Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
very subjective taste...
the sutherlands (father and son)
billy bob thornton
kristin scott thomas
actors and directors I TRY to like:
koen de bouw
leslie nielsen (kidding)
Waking Life (2001)
Passionate testimony on dreams and/or todays world view.
I was first of all astonished by the draw-over-film-technique, which delineates a kind of 'verfremdungseffekt' and allows the viewer to reflect on the themes which are dealt with. Dreams are of course one of the main topics of this movie... A young man dreams of meeting people who expound their world view, view on mankind, their way of living,... Each one of them has it's own visual characteristics, according to the way the actual actors body language, according to the subject they talk about or according to the way the main character feels on that moment. The whole movie is a series of passionate, inspiring, affective, descrying and beautiful thoughts.
Heart of Darkness (1993)
I loved the movie and I certainly loved the book, but I find Coppola's 'Apocalypse Now' as an allegory far more touching, involving and more beautiful. Mainly, 'Heart of Darkness'(TV) matches nor Roths intensity, nor Malkovichs presence. Which does not mean it isn't a tremendous attempt to adapt Conrads novel.
It's not easy growing up in a world of belittling adults.
'Bad Company' lets us be witnesses of a few days out of a few boys lifes in Japan in the 80's. Every day they have to write down their thaughts and feelings in their diary. This helps us understand the way they experience life and what emotions guide them. The hard japanese mentality, almost designed to make obeident and submissive employees out of them, doesn't have consideration for their youth and envy to play and fool around. Instead of being motivated, they are driven into pilferage and lies. The pshycological training is too hard. They learnt how to write down what their 'superior'(the teacher) would like to read, but they never were given the chance to understand, enjoy nor express their feelings.
Growing up and learning is more than doing what adults would like you to become.
Wasurerarenu hitobito (2000)
touching tale about the harmony of people influencing one another...
This film is so very rich. A way to understand the tribulations of old age and the mentality of the WWII-generation in today's Japan, as well as the absolute obedience demanded of wartime survivors and the cult-like way of extortion-companies to control their members. Along with the quiet build-up and the intelligent flash-back management, the symbolic really moved me.
12 months is too long...
I really enjoyed Peter Jacksons view on 'the fellowship of the ring', still I think it's a pity that there are a lot of people that wont have read the book and by that, wont be able to enjoy the actual reading after having seen the movie...
Also I'm afraid I wont be able to wait a whole year untill 'the two towers', but hey, Gandalf would have wanted us to be patient...