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About Spilberg. Is he a cinematic artist or a businessman looking to score a 'few' bucks. Film thorists...UNITE. almost 4 years ago
I think that having a style of your own and finding new depths to it in every movie help create an artist. So in a way, Spielberg would be an artist of the summer blockbuster just like Kurosawa is in telling stories that anyone can feel related to even if you don’t really understand japanese culture.
HELP? Trouble finding some movies... almost 4 years ago
Has anyone ever heard of a movie called “Béthune sur Nil” from Jérôme Foulon? And “Whatever Lola Wants”, directed by Nabil Ayouch? Where can i find them?
Favorite Movies by Female Directors over 3 years ago
I absolutely loved The Piano, by Jane Campion.
Agree on Julie Taymor’s Tituts.
And Lost in Translation, by Sofia Coppola was just great!
films that made you love film over 3 years ago
Star Wars woke my imagination up… so i guess that’d be it.
Besides that, I got to see The Lion King at the movies when i was just a little boy, and love it to this day. (Yes, I’m still very young.)
favorite short film. over 3 years ago
En Del Av Mit Hjärta (Johan Brisinger, Sweden, 2004)
Cashback (Sean Ellis, UK, 2004)
This Way Up (Adam Foulkes & Alan Smith, UK, 2008)
Geri’s Game (Jan Pinkava(Pixar), U.S.1998)
Most depressing film you have ever seen? over 3 years ago
I love Dancer in the Dark, but every time I see it I do feel a bit down.
Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence: AI? over 3 years ago
As far as special effects and acting goes, it is amazing. It definitely is a great movie, one Spielberg film worth watching more than one time. And the story is a really good one; it could actually happen, maybe not now, but who knows in 50 years?
Your favorite title sequence over 3 years ago
The Godfather may not have a title sequence, but the first few minutes are amazing. It’s just great when you see the guy (can’t remember the character’s name) saying: “I believe in America…” Besides, when he comes closer to Don Vito and whispers something inaudible to his ear is like Francis F. Coppola saying: there are a lot of secrets in the mafia, and no matter how close you may feel to a character, you will never fully understand.
Whether you like it or not, Watchmen does have a great titles sequence. It sort of explains how the world works like when there are super heroes around.
As for cartoons, The Lion King has a great beginning. Just watching it, while “The circle of life” is playing rises your spirits up.
The same goes for Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers”. The title sequence feels friendly…
Write a poem over 3 years ago
The original version is in spanish, so I’ll do my best at translating it…
Let bells clash against each other,
let them sound loudly atop high bell towers.
Let’s cry, for the dawn is red,
and the sky’s treacherous tears are beginning to fall.
Let’s run over the desperate damned ones,
let’s take their souls,
as they take young ladies’ lives.
We are in the midst of a revolution.
Now in spanish:
Que las campanas choquen entre sí,
que resuenen en los altos campanarios de iglesias viejas.
Lamentémonos, porque el cielo ha amanecido rojo,
y sus pérfidas lágrimas se derraman en las calles.
Abalanzémonos sobre los desesperados,
y quitémos de sus almas,
la vida que ellos han quitado a las doncellas.
Estamos en un hervidero de la revolución.
I know it may not be appealing to everyone, but I wrote with my country’s current situation in mind.
ALTIPLANO en la Semaine de la Critique de CANNES (español) over 3 years ago
Wow! Felicidades! (Mas vale tarde que nunca…)
Mindfuck Films over 3 years ago
the list is missing Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain” and Tarsem’s “The Fall”…!
I can't get into Werner Herzog over 3 years ago
Maybe you’ll like Rescue Dawn, but honestly… Fitzcarraldo is about one of the best films in movie history (at least shooting it was a gigantic effort- if you don’t believe, then watch “The Burden of Dreams”)
Or you could wait for his next movies to be released, and if you still don’t get him after seeing those, well, enjoy some other movies by a different director!
Filmschool (Garage) over 3 years ago
Now, that was something i was desperately in need of… Thanks a lot Fredo, there are more good sides to going to film school than i thought. You have just convinced me even more of going to a film school!
R.I.P PATRICK SWAYZE over 3 years ago
Well, I can tell you he will be sorely missed! He was, without a doubt, one great dancer!
Most erotic films you've seen. over 3 years ago
But my personal favorite is Y Tu Mamá También.
Has anyone ever seen Cashback (the original short film)?
Ballet in Film over 3 years ago
Late comer, i know…
But hey! I think Billy Elliot is a great ballet movie. Thanks to that movie I’ve started taking ballet classes. You should look into that.
As for mainstream ballet movies, Centersatge (yes, i did like it) and Save the Last Dance are not that bad…
The Red Shoes is an all time favorite. Watch it!
Film: Is it art or entertainment? over 3 years ago
art + entertainment = film
we, humans, create. but we have to be honest, we create so that others see our creations, the way we see the world. maybe we don’t care whether people enjoy our art or not, maybe they’ll think it is some sort of unrealistic crap. but, after all, that is the purpose of art: to express yourself.
film can never exist without art or entertainment. if no one ever watches your movie, then “the cycle of film” will never be complete.
Best Director of Photography? over 3 years ago
Microphone/Boom over 3 years ago
By affordable, how much do you mean? I’m running on a low budget right now and can’t spend much if I ever want to finish my short film.
Who do you read? over 3 years ago
Any poem by Sabines, Rimbaud, or Keats!
Latin-American writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Benedetti, Mario Vargas Llosa, etc.
Tolkien, Orwell, Gaarder, and a never ending list of names.
cinematography over 3 years ago
Wow guys! First of all, i loved the stills. And all that explaining was really useful.
Repressed Sexuality in Movies over 3 years ago
Luchino Visconti’s “Death in Venice” is one good example of a male’s repressed sexuality. Actually, Thomas Mann’s book, upon which the movie is based, is the best example I can think of. The main character is just not willing to accept his homosexuality, trying to persuade himself until he can’t help but to succumb to a man’s charm.
Then again, if what you mean is a man’s feelings for another woman, you could take Tod Williams’ “The door in the floor”. The teenage character wants to be with his boss’s wife, but he can’t. I think it’s quite obvious why…
Red Army Faction over 3 years ago
Yesterday I watched “Der Baader Meinhof Komplex”, and found myself wondering: what made youths back then become more involved in social issues than youths nowadays? I believe there are many other things we can use up our time with, or we just don’t want to become involved. The world is going mad right now; there are wars everywhere, you hear of murders on the daily news, we are wasting all of our resources away, … Yet, very few do anything at all.
Do you think movies can inspire people to act, and stand up to fight against all the crazy stuff going on around us?
And what are your thoughts on the movie? Did you like it?
Lack of AUSTRALIAN FILMS? about 3 years ago
So far, I haven’t seen many Australian films, but one I really enjoyed is Neil Armfield’s “CANDY”. The acting was pretty awesome, and the story did get me (on an emotional level).
Great French films and filmmakers aside from the usual suspects almost 2 years ago