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Eureka 1983 123movies

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May. 01, 1983130 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Arctic prospector Jack McCann (Gene Hackman), after fifteen years of solitary searching, becomes one of the world’s wealthiest men when he literally falls into a mountain of gold in 1925. Twenty years later, in 1945, he lives in luxury on a Caribbean island that he owns. But his wealth brings him no peace of mind as he copes with Helen (Jane Lapotaire), his bored, alcoholic wife; Tracy (Theresa Russell), his dear, but headstrong, daughter who has married a dissolute, philandering social-climber; and Miami mobsters who want his island to build a casino. His life is entangled with the obsessions of those around him with greed, power, and debauchery against a background of occult symbolism.
Plot: An Alaskan gold prospector lives in luxury with his family on an island which gangsters want.
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Great start, but promises more than it delivers.
I too first saw this in London when it came out May 1983, at the Screen on the Hill. It was my O-level year, and I was a skinny, awkward 15-year-old, desperately trying to get into my first 18-rated film. It worked. But was it worth it? The film has an extraordinary opening section, as Gene Hackman finds the gold under the snow-encrusted earth, culminating in a spectacular, slow-motion explosion of rock and snow. Set to extracts of Wagner’s DAS RHEINGOLD, it’s unforgettable, thrilling cinema, and had my jaw dropping into my cappuccino. We also have the sight of a dying, half-frozen man blowing his brains out again and again, bringing to mind the disjointed, hallucinatory quality one recognises from the director of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH and DON’T LOOK NOW. Stunning, disturbing stuff.

Unfortunately the momentum quickly slackens as we cut forwards in time to a rather dull, plodding melodrama about a Kane-like man who in his anguish says, “Once I had it all…now I only have everything.” (Coming after the prologue, this also applies to the film itself.) There’s some nasty scenes involving voodoo and Rutger Hauer doing something rather strange with a python, some gut-wrenching violence involving a blow-torch and the contents of a pillow, and a soap-opera court-room finale that feels as if it’s wandered in from an entirely different film altogether. There are rumours of a different film lurking in this exuberant mess: one of the film’s stars has hinted that it was not Roeg’s final version that we saw. But I couldn’t call this a success. Roeg fans should check it out as an oddity, but be warned: after the brilliant beginning, it’s downhill all the way.

Review By: jonathanmelia Rating: 5 Date: 2006-11-23
More direct process makes subtext even more meaningful
This movie is an odd one, even for Roeg fans. In one sense, it’s much more straight-forward, linear, and narrative than his other works. It’s metaphysical attributes are also more directly stated, instead of the kaleidoscopic mix of character and occult you find in other Roeg works. On the other hand, that straightforwardness makes all of his subversive use of editing and narration even more effective, as this movie tends to cause a sense of security right before dealing a blow.

The plot, as it exists in relatively straight-forward form, is about a man named Jack (played by Gene Hackman) who strikes it rich finding gold (a surreal moment made all the more effective by the water-like quality of the valuable substance). The movie then jumps forward over a decade later, where Jack’s wealth and happiness on his own private island, surprise surprise, is filled with ennui and unhappiness, made all the more dramatic with his increasing selfishness, his constantly drunk wife, and his daughter’s (Theresa Russell proving that her partnership with Roeg has a lot more power than mere outside-of-work relationship) romance to a womanizing French man (Rutger Hauer, in the best role I’ve seen him in since Blade Runner). Jack, since he’s such an unlikable person AND rich, is a target to everyone else’s priorities, so he gets killed. The husband of his daughter is framed, and suddenly the movie becomes a courtroom drama.

The story is Roeg’s most dramatic and poignant along the human level. But what seems incongruous to that aspect of the film is the Voudou, the religion, the Tarot, the Kabbalah, and all the other religious and occult symbols and dialog welded into the frame like some kind of scrapheap onto a statue. However, what all that symbolism reveals, along with the dialog (I think this is Mayerberg’s best collaboration with Roeg), is the fact that this movie is neither a gold-searching adventure story, nor an idle-class ennui drama, nor a courtroom thriller… it’s a meditation on life and success. But saying it like that doesn’t really give credit to the type of meditation it is, for this is far from the typical art-house “let’s deconstruct modern life” style meditation on an upper class it despises; it’s much more a question onto the nature of what part of success is really important, and above all what part of life can actually be called life. Putting it into the context of a metaphysical/spiritual realm makes it all the more powerful, as in most cases the camera is set at a God’s-eye-view. The trial is a different type of judgment than you think. The title “Eureka” isn’t just about finding gold.

Finally, a note about the cinematography: along with being a much more narrative work than Roeg’s previous films, Eureka also is a lot less flashy. Despite that, the photography is still completely stunning, more so than ever in the lighting of the trial, which is probably one of the most reserved and subtle aspects of Roeg’s film-making to date.


Review By: Polaris_DiB Rating: 9 Date: 2007-04-26

Other Information:

Original Title Eureka
Release Date 1983-05-01
Release Year 1983

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 123572
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Nicolas Roeg
Writer Marshall Houts, Paul Mayersberg, Robert W. Service
Actors Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Eureka 1983 123movies
Original title Eureka
TMDb Rating 5.7 43 votes

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