The unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin finds himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to a dastardly pirate named Red Rackham. But with the help of his dog Snowy, the salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and the bumbling detectives Thompson & Thomson, Tintin will travel half the world, outwitting and outrunning his enemies in a breathless chase to find the final resting place of The Unicorn, a shipwreck that may hold the key to vast fortune… and an ancient curse.
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He went to California State University Long Beach, but dropped out to pursue his entertainment career. He gained notoriety as an uncredited assistant editor on the classic western “Wagon Train” (1957). Among his early directing efforts were Battle Squad (1961), which combined World War II footage with footage of an airplane on the ground that he makes you believe is moving. He also directed Escape to Nowhere (1961), which featured children as World War Two soldiers, including his sister Anne Spielberg, and The Last Gun (1959), a western. All of these were short films. The next couple of years, Spielberg directed a couple of movies that would… read more
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This third roundup focuses more on Hergé than Spielberg.
A joshing jab at the great auteur in the English adaptation of Red Rackham’s Treasure.
One of the most popular directors in the history of cinema is also a perpetual catalyst of “divisive critical discourse.”
Best Film, Director and Use of Music. The Tree of Life scores Cinematography and, at least in part, Breakthrough Performer.
Checking in on how audiences (and critics) are taking to Tintin midway between its European premiere and Stateside opening.
Also: The Passion of Joan of Arc accompanied by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).
Early reviews are coming in from Brussels and London.
On pouvait émettre de sacrées craintes quand Steven Spielberg s’est décidé à s’attaquer à l’icône de la BD belge qu’est Tintin pour une adaptation au cinéma. Pourtant, cette idée trottait le cinéaste… read review
Belle illustration du Cinéma du Chaos qu’évoquait Matthias Stork : http://blogs.indiewire.com/pressplay/video_essay_matthias_stork_calls_out_the_chaos_cinema Les péripéties du scénario, les éléments… read review
A headlong adventure movie in the spirit of the Indiana Jones movies and the matinee serials that inspired them. In fact, Tintin no doubt was an inspiration in the creation of Indiana Jones and it’s… read review