Friday at the Flicks: Dead Man
No one can survive becoming a legend…
Friday at the Flicks is USQ Toowoomba’s very own film club where you can come along and enjoy a significant and challenging film from cinematic history while sipping a glass of bubbles!
Offering a licensed cash bar, made to order cheese platters and a complimentary post show reception, Friday at the Flicks is the perfect way to end a busy week.
Become a Friday at the Flicks Club Member and enjoy the full season of 2019 films for just $40.
About the film
Described as a reverse western, Dead Man follows the story of accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) who is on the run after murdering a man.
Mortally wounded, and on the run, Blake meets Nobody, a strange Native-American man, who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
The film is filled with poetry and cultural references and has been compared to postmodern literary works such as Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.
With an all-star cast and a soundtrack written by Neil Young, it was suggested that the film was destined to succeed, however critics (and the audience) were split down the middle – with some loving the film and others all but hating it.
Trivia bite: Neil Young recorded the soundtrack for this film by improvising on his electric guitar while watching the rough edit, alone in his recording studio.