Blue Gold: World Water Wars?
Is this MUBI worthy?: The Conductor/Dyrygent. Andrzej Wajda, 1980, 102 min. Shooting in the U.S. for the first time, Wajda tells the story of John/Jan Lasocki (John Gielgud), an internationally famous orchestra conductor who emigrated from his native Poland 50 years ago. Marta (Krystyna Janda), the daughter of his first love, seeks him out, creating an interest Lasocki has not known in years. He even agrees to return to Poland and conduct the provincial orchestra in which Marta was a featured soloist. That’s hardly welcome news to Adam (Andrzej Seweryn), Marta’s husband and the orchestra’s regular conductor, who’s rumored to have gotten his position thanks to party connections. A meditation on the grey area between art and life.
A fine adaptation of the novel it is based on...
I found it difficult to watch the scene where the boy takes his disappointment and anger out on the fox he had tamed. Hope that what I saw was somehow simulated and that all these animals didn't really have to die, "art for art"'s sake.
A disappointment, in comparison to the wonderful novel it is based on.
A modern fairy tale with its dark streak and a supernatural twist? It lends itself well to a philosophical discussion.
One Stormy Night http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arashi_no_Yoru_Ni
Rosenbaum and Ebert said interesting things about this film. Top critics rating is 6.5/10 or 83% on Rotten Tomatoes web site. Hmm. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1005199-dangerous_liaisons/#!reviews=top_critics
NPR link http://www.npr.org/2011/03/02/133999157/without-intervention-lions-heading-for-extinction?sc=fb&cc=fp
The Mistress of Spices (2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpzV0HLaIrI&feature=related
Dionysus Award 2011: "about odyssey, ambiguity and darkness"
Dionysus Award 2011: "about love, loyalty and dysfunction"
Dionysus Award 2011 "symbology of the bee is used by a political theorist for human society-- public virtues and private vices-- on the theme of meaning and nothingness"
"Acclaimed South Korean film director Park Chan-wook is wielding a new cinematic tool: the iPhone." http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g2nb9zCmPtXu7k4WjtlFmVPb3lcA?docId=5b5c049cf1694f0e920ff0338ab06118
Sachi Parker grew up in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. She has a role as the English grandmother of the 14-year-old main character in a tender Japanese film called The Witch of the West is Dead. http://www.mysoju.com/the-witch-of-the-west-is-dead/
Why isn't his "La Chanson de Roland" on this site? It sounds like a Criterion worthy project. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/147489/La-Chanson-de-Roland/overview
This film is not about racism, it's about the importance of communication between two life partners.