Monday, February 09, 2009

My life without me

Monday, September 03, 2007

Memorable scenes

Angel-a - Angela pressing him to look at himself in the mirror of a public toilet in Paris. To look at himself and say "I love you"

2 Days in Paris - He panicking with the mould in the bathroom. He bumping into the tourists that he before sent to the Louvre with wrong directions. She imagining them dancing in the street after a quarrel. The final argument, her voice in off remembering her previous relationships and breakings. The realization from both of them of what they feel for each other.

Prime - He stuck in the video game that she gave him while she wanting him to go to bed. He passing the restaurant and, after spotting her inside through the glass, their sights crossing and their acceptance of their separation.

Chasing Amy - Silent Bob explaining the title of the movie: (from Wikipedia: Angry at himself for letting her go, he's spent the rest of his life since then "chasing Amy.") and the realization from the main character that he is judging her to harsh. Then he finding a solution, according to his feelings (have a thresome with her and his best friend) As a consequence of communicating them this, blow up everything.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Das boot (1981)

"He asks the young war correspondent who is travelling with them, Lt. Werner (Herbert Groenemeyer) not to snap pictures of them now, because it would shame the British to see that the people sinking their ships are mere beardless boys, who should still be at their mothers? breasts. They make him feel old, the captain confides. He feels as if he is leading a children's crusade."

"You know - we've had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that the wars were fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. "My God, my God - " I said to myself, "it's the Children's Crusade."' (from Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut)

Ondskan (2006)

Watch this movie and think about the Scandinavian Jante Law (Don't think you're anyone special or that you're better than us) and their social-democracy, in the domestic violence that is not their exclusivity. Think about bullying in board schools, the Fight Club movie and about how much a punch in the face hearts. If you wish, even think of The Who's Tommy rock opera... or just watch this movie and find out why this semi-biographical story is a popular book among young Scandinavians.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Away from her (2006)

I read that couple counsellors find that most of divorced women can emotionally cope with living alone in the long run while, most of divorced men find really hard to arrive to their empty house everyday. In this movie Grant and Fiona give us an idea of why is the above so in the special circumstance of aging and the corresponding loosing of ourselves. However, although Grant mourns Fiona's distance he show us why and how he loves her, letting me understand why director Sarah Polley has said that this is not a love story but THE love story. Polyamorous people might find here reflected the spirit of their own feelings.

Killer of Sheep (1977) (2007)

For those lovers of cinema verite and Vittorio De Sica movies Killer of Sheep will be a treat with an USA perspective.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Inland Empire (2006)

Ah!! It's so clear what David Lynch has in his mind, how clear he portraits the logic behind dreams, the eclosion of personalities from the depths of the unconsciousness. I'm so happy that with Inland Empire David Lynch is finding the way to channel the questions that he started in Eraserhead. All is so clear!... well, at least in my mind =)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Paris je t'aime

A movie for two kind of lovers... lovers of Paris, lovers of movies. The opportunity to visit the streets of a city and the lives of people. People that with their faces give to the movie lover the feeling of familiarity and belonging that Paris can give to someone. See the Secretary getting stoned, Emit Flesti riding a horse for those who believe in cowboys, Cyrano taking the wine on the house, Maria still full of grace, Frodo falling for a vampire, life still taking something from Julie, Donny beaten again, Chloe and her perspective of love, Alice Ayres/Jane Jones screaming to love and life as she only knows how to, Jack perhaps wishing 48h of good fortune, Eddie in another kind of framing, Pierrette almost singing again Et moi la fille libre | Confondant le jour et la nuit... and many, many other faces that discover, like Carol does, why a city like Paris can make you feel... "vivant!"... or death.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

After the wedding. (Efter brylluppet) (2007)

Warning: One spoiler included. "You are an angry person" says Jorgen to Jacob and opens in my mind a series of quotations that mark the key moments of the movie. "You didn't tell me about our daughter because I slept with your friend?" asks Jacob. I bump into this movie in a moment for taking decisions and loved it for showing me how intricate the consequences of our actions can be. Misunderstandings and feelings left unattended might surprise us in the future. As I read in a review, this movie treats you as an adult even when it wants to make you cry. How do you break a promise to a child and why you do it? Go and see Jacob doing the complicated "right thing".

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Aujourd'hui... à bientôt Solveig.

Wim Wenders said about Until the End of the World:

"Solveig Dommartin and I had written the story of our film together, and we thought that we only had the right to enter into such a sacred area like a persons's dreams, if we would bring something into the work that was sacred to ourselves".

Saturday, November 11, 2006

A Haiku pic by Wim Wenders

Street Front In Butte, Montana

Early morning,
not a soul on the streets of Butte, Montana.
It was as if I had walked into my favorite painting
of Edward Hopper:
"Early Sunday Morning", painted in 1930.
It was Sunday, indeed.

Wim Wenders

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

La 69.G: Rain

La 69.G: Rain: “My life without me”

La 69.G: If it were enough to stand, without the words

La 69.G: If it were enough to stand, without the words: "...Inman: Look at the sky now. What color is it? Or the way a hawk flies. Or you wake up and your ribs are bruised thinking so hard on somebody. What do you call that?..."

La 69.G: 5x2

La 69.G: 5x2: "...They are the different stages of a love story..."

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Movies I want to see

The manchurian candidate
The Forgotten
Human nature
The Hudsucker proxy
Brotherhood of the wolf
The Big Lebowski
Intolerable Cruelty
The player
Ronin (car chase)
Love Liza
Million Dollar Baby
Raging Bull Kinsey
Be cool
Melinda and Melinda
When Harry met Sally
Dear Wendy
Cofee and cigarettes
Walk the line(Johnny Cash)
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada
Powers - Petr Zelenka
Knoflíkári (The buttoners) - Petr Zelenka
Must Love Dogs
Princess Mononoke

The Consequences Of Love (aka Le Conseguenze Dell'Amore)
The Constant Gardener
Festen (The Celebration)
The Hidden Blade

Scenes From A Marriage
The Cave
The Descent
Oliver Twist (2006)

Burnt By The Sun
8 Women

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Familia Rodante

Madame Bovary
Heart Of Glass

Waking Life
Brokeback Mountain
Code 46
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
Ten Minutes Older - The Trumpet
Ten Minutes Older - The Cello
The Soul Of A Man

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Children of men
Inland empire

Don't Come Knocking (Wim Wenders)
Goodnight And Good Luck
Hell (L'Enfer)
Nadzieja (Purgatory, Hope)
Red Road (Advance Party 1)
Rounding Up Donkeys (Advance Party 2)
The Matador
Dead man's chest

L' Homme qui aimait les femmes
Hard candy
Das experiment
Starter for ten
Ridding alone for thousands of miles
The lookout
Reign over me
Into great silenceDinner with friends
Breaking and entering
The Fountain

Music and lyrics
Hot Fuzz
The usual suspects
Snows of Kilimanjaro
The nanny diaries

Sunset boulevard
In Bruges
I'm not there
Be kind rewind

Movies I have enjoyed

E la nave va
Hable con ella
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
Being John Malkovich
I love Huckabees
Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Crash (Paul Haggis)
The English Patient
Cold mountain
O Brother, where art thou?
Me and you and everyone we know
Muriel's wedding
Priscilla, Queen of the desert
The Royal Tenenbaums
Bitter moon
In the mood for love
Rabbit-proof fence
An Angel at My Table
The Piano
Hotel Rwanda
Get shorty
True romance
Pulp fiction
Kill Bill
Two hands (Australian)
Run, Lola, Run
The Princess and the Warrior
Prime (Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep)
The sea inside
Melinda And Melinda
Open Your Eyes
Seven Samurai
Red Dwarf - Series 1
3 Iron
Before Sunset
Before Sunrise
Human Nature
The Bourne Identity
Murder By Death
Doctor T. And The Women
Like Water For Chocolate
The Player
Be Cool
Million Dollar Baby
The Last Supper
Dear Wendy
When Harry Met Sally
Ice Age
Raging Bull
House Of Flying Daggers
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
Andrei Rublev
Old Boys
The butterfly effect
Donny Darko
The lives of others
The meaning of life
Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000
Les annees lumiere
The Hudsucker Proxy
Chasing Amy
There will be blood
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Visitor
Dark Star

Directors and scriptwriters I like

Wim Wenders
David Lynch
Coen Bros.
Robert Altman
Federico Fellini
Peter Greenaway
Akira Kurosawa

Charlie Kaufman
Anthony Minghella

The movie and the soundtrack

Broken Flowers

O Brother, where art thou?

In the mood for love (Huayang Nianhua = Hua yang de nian hua = The Magnificence of Years Past like Flowers = Those wonderful varied years = The age of flowers)


Saturday, December 10, 2005

Movies seen in the Watershed