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Friday, 18 February 2011

Diva - 1980 with A List of the Best Directional Debuts

Diva - 1980 directed by Jean Jacques Beineix
I like this poster, simple at first but gets
more complex the more one looks at it.

No artistic movement can endure forever, this is a simple fact due to the ever evolving nature of all art forms.
Thus The French New Wave eventually had to come to an end. It was "replaced" by the new movement named "Cinema Du Look" of which Luc Besson is probably the most well known participant.
Jean Jacques Beineix can be credited with starting the movement with his first film "Diva".
It is a stylish and well acted Thriller but suffers from quite a few flaws. But first I'll mention the aspects I enjoyed, I thought the cinematography was quite exceptional it was very colourful and it's wide shots were superb, and the camera movements and angles were all very fluid and stylish, more so than many films nowadays I might add. So it definitely surpassed my expectations from a technical point of view. 
The acting as decent, it ranged from average to very good throughout quite a large cast. The acting wasn't a problem.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Weekly Collection of Random Film Thoughts

  • I was just listening to the soundtrack to Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai recently, (I think I'll review it sometime soon) and I've decided that it is one of the best I've ever heard, it was done by RZA of the Wu Tang Clan and is absolutely perfect for the film's oriental mixed with black culture mixed with gangster culture atmosphere. Listen to it here!
The RZA, with QT and Eli Roth.
  • While I'm on the subject of RZA, is any one else looking forward to his upcoming film?  Its called The Man With The Iron Fist and will be a retro kung fu film based in China, apparently RZA has an extensive knowledge of Kung Fu films so I'm looking forward to this. It will be his first directional effort and produced by Quentin Tarantino. He currently shooting it now in China which a rather intriguing cast that includes Russel Crowe, Lucy Liu and Pam Grier, that's what I heard anyway...

Monday, 14 February 2011

Quick Ratings/Reviews of The Week

I thought it would be interesting to write a post detailing all the films I see over the week.
Thus if you recommended I watch a certain film, you will be able to see if I liked it by reading this without me having to write a long review. You can also recommend more films based on my opinions of the ones included in these posts. Or find new films you might be interested in watching.
If you think this idea is pointless or you have suggestions, don't hesitate to comment!
Films seen this week: