LUC Briefing 005: Money

“Money Is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons”

– Woody Allen

“You gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. ”

– Tony Montana, Scarface

“I’m living in America, and in America, you’re on your own. America’s not a country. It’s just a business. Now fucking pay me.”

– Jackie Cogan, Killing Them Softly
The next LUC Briefing will be on the subject of… Fashion

 

i. The Queen Of Versailles

A bizarrely fascinating documentary about the family of an unpleasant timeshare billionaire who have hit (relatively) hard times. Can loads of money make you happy? Apparently not.

ii. Margot Robbie’s Unfortunate Paper Cuts

From an article on The Daily Beast

“If anyone is ever planning on having sex on top of a pile of cash: don’t. Or maybe real money is a bit softer”

Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/08/margot-robbie-on-the-wolf-of-wall-street-and-the-perils-of-having-sex-on-top-of-a-pile-of-cash.html

iii. Do Tax Breaks Lead to Deliberately Bad films?

The whole sorry tale of Uwe Boll, his terrible, terrible video game adaptations and the complexities of German tax write-offs is akin to The Producers, but with all the jokes taken out and replaced by evasive accounting practices. There is still an annoying, dictatorial figure involved though.

Uwe-boll-finger

Link: http://www.cinemablend.com/features/Uwe-Boll-Money-For-Nothing-209.html

iv. Maths and the Weight of Money Ruin the Plausibility of Fast Five

From an article on vulture.com

“In other words, after 15 seconds of acceleration, the pair would be dragging the vault at only 2.3 miles per hour. According to a quick mental calculation, 2.3 mph < 50 mph. By a lot.”
fats 5 phsics

Link: http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/could-the-fast-5-safe-heist-happen-in-real-life.html

v. The severe cost of Hollywood Film Production

One of the most illuminating things about this breakdown of what it cost to produce the 2014 version of Annie isn’t the $11 million tax break or Cameron Diaz’s $7.5 million fee – what caught my attention was that the titles cost $101,500. I’d have done it for half that…

Link: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/files/custom/Meena/THR33-money3-AnnieCost.jpg

vi. Remember when The KLF Burnt A Million Pounds?

It seems almost quaint now, but the pop charts used to be home to the sort of mad situationist art terrorists who would quite happily troop off to a remote Scottish island and film themselves burning a million quid. It seems unlikely that Ed Sheeran will be doing something like this any time soon.

vii. Trying To Make Your Millions On Youtube Sounds Like No Fun At All

From an article on Cracked:

“There’s practically no difference between being an up-and-coming ‘tuber and a disaffected middle-of-the-rung ‘tuber. You’re producing the types of content that get good numbers, but from a corporate perspective, you’re too small to justify sponsorship. You’re in the same financial position as before, but with the added complication that your decent-sized following now recognizes you and judges your every twitch.”

Link: http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-becoming-youtube-celebrity-minefield-dicks/

viii. The Money Gun

Too lazy or too cool to throw your money at people manually? There’s a solution for that. Just think of the time this could have saved the Bullingdon club back in the day. Also a sensitive and playful foreplay accoutrement – what woman wouldn’t like to be treated like a stripper by a man with a toy gun?

money gun

Link: http://www.themoneyguns.com/

THEY WALK AMONGST US – The extra terrestrial infiltration of Leamington Spa

“In the year 1970 – a seemingly ordinary local politician led a scheme to build a bizarre transmission device on the site of Newbold Comyn in Leamington Spa. What was it for ? What were his plans? And Why did he suddenly disappear? The answers all lie out there – deep in the night sky.”

Professor Daniel Winchester returns to detail another disturbing incident in the paranormal history of Leamington Spa. This time he turns his focus to an alien conspiracy from beyond the stars.

This film was initially screened as part of the Leamington Camouflage Festival 2016 at a special event in Foundry Wood.

Also check the professor’s previous work on The Tidings Of Restless Nell

THEY LIVE & PREDATOR screenings at Leamington Camouflage Festival

LUC is teaming up with Playing The Field for two camouflage themed screenings at Foundry Wood on 2nd & 3rd September as part of the Leamington Camouflage Festival.

they live flyer 1On Friday 2nd, we present present John Carpenter’s classic 1988 cult satire action flick They Live.

When a drifter, played by Rowdy Roddy Piper, comes into possession of some very special sunglasses, he is able to see the world as it really is – an oppressive nightmare where the ruling class are really a bunch of evil aliens manipulating the masses behind a seamless facade. It also contains the longest fight scene in cinema history – so something for everyone.

Also at this screening Dr Daniel Winchester will be presenting his findings on paranormal extraterrestrial happenings in the local area – you will be shocked and amazed.

BUY THEY LIVE TICKETS NOW FOR £12

predator flyer 1Then on Saturday 3rd, brace yourselves for John MacTiernan’s peerless 1987 action flick, Predator.

A team of commandos on what they think is a rescue mission in a Central American jungle find themselves being stalked by an invisible extra-terrestrial hunter. It gets messy.

At this screening Dr Winchester will also be presenting his findings on a shocking tale of extraterrestrial invasion in Leamington Spa – oh yes.

BUY PREDATOR TICKETS NOW FOR £12

Both screenings will take place outdoors at Leamington’s Foundry Wood, bench seating will be provided but feel free to bring your own for superior posterior comfort if you like.

There will be a licensed bar to keep you refreshed and hot food including options for both carnivores and vegetarians.

Doors will open at 6.30, with film action beginning at 8.

PLEASE DO
Dress to keep warm and dry.
Wear solid footwear.

PLEASE DON’T
Bring food and drink.
Bring pets or children.
Forget your bubblegum.

Find out more about the other events at the camouflage festival on this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/leamingtoncamo/

The Tidings Of Restless Nell. Watch online now.

This searing short film, exposing the previously unknown occult history of Leamington Spa was screened at our Fright In Foundry Wood event on the 6th & 7th of May.

Professor Daniel Winchester has now permitted us to put this film on-line in an attempt to educate those in the local area and beyond about the potential ghostly dangers relating to The Tidings Of Restless Nell…

Have a Fright in Foundry Wood with The Blair Witch Project

On Friday 6th May Leamington Underground Cinema and Playing The Field present The Blair Witch Project at a special, extra spooky outdoor screening at Leamington Spa’s Foundry woods.

Join us for this classic tale of a group of student filmmakers searching for evidence of something evil lurking in the woodland of Burkittsville, Maryland.

Prior to the screening we will have an exclusive video introduction from a supernatural expert detailing a dark chapter in the occult history of Leamington Spa which links the foundry site to a centuries old tragedy, a mysterious suicide and the satanic rituals of Aleister Crowley.

To keep your nerves calm and you thirst quenched there will be a licensed bar as well as hot food on sale. Bench seating will be available, but please bring your own camping chairs if you would like to have a slightly comfier journey into the horror of the woods.

Tickets are still available at the time of writing from wegottickets, specifically from:

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/351678

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the film action commencing at 8.30pm. As this event is outdoors and at night, please dress to keep warm and dry – feel free to perform any pagan rituals you may know to keep the weather agreeable.

Blair Witch Project

Our Life Of Brian screening gleefully endorsed by The Telegraph and Daily Mail

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 17.53.49Huge thanks to strangely pervy, right-wing, shit rags The Telegraph and The Daily Mail for promoting our forthcoming Life Of Brian screening. Nothing like a clearly legit, but anonymous quote and some ctrl-c, ctrl-v action to demonstrate the art of journalism at its finest.

As you can imagine tickets are selling rather well, so grab some quick if you don’t want to miss this ‘blasphemous’ event, which has ‘sparked outrage’ and ‘anger’ then grab them from wegottickets right now for just £10

LIfe Of Brian poster flyer 1000px

Remote Control Film Night v12