Im all for this ice bucket thing, motor-neurone disease (or ALS in the US) is woefully underfunded and my grandad died from it. Its a cruel disease that literally shuts your body down one bit at a time and it can happen over months or years (my pops made it two years from diagnosis, Stephen Hawking has made it around 50 years so far). For every £1 in the UK that goes to charities around 6p goes to others. So yeah, Im all for it, throw ice over yourselves and give money if you can and hope that the boost will help them find out more about it and hopefully find a cure.
Steve McQueen - Deadpan (1997)Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen—now best known for his feature films, Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave—put himself in the line of fire in Deadpan (1997), a restaging of Buster Keaton’s falling house gag from Steamboat Bill Jr. McQueen does more than remake the stunt; his presence as a black man transforms the work into a commentary on race relations and the precariousness of the black experience.
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)