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12. Sloosha's Crossin'

Another key reference, this time for the Big Island section, came from Riddley Walker, a 1980 sci-fi novel by Russell Hoban. These sequences, in which Tom Hank’s tribesman Zachry and Halle Berry’s future bod Meronym join forces to evade the pilaging Kona cannibals, were shot in Mallorca.

“I never realised how mountainous and rocky Mallorca is. I thought it was a beach! There’s a barrenness to the landscape, especially at that time of year, which was extraordinary. I flew a lot on this film. I was also doing Tree Of Life’s Oscars bake-off at the time, so I was in Los Angeles, Spain, Germany… 30 times across the Atlantic altogether. Next, I’m flying to Chicago for six months on (the Wachowskis’ next project) Jupiter Ascending.”

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The film was criminally under-supported by the multiplexes who were terrified of such an unclassifiable film. it was given a very short release on the minimum number of screens and tended to be on their smaller ones too. It deserves to fly on disc, hopefully word of mouth will have time to take it to true cult status. A double bill with Code 46 at the PCC perhaps? More

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I adored this movie, such an ambitious project to under-take. Each story in the movie had me hooked and I couldn't take my eyes off it. I'm a little sad that this movie flopped so badly but if ever the words 'cult classic' were used to describe a movie, surely this will be the ultimate example in a few years to come. p.s. the above piece is very good More

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