Apr 29, 2011

Day 16: Favorite book adaptation

one flew over the cuckoo's nest

both the film and the book are just amazing

Apr 28, 2011

day 15: favourite play adaptation

Titus by Julie Taymor,
an adaptation from Shakespeare's dramatic play : Titus Andronicus.

It's a pretty dramatic film about the Roman general Titus Andronicus (Anthony Hopkins)
in the beginning of the film he returns from from war , he won but lost 21 of his sons, to make up for this loss he sacrifices the oldest son of the queen of the Goths Tamora.
From this point on Tamora begins planning her revenge.
When the emperor dies Titus is offered the job but he refuses ,appointing Saturninus as his replacement. Saturninus chooses Tamora as his wife...

What follows is a grotesque plot about revenge causing the general to slowly lose his sanity. What I love about this film is the great acting from Hopkins and the anachronisms , very special.
some screenshots:

new emperor Saturninus and his wife Tamora
the explosive opening scene
The general's daughter Lavinia after being raped and mutilated by Tamora's sons

Apr 27, 2011

Day 14: Favorite documentary

Jesus camp :
In this documentary we look behind the scenes of the "kids on fire" camp in devils lake(lol the name), ohio. This is a camp for born again Christian children who are sort of "drilled" to be an "army of god". Really really creepy stuff :o. I say it's a must see but you'll be shocked(and want to slap becky fisher in the face).

Apr 24, 2011

day 11 : favourite kids movie

The lion king !
this is without any doubt my all time favourite Disney film in history.

bad-ass scar sings be prepared

day 10 : favourite foreign film

Instead of a favourite film I'll give you 2 from my favourite "foreign" director : Kim ki duk

1.Hwal(The bow)

It's the story of a young girl who lives on a boat with an old fisherman who plans to marry her as soon as she turns 17. It's a very slow poetic film without any dialogue , but the whole setting of a boat is beautiful.


2.Bom Yeoreum Gaeul Gyeoul Geurigo Bom (spring,summer,fall,winter...and spring)

This film is divided in 5 parts (the 5 seasons from the title), and is a sort "the circle of life" thing.
In Spring we are introduced to a young Buddhist apprentice and his master who live on a floating monastery in the middle of a lake(beautiful scenery). One day the apprentice ties a little rock around a fish, a frog and a snake so the animals have trouble moving around which amuses the apprentice.
His master sees this and that very night he ties a heavy rock around the young boy. the next day he must search for all 3 animals and set them free from the rock but only the frog is still alive...
In the next seasons we keep following the boy in different stages of his live trough the seasons.

Just like the bow this film doesn't have much dialogue but is visually stunning,
the story is a bit more complex with a lot of Buddhist references.


Apr 20, 2011

day 8: favourite thriller

I don't know if it is generally classified as thriller or horror but I'm going for Hannibal.
Altough silence of the lambs is a genuine masterpiece I feel that it's sequel Hannibal is often undervalued.
Yes the movie has a diffrent Clarice Starling but Julianne moore is a worthy replacement for jodie foster.
Another great thing about this movie is that we see Dr.lecter in his natural environment (Florence, Italy) doing all kinds of awesome things : giving lectures on Judas, being a stylish bastard , becoming the curator for a library and of course hanging a man by his intestines.
Last but not least there is also the great soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. They created and aria especially for this film : "Vide cor meum" it's the text of Dante Alighieri's sonnet "A ciascun'alma presa" from "La vita nuova".

I wanted to post the opera scene but it's removed from youtube :/

Apr 19, 2011

a new goal in life

I have found a new goal in life ^^

day 7: favourite animated feature

Wall-E & toy story 3
Normally I prefer the classic hand drawn animations but pixar movies are an exeption.

day 6: favourite horror

The omen !
Of course I mean the original version from 76 and not the shitty remake from 2006.
I love the old horrors more anyway,recent horror films have no suspense and mostly are a mix of tons of fake blood and lame sound shock effects.
I first saw this as a kid and found it really creepy (the scene at the old cemetery ! or the death of the priest ....)
I just loved the freak accidents XD

original trailer.

Apr 16, 2011

day 5 : favourite action

I'm not a big action fan but I do like the whole Die hard franchise.
My favourites must be the 1st and 3th film with hans(alan rickman) and later simon (jeremy irons) gruber as villains.

trailer for the first Die hard.

Apr 15, 2011

day 4 : favourite drama

this one is difficult,
"drama" is such a wide genre.
There are tons of films that spring to mind, but when you say drama the first director I can think of is Darren Aronofsky.
I love his films and the fact that clint mansell is his regular sound track composer just makes it even better.
His most recent film "black swan" just blew my mind in cinema .
I went to see it twice already and I can't wait for the dvd release.

in this video we see Natalie Portman dancing the part of the black swan, one of the strongest scenes of the film IMO.

Apr 14, 2011

day 3 :Favourite comedy

Futurama : benders big score
I loooove futurama , the series and films ^^ and this one is my favourite

Day2 :Least favourite film

this has to be the most disgusting film I've ever seen

Apr 12, 2011

Day 1: Favourite film

this one is easy :D

The matrix of course ,
I have been a loyal matrix fan for almost 10 years now.
When I was 13 I knew the whole script by heart. I love the whole trilogy (+ the animatrix and the videogame) , although even I have to admit that the sequels are nowhere near the original( especially reloaded was a disappointment).

Movie challenge

since I gave up on the 30 day picture challenge it's time for a new 30 day thing.
I found this one on : graveyard picknick.
This one should be easier to complete :) .

Day 1: Favorite film
Day 2: Least favorite film
Day 3: Favorite comedy
Day 4: Favorite drama
Day 5: Favorite action
Day 6: Favorite horror
Day 7: Favorite animated feature
Day 8: Favorite thriller
Day 9: Favorite musical
Day 10: Favorite foreign film
Day 11: Favorite kid's movie
Day 12: Favorite love story
Day 13: Favorite chick flick
Day 14: Favorite documentary

Day 15: Favorite play adaptation
Day 16: Favorite book adaptation
Day 17: Least favorite book adaptation
Day 18: Film that is your guilty pleasure
Day 19: Film that made you cry the hardest

Day 20: Movie with your favorite actress
Day 21: Movie with your favorite actor
Day 22: Movie you wish you could live in
Day 23: Movie that inspires you
Day 24: Movie with your favorite soundtrack
Day 25: Movie with the most beautiful scenery
Day 26: Movie you're most embarrassed to say you like

Day 27: Movie with your favorite villain
Day 28: Movie with your favorite hero
Day 29: First movie you ever remember watching
Day 30: Last movie you watche


with this words the russian cosmonaut was launched into space on april 12th now exactly 50 years ago.
Aboard the Vorstok 1 Yuri gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space and thus defeating the americans in the space race.

It is no secret that I'm fascinated with astronauts and space travel.
Events like this are really special... no, mythical is the right word.
I'll probably never get into space myself, but reading about other peoples journeys makes up for that a tiny bit.

Apr 8, 2011

I heart weasleys

because lyrics games are always fun :D
stole this one from graveyard picnics blog

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Tag 15 friends.
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.
6. Have Fun!

1. IF SOMEONE SAYS 'ARE YOU OKAY' YOU SAY? Silly boy blue (Bowie)
2. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? utopia (goldfrapp)
3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? we are the dead (bowie)
4. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? Pearly (radiohead)
5. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? special K (placebo)
7. WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO? Virtue (Hans zimmer (hannibal OST))
8. WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (radiohead)
9. WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Let my home be my gallows(Hans zimmer (hannibal OST))
11. WHAT IS 2 + 2? The travel agency (Final fantasy x original soundtrack)
12. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? Walk with me (moby)
13. WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? a better future (bowie)
14. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Lucy in the sky with diamonds(across the universe OST)
16. WHAT SONG WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? drunk in the mat mobile (pogo)
17. WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? under pressure(bowie)
18. WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? Horse pills (dandy warhols)
19. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?black eyed (placebo)
20. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? uranium rock (the cramps)
21. WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW? breakdown(red crayon aristocrat club)
22. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? tangled up in plaid (Queens of the stone age)
23. WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS? I heart weasleys (ministry of magic)