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Above: The music video for "Suit & Tie".
Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" video—which premiered online way back in February—is part retro menswear fantasy, part razzle-dazzle tech demo. Directed by David Fincher and photographed by Matthew Libatique, "Suit & Tie" was the first widely-seen work to have been shot on Red's Epic Monochrome, a sensor that only images in black & white.
The Monochrome isn't the first dedicated black & white sensor. Sweden's Ikonoskop introduced one—called, no joke, the A-Cam dll Panchromatic Carl Th. Dreyer Edition—last year. The Monochrome does, however, have the distinction of being 5K—about as high-end as you can get. It represents the cutting edge of anachronism.
Last year, the Academy Award for Best Picture went to a black & white film—The Artist. Additionally, at least five major 2012 arthouse releases were in black & white: Hong Sang-soo's The Day He Arrives, Guy Maddin’s Keyhole, Béla Tarr's The Turin Horse, »
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Keyhole's master locksmith Guy Maddin's Séances or Spiritismes project, the incomparable resurrection of 100 unfinished, abandoned, and lost silent films began on February 22, 2012 at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He directed 18 short films in front of a live audience with an alluring cast that included Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Maria de Medeiros, Mathieu Demy, Udo Kier, and Mathieu Amalric. Luce Vigo, daughter of Jean Vigo acted in Lines Of The Hand, the spirited channeling of her father's unrealised movie. The filming of the Parisian leg concluded 20 days later on March 12.
Guy Maddin's Séances at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
Another 12 short films in 13 days are in the process of coming to life at the Phi Centre, Montréal right now till July 20. The installation will eventually be transformed also into a film and an interactive work. The public is invited to attend these séances of "cinematic spiritualism".
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- Anne-Katrin Titze
Writer/director Chad Hartigan's second feature (after 2008's "Luke and Brie are on a First Date") "This is Martin Bonner" received plenty of attention at Sundance this year, where it won the Audience Award for Best of Next. Starring Paul Eenhoom and Richmond Arquette (whose performances were praised), the film follows the titular character (Eenhoom), a 50-something man who moves to Reno and takes a job helping transition newly released prisoners back into the real world. Arquette plays one such prisoner, who soon forms a tight bond with Bonner. Read More: 'This is Martin Bonner' Director Chad Hartigan, Winner of Best of Next Monterey Media, who of late have handled such notable films as Guy Maddin's "Keyhole" and Monte Hellman's "Road to Nowhere," just announced that it's acquired the film, with plans for a late summer theatrical distribution before an awards-season push attempt in the fall. »
- Mark Lukenbill
After a sojourn away from the somewhat staid literary adaptations (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement) with which he made his name, Joe Wright returns to another classic text, clearly invigorated by the audience-pleasing lessons learned on the somewhat sentimental The Soloist and the full-on action-romp Hanna. For all its flaws, his adaptation of Anna Karenina (2012, Universal, 12) is a laudably full-throttle affair, packed with unembarrassed flourishes of Russellian visual invention, theatrical daring and even dance.
Using a proscenium arch device to circumvent the problems and/or expenses of location shooting, Wright's rendering of a well-worn but still thorny narrative boasts splendidly fluid cinematography by Seamus McGarvey, a swoony score from Dario Marianelli, and an especially fine turn from Jude Law as Anna's unloved husband. That the film itself should be perhaps more cerebrally impressive than emotionally engaging is partly a result of Anna's frosty »
- Mark Kermode
4 items from 2013
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