The eighth issue of Film In Dublin’s zine Pretty Deadly Films is out now. Our 2001 issue celebrates the best of the movies of 2001, from Spirited Away to Shrek.
The Pretty Deadly Films zine celebrates the best of blockbusters, cult hits and fave films, where the pretty and the deadly do things that are pretty deadly. On film.
2001 was a sea change in the cinematic sphere too. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings were the highest grossing films of the year, bringing in the era of the regularly scheduled too-big-to-fail uber-franchise blockbusters that dominate the multiplexes today. Prominent directors like Nolan, Anderson and Richard Kelly stepped into the spotlight with their first hits with audiences, Memento, Royal Tenenbaums and Donnie Darko respectively. David Lynch repurposed the television pilot Mulholland Drive into a haunting cinematic masterpiece. Freddy, history reports, got fingered. It was a golden year. As Film In Dublin have gone above and beyond 2k1 followers on Twitter, we thought we’d mark the occasion with a surprise zine drop.
Pay what you want and read now to check out:
Original art by Elly Makem, Leeann Hamilton and Jess Dunne
A walk through the Wet Hot American Summer by Stacy Grouden
Essays on the old school, medieval and online as Luke looks at A Knight’s Tale and Shrek Retold
Digimon gets its due diligence courtesy of Paul Dunleavy
Do feel free to check out past issues from this year, as there’s always a boatload of great articles, artwork and ideas that wouldn’t fly here on the main website. Thank you for another great year of exploring the pretty, deadly and pretty deadly with us, to us all 2001+ of you are without a doubt, all stars.