid-1960s. The third sequence, Homo, is an adaptation in part of Jean Genet's book The Miracle of the Rose, and directly references the style and setting of Genet's short film Un Chant D'Amour.

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