Saw this in its installation form at the BFI last week.
Just watched this, courtesy of the new Masters of Cinema release, and what can I say other than it was great. I expected it to be a schlocky b movie, but it was technically a bit of a marvel, and soundtracked by one of the most interesting scores I've ever heard.
I'm fed up of writing about this.
After a bumpy start I found myself engrossed for 90 minutes or so, only to wake up this morning filled with nothing.
The finest film of the year, with perhaps the single most wonderful scene of the decade in the shape of the "nightshift" sequence.
As a major fan of Gilliam's work I really enjoyed The Imaginarium, alas I don't think it will play particularly well to an audience of non-believers!
this was shot near my house, and is the follow up to a tv special.
i was pleasently surprised to find just how rounded this film was, especially as i was expecting it to be flawed as a debut. i absolutely adored a film that managed to outdo even von trier's own europa. it was such a rich and beautiful looking film.
saw this tonight and really enjoyed it.
an absolutely beautiful and unique looking film. visually reminds me of the work of guy maddin, a compliment if ever there was one.
i have just ordered europa and the element of crime from criterion, i really look forward to seeing both.
i found funny games to be incredibly patronising, and almost judgemental towards the viewer. its a shame because i adore hidden (cache).
probably the best film of 2008, in my not so humble opinion! an absolute joy.
i picked up my first antonioni today in the shape of blow up. i ordered red desert and the passenger too.
there is a moment during 'bottle rocket' that portrays joy in possibly the most pure and beautiful manner. the point in question involves luke wilson's ''anthony'' having a telephone conversation with a translator, and without ruining the film for anyone is simply wonderful.
the final act of this film has an overwhelmingly emotional effect on me. im not sure what it is exactly, chances are its the father/son relationship element, but its very powerful. aside from that 'the life aquatic' is perhaps anderson's weakest film, although considering its company within his body of work thats not a particularly bad thing.
i had the honour of spending an afternoon with cinematographer jack cardiff a few years back. this is by far his greatest achievement, a stunning piece of cinema.
pierrot le fou is my favourite film of all time.
seeing breathless at 16 years old provoked a response in me that resonates still.
alphaville is my least favourite godard, thats not to say that its still very good tho.