Big Time ideas16 November 2011 at 1:55amPosts: 1923 (0 today)Status: offline
"The Fifth Element" was on the other night.
I love that movie.
KiraKat16 November 2011 at 3:55amPosts: 439 (0 today)Status: offline
Just watched and thoroughly enjoyed "Water For Elephants".
Little rainbow16 November 2011 at 1:26pmPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
just out from the cine after a morning performance of "order and moral" realised by one of the actor playing in the fifth element, Mathieu kazowictz (the guy at the begining who make a nervous break down with a funny hat oon the head).
Just one thing to say : Costa Gavras can retire peace at mind, the take over is ensured.
Great film, objective, very well played and realised. it deals with the story of Ouvea,in which hostages had been taken in new caledonia, just before the french elections of 88.
a fine analysis that unfortunately the new cledonian people won't be able to watch today, cause of the refusal of the sole cinema of Noumea to show it.
But I'm sure it will reach them whatsoever.
At last, a sensible and true image given of the kanak populations.
t.b.23 November 2011 at 8:29pmPosts: 2378 (5 today)Status: offline
by ALFRED HITCHCOCK
rise24 November 2011 at 12:38pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Certified Copy (2010) with Juliette Binoche
The film plays with the state of authentic or fake on several levels.
It starts with a reading,where a writer postulates, that every copy of art is art itsself and goes on in the development of a man-woman-relation, in which the woman starts to verify this in her creation of a long-time-couple-relation . The writer decides to give in.
Interesting and also a tuscanian road-movie!
Little rainbow27 November 2011 at 9:32pmPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
"Tous au Larzac".
rise7 December 2011 at 10:46amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
"Carnage" by Roman Polanski. Satirical comedy.
Two welleducated couples get out of order by the question of hamster murdering and a children-tussle. Very funny and selfreflecting for generation 40+.
"A dangerous method" David Cronenberg
Keira Knightley as a woman with injected guilt-complex between Jung and Freud. Interesting and thoughtfull showing about required grande fassade destruction .
Duddy7 December 2011 at 4:03pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Hamster-murdering eh Rise - sounds fun! I am 40+ but I do enough self-reflecting as it is!!
Sideways - pursuit of happiness - coming to terms with who you are? Something like that.
Plus Fifth Element - I agree BigTIme, great fun!
DeFacto9 December 2011 at 12:24amPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
Last week in film club: The Wall. Mind-bending crazy, as always.
This week in film club: A Time To Kill. Which I liked a lot. A crime-and-trial drama, the second one we've seen (after Primal Fear), and very heart-wrenching. One of the movies that make you go "Schumacher, what the hell was with the Batman movies if you're capable of so much better?"
KiraKat9 December 2011 at 1:10pmPosts: 439 (0 today)Status: offline
Tis the season for lots of old black and whites on Turner Classic Movie channel. Pairs nicely with the mini Christmas tree and it's colored lights next to the tellie. And so nice to see images of a more innocent time. Goes with the feeling of the Christmas season in my mind.
rise10 December 2011 at 12:26pmPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
That sounds very cosy, Kira. For me it's the same, I like black-and-white, it has so much differentiation of light and shadow.
And not to disturb the christmas-feeling , I want to betray this :
The hamster survives!
Cimber11 December 2011 at 8:35pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
"Vincent Van Gogh" with Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quin - great movie: Douglas playing Van Gogh, Quin playing Paul Gaugin. After watching the movie one gets a better understanding of the work by Van Gogh. Shame he didn`t win the oscar.
Meremaid13 December 2011 at 5:03pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
Cimber- I have seen that film myself. I think the film is called "Lust For Life".
Kirk Douglas was an excellent choice to play "Van Gogh".
You could almost see the torment in his eyes at times, and what a superb artist
"Vincent Van Gogh was. ( one of my favourites), for his originality and spirituality if anything.
Meremaid13 December 2011 at 5:08pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
Duddy- I agree, "Self Reflecting" is good.
I am 40 yrs of age, and i am starting to self analyse myself more and more.
I would say that it was a bit of a "Spiritual Awakening".
Little rainbow13 December 2011 at 7:16pmPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
whaouh !!! mermaid;
The fifth element, one of my ever fav.
I saw today a pure jewel, french animated film called "the painting" (le tableau)
In a painting live three types of characters:
the "allpainted", the "unfinished" and the reuf (rough). The "allpainted" sure of their superiority are terrorising the others, untill Ramo an "allpainted", Lola an unfinished and a grumpy reuf decide to go and find the painter.
They finally will have an adventure passing from frame to frame.
and against all odds, will decide to finish the work themselves.
rarely a film for children has been so subtile, totally reflecting most of the main contest we are all supposed to answer today, and in a narration that really touch adults, as well as children.
a wonderfull animated travel across years of painting, with glimses to Modigliani, Van Gogh, Miro, Klein, fauvism and much more.
rare and beautifull, for children up to 8, due to a particular scene in which a rough is stampled on by "allpainted".
another older one to be recommanded in Christmast time : the king and the bird from Grimaud.
Other than that
The Lady - Besson
great film, wonderful actress. and maybe the occasion to recognise that sometime "great women" are supported by great man (the contrary is often told)
Hugo Cabret - Scorcese since the film copies had finaly reached France.
Meremaid15 December 2011 at 3:10pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
Little Rainbow-Thankyou for the links.
Meremaid15 December 2011 at 3:24pmPosts: 328 (0 today)Status: offline
Little Rainbow- I have just watched both of them.
I am a great fan of animation. I have an "A" Level in Art & Design & creative crafts and some of my "A" Level Art pieces were designs that I had created myself, such as; My own Medieval Animated Charactors and Backdrops e.c.t.
Thanks again, I enjoyed watching those clips.
Little rainbow17 December 2011 at 10:05amPosts: 3953 (2 today)Status: offline
you're welcomed Mermaid. a pleasure to share. My pupils saw both of them during the past week and they were delighted.
Duddy19 December 2011 at 3:31pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
A birthday present - Star Wars on Blu-Ray looks fantastic (I am a bit of a sci-fi fan) and as always great fun.
Plus a french film called Un Coeur En Hiver which always makes me cry. If you're a fan of Ravel the music is ravishing!
Padowan19 December 2011 at 5:30pmPosts: 512 (0 today)Status: offline
Lots and lots of Christmas Flicks -
Scrooge - 1935 British version
Scrooge - 1938 American Version
Scrooge - 1970 British Version
Working on the 1984 version, with George C. Scott...
Saving the Alastair Sim version for Christmas Eve.