Friday, 15 June 2007


A sci-fi western from Cory McAbee, The American Astronaut has been warmly received on the film festival circuit. I haven't seen the film but I thoroughly enjoyed the musical routine (which you can see below) and the write-ups have perked my interest.

The New Yorker describes it as being "filled with psychotic Astaire-style musical sequences, Three Stooges-esque humor, slimy nightmare imagery, and hilarious Flash Gordon-inspired space scenes" while Filmmaker Magazine say it's something "virtually unique in American independent film". Not that I put too much weight on the opinions of critics, but they are so wildly varied in their descriptions. See them HERE.

The film is now available on DVD. Here is the trailer and the aforementioned musical clip:

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