The Rocky Horror Picture Show

English-American musical, colour, 1975, by Jim Sharman, English language, Hungarian subtitles, 100’

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SCREENINGS

09.07. 21:00
Uránia National Film Theatre

Directed by Jim Sharman
Screenplay by Richard O’Brien, Jim Sharman
Director of photography: Peter Suschitzky
Music by Richard Hartley, Richard O'Brien (Songs)
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell
Production: Twentieth Century Fox, Michael White Productions

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is madness incarnate on celluloid, writes Film.hu, “which a normal writer would never have written, a normal director would never have directed, and normal actors would never have played, and normal viewers would never have watched”. It would be impossible to come up with a more pithy description about this genuinely bizarre, and extremely unique film even because of its genre (after all, it is a horror musical). After minor problems on the road, the two lead characters find themselves in a creepy mansion where, open mouthed, they watch the flamboyant and weird transvestite dance performance of the freaky – in costume as well as manner – denizens of the mansion. Flamboyant. If one had to sum up this film in a single word, then perhaps this would be it: flamboyant.