Communion — 1989

Director: Philippe Mora Writers: Whitley Strieber (book), Whitley Strieber (screenplay) Stars: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse and Frances Sternhagen Review:  Communion is a film based on a book by Whitley Strieber, supposedly, the book is based on ‘real life...

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Through the eye of a camera we fly over the nightscape of New York. The camera finally ends up in Whitley Strieber’s bedroom where he suddenly wakes from a bad dream. This opening sequence sums-up the essence of Communion (Philippe Mora, 1989) in the sense that...

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