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Paul Verhoeven: Peak Hollywood

Tuesday January 23 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

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Film-maker Olga Yakimenko invites friends to discuss Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Showgirls, Benedetta, and other films directed by Hollywood legend Paul Verhoeven.

After the box office success of films such as Robocop and Total Recall, the decades-long derision towards Showgirls, and the misunderstandings surrounding all of these films (including Starship Troopers), dedicated film fans are re-assessing their opinions on and relationships with Paul Verhoeven’s oeuvre.

What messages were communicated through direction and script? How did these films influence the cultural landscape of the West? Was Verhoeven responsible for the lifecourses of his lead actors? Do you think more people ought to watch Black Books? Come share your opinions on these matters and more with other Verhoeven disciples/haters.


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  • Damien Walter (leader of the Science Fiction community on Facebook, and creator of the Science Fiction podcast and YouTube channel) and I have previously discussed some Verhoeven-directed films here. Aside from watching the films themselves, you might find it useful.



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Tuesday January 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
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