I think I found this here, but never had much luck finding the original S&S interview. http://8ate.blogspot.com/2008/04/french-acclaim-for-guru-dutt.html?m=0
Popoye's Chicken is fuckin' awsome!
Kamal Swaroop on his process, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtxboGynvhM
Extremely visceral. Highly experimental. The "Sayat Noya" of Indian Cinema!
turbulent world, idealistic struggle; intangible souls, tangible landscape; mystical inspiration; kindled passion, vanquished love; peace and beauty restored;
the marvellous mindfuck!
the storm will envelope you and you will never stop imagining the scene that never comes in the visual, of Nietzsche and the Turin horse. Stasis of life, burden of existence, abstractness in simplicity - Tarr's epic finale, his grand exit, cinema at it's purest.
I gotta hold on to my angst. I preserve it because I need it. It keeps me sharp (snaps fingers), on the edge (snaps fingers), where I gotta be. This is Mann's symphony, his crescendo, an ultimate peak and damn good cinema.
Oliver Assayas on the music from the film, "Possibly one of the most remarkable transpositions of poetry on screen. Dutt plays the poet himself and when he says the verses, he actually sings (using the beautiful voice of Mohammad Rafi). It's just out of this world. More than once I've had tears in my eyes listening to the audio tape I bought in Delhi in the late eighties".
after second viewing, I want to intercept all broadcast signals right now and shout Videodrome is a fucking epic!
Lynch demonstrates how TV should be done, perfect! Is it me or anyone else gets the smells of Jarmusch deadpan with quirky characters and especially season 1?
25 years since the dawn of the ultimate bollywood blockbuster!
where is the genius hiding?
Like Ramin Bahrani puts it, "Lessons one through one hundred in how to write, shoot, direct, and edit a film. Sit down and enjoy."
can't breathe ... empty case outside, DVD missing inside ... must survive ... must muster strength ... must live on and tell Rohmer tales to unfortunate friends ...
Alexandre reminds me of certain so'me'one
love love love that still ...
"The principle of cinema is to go towards the light and shine it on our night, our music."
Some great camerawork, some good music, some good acting especially Zarina Wahad who plays the mom, Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan at times, but loads of melodrama, lots of over-the-top effort to keep heroism in the same bollywood mode make the film unbearable midway and towards the end.
If art is universal and timeless, Pather Panchali is the paragon of such artistic masterpieces, Ray’s genius lies in his craft that is utterly simplistic, add to it the sense of visual and passion for the art, the cumulative result is a spell binding film that is rooted in reality and bursts with beauty -- the best movie from India.
Yi Yi re-affirms that fact that life is simple,subtle, routine, normal yet a beautiful celebration of love,longing and hope. Captivating and undeniably dazzling. Thanks to David-Davecito-Davdji's unflinching support for the movie.
Growing old is inevitable but growing up is at one’s own discretion, buddies Jules and Jim and their one love, crazy catherine set off on a ride that will not come back to the place it started. Truffaut/Coutard employ freeze frame, swish pans, stock footage, jump cuts to super effect in this definitive New Wave classic.
Despite Tarantino’s movie references and video store influences, I see an energy, thrill, madness and love in making a movie like no other.Pulp Fiction has the power to influence and reiterate the fact that movie making is not about being artsy all the time a bit of ingenuity and cheekiness will also help.
Bergman is a master of drama and emotions, his depiction of swedish family and its survival through bitter and sweet times pulsates with moments subtle, harsh, realistic and cinematic while digging deeper into living, loving, ageing, dying, after-life, paranormal, magic, religion and the result is cinema as enchanting as mine, yours or anybody’s life itself.
Kurosawa’s epic is an inspiration, a spectacle, a roller coaster ride of good vs evil where powerful themes like social responsibility and survival of the fittest are bubbling under the facade of heroism, chivalry and action. First of its kind, second to none.
Dazzilingly colorful, insanely crazy and radically romantic.
Elephant, is a superb examination of incidents before and during a school shooting tragedy (based on columbine), it is appalling to know and realise how a normal day in people's lives who were involved turned into a nightmare.Instead of focusing depply on how's, why's or the aftermath, Gus Van Sant creates a mood that a usual day in anybody's life bears and lets the events uncover by themselves. simple yet effective.
Fellini's screenplay - superbly structured and rarely witnessed in cinematic history is an account of Guido, a film maker who arrives at a state in life where creative block and personal crisis blur all the lines separating reality, fantasy, dreams, memories and put him in a maze of impossibilities and then it is genius all the way.
Stanley Kubrick's ultimate ode to cinema, its an experience that is not supposed to be missed, right from the concept to execution it spells magic dealing with elements ranging between real to surreal; historic and futuristic, life comes full circle literally and metaphorically, my favorite movie #1