Themed Playlist: A World Inside a Room

Themed Playlist: A World Inside a Room

From The Film Blitz Team:

A World Inside a Room

 

This playlist is inspired by the 60 Hour Film Blitz’s 2021 theme: “A world inside a room.” Each team will create a short film using only one room of their homes, and this playlist therefore features films all predominantly shot in a single location.

 

(Editor: This theme recalls Zoe Shacklock’s excellent playlist ‘The Bottle Episode‘ as well as the recently posted list from the Frames Cinema Journal team, ‘Phone/Camera‘.)

 

12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)

 

12 Angry Men (1957)

Dramatically told from the confines of a jury room, 12 men decide the fate of a young man who has been accused of killing his father.

 

12 Angry Men is available to rent on Amazon Prime. 

 

 

 

Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948)

 

Rope (1948)

Rope is a psychological crime thriller taking place entirely in a penthouse apartment. Two young men engage in murder, and then proceed to throw a dinner party. Will their secret be revealed?

 

Available to rent on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

 

Rear Window (1954)

Confined to his apartment with a broken leg and a wheelchair, Jeff Jeffries spends his time watching his neighbors. He becomes convinced his neighbour has been murdered, but is the boredom getting to him, or is he actually on to something?

 

Rear Window can be found on Amazon Prime. 

 

 

 

Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)

 

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

After a jewelry heist goes wrong, a “colorful” gang of thieves works to rat out someone they believe to be a police informant. As the criminals try to pick up the pieces, violence and duplicity reign free in a lofty, empty warehouse where no matter how loud you scream, no one will hear it.

 

Currently streaming on Amazon Prime and available to rent on BFI Player.

 

 

The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)

 

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Five high school students who have nothing in common are stuck together for a Saturday morning detention. Relationships of defiance, contempt and even love will develop through the exploration of the classroom space.

 

The Breakfast Club can be found on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

Saw (James Wan, 2004)

 

Saw (2004)

A serial killer hellbent on teaching his own personal philosophies on life to unsuspecting victims traps two men in a grimy bathroom and tests them with sadistic and dangerous “games” to win their lives. Will they survive or will they die trying?

 

Available to rent on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

127 Hours (Danny Boyle, 2010)

 

127 Hours (2010)

The story of how mountain climber Aron Ralston was trapped in a canyon, whilst hiking in Utah, for 127 hours.

 

127 Hours is available on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guilty (Gustav Möller, 2018)

 

The Guilty (2018)

In this thrilling film, a Copenhagen police officer is assigned to answer emergency calls. He talks to a woman who lets him know she has been abducted. A team will need to piece together the woman’s whereabouts and a stirring abduction case in the confines of a police station.

 

The Guilty is currently streaming on All 4 and can be rented on Amazon Prime.

 

 

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The Film Blitz is a unique opportunity for contestants to test their creativity and film making skills. Teams of up to five members have 60 hours to write, edit, and produce a three-minute short film based around a theme chosen by the committee. Each film is judged by a panel of successful jurors related to the world of film, providing an exciting opportunity for contestants to have their films watched by the likes of cinematographer Sam Levy or the Russo Brothers directing duo. More information can also be found on the Film Blitz’s Facebook page.

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