Techno-Tron-ic

Though it was set in the present day, the 1983 film Tron feels futuristic. It was among the first films to extensively use computer animation, its score (by Switched-On Bach composer Wendy Carlos) was a pioneering mix of digital and orchestral music and the plot's notion of a human being digitized and having to fight malicious programs is all too familiar to anyone who spends the bulk of his or her time staring at a screen and who has felt derezzed after a software crash. While 2010 sequel Tron: Legacy had even more dazzling special effects and a throbbing Daft Punk score, it just didn't feel the same as the original, which will screen at midnight Friday and Saturday as part of the weekly Midnight Madness series at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers Lane. Tickets are $10 or $7 for seniors 62 and older (a discount for which star Jeff Bridges will be eligible in six months, in case you needed something to make you feel old). Call 214-352-5085 or visit landmarktheatres.com.
Sat., June 11, midnight; Sun., June 12, midnight, 2011
 
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