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Here is a partial list of my childhood fears in no particular order

Expiration dates,

Unexplained secretions,

Tree forts,

Deer ticks,

Entrapped digits,

Life preservers,

Baseballs,

Nails,

Tumors,

Necrotic flesh,

Kidnappers,

Strangers,

Candy,

Mustaches,

Beige Cadillacs,

Conversion vans with curtains

(I guess the previous six are in order),

Halloween candy, and

Eyes.

– From Chris & Cronenberg - a rather uncanny(!) tale of Cronenberg’s The Fly.

Best thing you will see today. Probably. 

iamsambell:

Pierrot le fou (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

And now I find that Tarr does, in fact, make films both unique and original, and in a style I find beautiful. I prefer the purity of black and white to color, I like very long takes if they serve a purpose and are not simply stunts, I am drawn into an air of mystery, I find it compelling when a film establishes an immediate, tangible, time and place. For all of its phantasmal themes, “Werckmeister Harmonies” is resolutely realistic. Every person, every room, every street, every action, every line of dialogue, feels as much likecinema verite as the works of Frederick Wiseman.


 

This evening I managed to get into conversation with someone who claimed to love films where very little happens, where the overall, and the general interactions between characters matters most; and I was put into mind off Werckemeister Harmonies,  a film where a lot happens, but very slowly, and so I recommended it wholeheartedly, and meant it - it is a film that you don’t forget - it is magnificent in a way that only cinema can be (each form has its own magnificence). 

 The conversation brought me back to the film, and from that to Roger Ebert’s review (a critic I much admire and appreciate) and he sums up some part of the film so beautifully in the above passage. The film is one of the most astonishing I have ever seen, it is fantastical, it is otherwordly (or dreamlike, whichever you prefer) yet it is also, as Ebert says, realistic. For a film about an apocalyptic circus, that features just a whale and the elusive ‘prince’, that might seem like a bizarre statement, yet there is something to Tarr’s direction that strips the whole film of any falsity - it feels true: it is affecting in the way that only something really plausible can be.


Was there ever a more beautiful piece of music? 

steveflow:

Infernal Affairs Custom DVD Cover

steveflow:

Infernal Affairs Custom DVD Cover

theatlantic:

theatlanticvideo:

A Jump Rope’s Eye View of the World

Callum Cooper’s dizzying experimental film, Full Circle, uses a custom camera rig for a unique perspective. The short was produced by Klezinski, a creative studio based in London and Melbourne.

Via Vimeo Staff Picks.

What, no double dutch?

loopermovie:

We’re locked!

Still 7 months away though.

loopermovie:

We’re locked!

Still 7 months away though.

dukeofyorks:

marmeenoir:

just saw this movie. It’s a little bit complicated and a lot of questions are left unanswered but it was a beautiful, enjoyable film, with great acting and brilliant cinematography. It’s the first time I really appreciate the slow pace of a film.
rating:8/10

Probably the weirdest film we caught at last years Cinecity Film Festival. THIS MUST BE PLACE will be at The Duke’s again soon! 

Sorrentino’s follow up to Il Divo,  my favourite film. Still a little reserved about it, but chances are I’ll love it.

dukeofyorks:

marmeenoir:

just saw this movie. It’s a little bit complicated and a lot of questions are left unanswered but it was a beautiful, enjoyable film, with great acting and brilliant cinematography. It’s the first time I really appreciate the slow pace of a film.

rating:8/10

Probably the weirdest film we caught at last years Cinecity Film Festival. THIS MUST BE PLACE will be at The Duke’s again soon! 

Sorrentino’s follow up to Il Divo,  my favourite film. Still a little reserved about it, but chances are I’ll love it.

iamsambell:

Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier): Prologue

So I missed this on U.K release, heard mixed things about it, but god damn is that a beautiful poster.
Designed by Iron Jaiden

So I missed this on U.K release, heard mixed things about it, but god damn is that a beautiful poster.

Designed by Iron Jaiden

84th Academy Awards Nominations Announced « the diary of a film awards fanatic

iamsambell:

oldfilmsflicker:

These are the categories they announced live, the rest will be added as soon as they’re released.

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Best Actor:
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Demián Bichir – A Better Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Actress:
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Viola Davis – The Help
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Nick Nolte – Warrior

Best Supporting Actress
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Animated Feature
A Cat In Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots
Rango

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Hugo – John Logan
The Ides of March – George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Moneyball – Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian and Stan Chervin
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughn

Best Original Screenplay:
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
Margin Call – JC Chandor
Midnight In Paris – Woody Allen
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

Best Foreign Film
A Separation (Iran)
In Darkness (Poland)
Footnote (Israel)
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

I’m extremely happy for Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life, but where is Drive or Melancholia, especially Kirsten Dunst?

EDIT: Oh, and also Shame and Michael Fassbender…

So Iamsambell says pretty much exactly what I was going to say. I will add however what a pleasant surprise it was to see J. C Chandor get a nom for Margin Call, it really was rather excellent, and having seen it on the same day as Moneyball (and thus determining that it is a valid comparison to make) it was significantly better (I liked Moneyball, about as much as I expected to, but it was good and not great which I feel that Margin Call was).

Nevertheless the Oscar’s are always a disappointment and always seem restricted to such obvious choices. I’ll post my predictions at some point, but with little enthusiasm.  

(Source: oldfilmsflicker)

theinsatiables:

A Town Called Panic- Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

It’s pretty much impossible to accurately describe why this film is so good, but it just is.

"COWBOY!"

theinsatiables:

A Town Called Panic- Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

It’s pretty much impossible to accurately describe why this film is so good, but it just is.

"COWBOY!"

Here is a partial list of my childhood fears in no particular order

Expiration dates,

Unexplained secretions,

Tree forts,

Deer ticks,

Entrapped digits,

Life preservers,

Baseballs,

Nails,

Tumors,

Necrotic flesh,

Kidnappers,

Strangers,

Candy,

Mustaches,

Beige Cadillacs,

Conversion vans with curtains

(I guess the previous six are in order),

Halloween candy, and

Eyes.

– From Chris & Cronenberg - a rather uncanny(!) tale of Cronenberg’s The Fly.

Best thing you will see today. Probably. 

iamsambell:

Pierrot le fou (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

And now I find that Tarr does, in fact, make films both unique and original, and in a style I find beautiful. I prefer the purity of black and white to color, I like very long takes if they serve a purpose and are not simply stunts, I am drawn into an air of mystery, I find it compelling when a film establishes an immediate, tangible, time and place. For all of its phantasmal themes, “Werckmeister Harmonies” is resolutely realistic. Every person, every room, every street, every action, every line of dialogue, feels as much likecinema verite as the works of Frederick Wiseman.


 

This evening I managed to get into conversation with someone who claimed to love films where very little happens, where the overall, and the general interactions between characters matters most; and I was put into mind off Werckemeister Harmonies,  a film where a lot happens, but very slowly, and so I recommended it wholeheartedly, and meant it - it is a film that you don’t forget - it is magnificent in a way that only cinema can be (each form has its own magnificence). 

 The conversation brought me back to the film, and from that to Roger Ebert’s review (a critic I much admire and appreciate) and he sums up some part of the film so beautifully in the above passage. The film is one of the most astonishing I have ever seen, it is fantastical, it is otherwordly (or dreamlike, whichever you prefer) yet it is also, as Ebert says, realistic. For a film about an apocalyptic circus, that features just a whale and the elusive ‘prince’, that might seem like a bizarre statement, yet there is something to Tarr’s direction that strips the whole film of any falsity - it feels true: it is affecting in the way that only something really plausible can be.


Was there ever a more beautiful piece of music? 

steveflow:

Infernal Affairs Custom DVD Cover

steveflow:

Infernal Affairs Custom DVD Cover

theatlantic:

theatlanticvideo:

A Jump Rope’s Eye View of the World

Callum Cooper’s dizzying experimental film, Full Circle, uses a custom camera rig for a unique perspective. The short was produced by Klezinski, a creative studio based in London and Melbourne.

Via Vimeo Staff Picks.

What, no double dutch?

loopermovie:

We’re locked!

Still 7 months away though.

loopermovie:

We’re locked!

Still 7 months away though.

dukeofyorks:

marmeenoir:

just saw this movie. It’s a little bit complicated and a lot of questions are left unanswered but it was a beautiful, enjoyable film, with great acting and brilliant cinematography. It’s the first time I really appreciate the slow pace of a film.
rating:8/10

Probably the weirdest film we caught at last years Cinecity Film Festival. THIS MUST BE PLACE will be at The Duke’s again soon! 

Sorrentino’s follow up to Il Divo,  my favourite film. Still a little reserved about it, but chances are I’ll love it.

dukeofyorks:

marmeenoir:

just saw this movie. It’s a little bit complicated and a lot of questions are left unanswered but it was a beautiful, enjoyable film, with great acting and brilliant cinematography. It’s the first time I really appreciate the slow pace of a film.

rating:8/10

Probably the weirdest film we caught at last years Cinecity Film Festival. THIS MUST BE PLACE will be at The Duke’s again soon! 

Sorrentino’s follow up to Il Divo,  my favourite film. Still a little reserved about it, but chances are I’ll love it.

iamsambell:

Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier): Prologue

So I missed this on U.K release, heard mixed things about it, but god damn is that a beautiful poster.
Designed by Iron Jaiden

So I missed this on U.K release, heard mixed things about it, but god damn is that a beautiful poster.

Designed by Iron Jaiden

84th Academy Awards Nominations Announced « the diary of a film awards fanatic

iamsambell:

oldfilmsflicker:

These are the categories they announced live, the rest will be added as soon as they’re released.

Best Picture:
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director:
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

Best Actor:
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Demián Bichir – A Better Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Gary Oldman – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Best Actress:
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Viola Davis – The Help
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
Nick Nolte – Warrior

Best Supporting Actress
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Animated Feature
A Cat In Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss In Boots
Rango

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Descendants – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Hugo – John Logan
The Ides of March – George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Moneyball – Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian and Stan Chervin
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughn

Best Original Screenplay:
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids – Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo
Margin Call – JC Chandor
Midnight In Paris – Woody Allen
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

Best Foreign Film
A Separation (Iran)
In Darkness (Poland)
Footnote (Israel)
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

I’m extremely happy for Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life, but where is Drive or Melancholia, especially Kirsten Dunst?

EDIT: Oh, and also Shame and Michael Fassbender…

So Iamsambell says pretty much exactly what I was going to say. I will add however what a pleasant surprise it was to see J. C Chandor get a nom for Margin Call, it really was rather excellent, and having seen it on the same day as Moneyball (and thus determining that it is a valid comparison to make) it was significantly better (I liked Moneyball, about as much as I expected to, but it was good and not great which I feel that Margin Call was).

Nevertheless the Oscar’s are always a disappointment and always seem restricted to such obvious choices. I’ll post my predictions at some point, but with little enthusiasm.  

(Source: oldfilmsflicker)

theinsatiables:

A Town Called Panic- Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

It’s pretty much impossible to accurately describe why this film is so good, but it just is.

"COWBOY!"

theinsatiables:

A Town Called Panic- Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

It’s pretty much impossible to accurately describe why this film is so good, but it just is.

"COWBOY!"

"

Here is a partial list of my childhood fears in no particular order

Expiration dates,

Unexplained secretions,

Tree forts,

Deer ticks,

Entrapped digits,

Life preservers,

Baseballs,

Nails,

Tumors,

Necrotic flesh,

Kidnappers,

Strangers,

Candy,

Mustaches,

Beige Cadillacs,

Conversion vans with curtains

(I guess the previous six are in order),

Halloween candy, and

Eyes.

"

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