Start the day with Romero :(, continue with Martin Landau, then what ? Landau who was Rollin Hand in the original Mission:Impossible series (1966) won an Oscar 30 years later for his portayal of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood, Tim Burton's biopic. Terric performance. But a cold and menacing one he did when he was very young in Hitchcock's masterpiece, North by Northwest. Landau died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 89.
luni, 17 iulie 2017
he was supposed to be Grossmann's main guest rhis year. He cancelled less than a month ago for health reasons. Sunday the 13th Grossmann was over. Sunday George A. Romero, the father of the Lving dead as we know it has passed away. He was 77.
joi, 13 iulie 2017
the most fun i've seen in a while, an offensive comedy from Netherlands ser in satirical movie world and introducong a far out character which is like Kenny Powers done by Will Ferrell combined with the essential loser character from Kaurismaki films. Directors Steffen & Flip take fun at their own New Kids series and the whole Dutch film industry and society.
joi, 29 iunie 2017
-The story of the song is told here by Focus' Tjih Van Leer on the verge of the Nike World Cup commercial which put the song on a new map in 2010. And you can see the band in its greatness. Saw it live with Jan Akkerman four times, eversince back in 1995. Yep. When i got to interview him in Brasov in 2013, I told him that I always thought this song will make a great film sequence, and yes, I saw it now. A shoot-out Heat (M.Mann) style, edited on the music and a bullet ballet, emphatic and overdramatic. Kudos, Edgar Wright !
*I still have my own shot with Iron Maiden's cover of the song :)
and here some more and specifically he talks about this one:
*"I found out about Focus from this music show that ran in England for ages called The Old Grey Whistle Test – they did a performance of that song on there that blew my mind. I'm not a big prog rock fan, but I do love fast prog – the sheer musicianship you need to play that kind of stuff that fast is impressive. I think this was a Top 10 hit in the U.S. … which is pretty unusual for an instrumental track that features yodeling. The studio wanted to cut it. I had to use my own money to pay for two extra days of shooting so we could get it – and it's my favorite bit in the film. I always thought it'd be great if you made a car chase movie, and then have one of the most explosive scenes in the movie be a foot chase. People have asked how I picked the tracks for Baby Driver, and this is a good example. If you had a dance track or a rock track that had a similar tempo all the way through, it's actually not that helpful. Whereas the reason that something like "Hocus Pocus" ends up becoming a key track in the film is because you can hear that, Ok, this is part of a running scene – it's like your best cardio track ever. But it also has these stop-start intervals in it, so you can let a scene dictate itself according to the track: Ok, here are the fast guitars, he's running. Wait, there's yodeling breakdown here, so this is where he's hiding behind a tree, catching his breath. Wait a second, we're gearing up for another guitar part – so here's where he starts running again, and in the next breakdown, he's hiding in a mall. Hold on, there's an accordion breakdown – so now he's breaking into a car. You're able to take a 1970 song like that and write a complete action sequence in 2017." (Edgar Wright)
duminică, 25 iunie 2017
The Bad Batch is a UFO as i haven't seen in a long time. Mad Max by Jodorowski (El Topo, Santa Sangere) meets Burning Man fest in this futureal story of love and redemption by writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home at Night). A dream of survival in the desertic post-apocalyptic America.
Even shades of Lynch (The Dream character-an unbelievable Keanu Reeves, closer to the new Kyle MacLachan persona of Dale Cooper-Dougie : plus the Escobar's moustache), mixed with a weird sense of Southland Tales (Jason Momoa standing in for The Rock), cannibalism (more Hills have Eyes than Texas Chainsaw). Weird cameos -Jim Carrey !!!, Jim Carrey ? if you recognise him you'll get a prize, glorified cameos on LSD -Giovanni Ribisi, plus a very hot mangled young heroine -25 year old Londoner Suki Waterhouse -up and coming surely, here standing effortless as a BAD batch girl (those stamped as garbage/futile/punks/derelict, ex cons), WITHOUT AN ARM AND A LEG (again Mad Max: Fury Road's Furiosa). Also the pregnant brides and the little girl from Max II. Gorgeous widescreen cinematography by Lyle Vincent, who shot also Amirpour's A Girl Who Walks Home at Night.
The film took the Special Jury Prize at last year's Venice Film Festival and it's found a hard way to the theatrical distribution, as it's easy to see why. But its reputation will grow in the future, as a cult movie. Annapurna, Neon and Vice (the magazine) are co-producers.
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A somehow feeling of Dust Devil and other cult curios stands into it. Would've loved to see it on the big screen....
an interview with Ana Liliy here. She says: "The Bad Batch is how I see America."
marți, 20 iunie 2017
John G. Avildsen-Oscar de regie pentru Rocky !
The Formula. great thriller -1980 cu George C. Scott, Marthe Keller si Brando.
Oscar pentru Jack Lemmon in Save the Tiger (1973).
breakthrough film: Joe (1970) cu Peter Boyle.
Avildsen avea 81 de ani. Fiul sau Anthony a facut un documentar despre el, John Avildsen: King of the Underdogs, care va avea premiera in august.
necrolog in Time aici
il omagiem la Cinemateca Patria luna viitoare.
"I owe just about everything to John Avildsen. His directing, his passion, his toughness and his heart — a great heart — is what made 'Rocky' the film it became. He changed my life and I will be forever indebted to him. Nobody could have done it better than my friend John Avildsen. I will miss him."
vineri, 16 iunie 2017
miercuri, 14 iunie 2017
Apoi Keith i-a suflat-o in Maroc in 1967 si au ramas impreuna.
In timpul filmarilor la Performance (1970) se pare ca a avut o aventura cu Mick.
A stat cu Keith pina in 1979.
Anita Pallenberg a murit pe 13 iunie 2017. Avea 73 de ani.
luni, 12 iunie 2017
6 years after Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011) ! Alice is 69 and still highly Paranormal :)
1st official clip:
“PARANORMAL” TRACK LIST
2. Dead Flies
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
10. The Sound Of A
Studio recordings with the Original Alice Cooper Band
1. Genuine American Girl
2. You And All Of Your Friends
Live in Columbus with the current Alice Cooper band
3. No More Mr. Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. Billion Dollar Babies
6. Feed My Frankenstein
7. Only Woman Bleed
8. School’s Out
duminică, 11 iunie 2017
He was 68.
Found out via Alice Cooper on twitter;
sâmbătă, 3 iunie 2017
2. Good Time
şi...3. Okja –hai să exclud și eu deși mă bucur că l-am văzut pe ecran mare (pe 28 iunie intră pe canalul lor),
so, 3b. Killing of a Sacred Deer,
Wind River în UCR -premiul de regie pentru Taylor Sheridan
și documentarul din Quinzaine, Nothingwood.
un interviu cu Alexander Nanau, DOP-ul filmului, si grupajul meu de Cannes, 70 de ani in 70 de momente, in revista CINEMAP vara 2017.
vineri, 2 iunie 2017
Picture That :)
'"If I had been God
I would have rearranged the veins in the face to make them more resistant to alcohol and less prone to aging"
A Short by Roger Waters and Sean Evans
luni, 29 mai 2017
the original video from Black Rain (1989)
si intro-ul din film aici
Gregg Allman died on May 27th. He was 69. He survived his brother Duane for another 46 years. Duane died at 24 ! in 1971 in motorcycle crash. Greg will be buried next to his brother.
sâmbătă, 27 mai 2017
op sa vreau sa scriu despre muzica din filmele de anul asta, de la Phoenix la The Beguiled, la Alexandre Desplat (le Polanski) la sound designul de la The Killing of a Sacred Deer, la Johnny Greenwood la Lynne Ramsay, la excelentul Good Time, de compozitorul experimenatal Oneohtrix Point Never, care a fost deja recompensat cu Cannes Soundtrack Award Nu am vazut ica 120 BPM unde electroul trebe sa fie maxim !
Carnivalul animalelor -1886 Saint- Saens, tema Festivalului din 1987 via Days of |Heaven -Morricone si Malick
vineri, 26 mai 2017
Robert Pattison e excelent in rolul unui delicvent cu un frate autist.
sper sa ia ceva. cel mai inedit regizat (fratii Benny si Josha Safdie) si tempo in afara de Lynne Ramsay, dar nu am vazut 120 BPM.
miercuri, 24 mai 2017
Beguiled ul nou arata extraordinar, e filmat superb de Phillipe Le Sourd, si are set design perfect -prea shiny costumele ca doar nu e bal la Versailles, si muzica de trupa franceza Phoenix (le mari de Sofia), bazata pe Monteverdi.
voila, o fotografie elocvenata din filmul din 1971, Clint in bratele Geraldinei Page, o ipostaza de Christ sacrificat. Oricit o fi ea de Sofia de Coppola, Don Siegel e DON SIEGEL si subiectul atunci era indraznet iar pentru Clint un contraemploi si e un rol extraordinar...
marți, 23 mai 2017
Tematica lui Lantimos e aceiasi din Dogtooth, mai aproape de Tkosd decit Lobster. Alegoria se refera la cerbul sacru al lui Artemis pe care regele Agamemnon l-a ucis si apoi a fost obligat sa isi sacrifice pentru asta prprua fiica, Ifigenia. subiect de tragedie greaca clasica si piese de teatru, acum adaptata intr-un film dur ca un cosmar lugubru.
Azi se aniverseaza cei 70 de ani de Festival !!!
113 personalitati filmice au facut azi la midi o poza istorica, Doar 6 fotografi au fost admisi la photocall. Pe primul rind sunt laureatii de Palme d’or-printre care si le notre Cristian Mungiu -in 2007
Photo de famille.
apoi s-au dus la masa in Agora si mii de curiosi au stat sa le faca poza de aproape cind ieseau.
azi la 7 e supriza, un spectacol aniversar in sala Lumiere. Covorul rosu a inceput la 5, e o nebunie, mai ales dupa atentatul de ieri...meanwhile Sir Roger Moore is no more -(
pentru cei ce vor sa vada evenimentele live iata cannestv canal youtube. enjoy !
luni, 22 mai 2017
dupa ce am vazut Amour in aceiasi sala , azi nebunie la noul Haneke in competitie, HAPPY END,
(titlu ironic biensur) asa ca au SUPLIMENTAT CU UN SPECTACOL LA SOIXTIEME. am fost, am stat ca pe ace primele 45 de min, (filmul are 1 h 47) si apoi m-am regalat cu un soi de cocktail vitriloant acid sarcastic, care mi-a amintit mult de Chabrol, Familia burgheza de grand couture franceza, cu rapel la Amour, Trintignant isi reia rolul, la fel si Isabelle Huppert. Jean Louis Trintignant are 86 de ani, wow ! arata superb in film, un domn batrin, mult prea elegant pentru lumea de azi. Fetita din film e superba, Fantine |Harduin se cheama. Plus Kassovitz, Toby Jones si un soi de cross de Vincent Gallo si Joaquim Phoenix galez (sic): Franz Rogowski (Boxer in Victoria), fiul ratacitor...
Unul din cele mai slab primite critic filme de competitie. Deja vu all over again se va zice. A treia Palme d'Or pentru Hanke, acum la 75 de ani ? Nu cred ca va fi favorizat de juriul lui Almodovar, dar on sait jamais...
Loveless conduce detasat, dar pas vu, a fost in prima azi. Pe Lahtimos il vad miine. Le Redoutable, despre Godard dar comedie a l'italliene- ratatouille.
vineri, 19 mai 2017
filmat merveilleux in digital de Darius Kondji, articol despre asta in indiewire
joi, 18 mai 2017
Avea 52 de ani. In Detroit unde era in turneu. Om vedea de ce. Pina atunci you know the name...
imi aduc aminte de ca de fiecare data cind e Cannes-ul moare cite un muzician important, nu ca ar avea vreo legatura. de data asta am aflat de Cornell de dimineata, in Bucuresti.
articol in The Guardian aici
update despre moarte pe pollstar
"life is gone with just a spin of the wheel"
luni, 15 mai 2017
Brillinat as the lead in SOUTHERN COMFORT (1981), still one of the best films unknown to audiences, great in Red Dawn, A Breed Apart, the father in Emerald Forest, Tombstone, U Turn, Nixon !
I saw him face to face at the Kevin Costner & Modern West concert in Bucharest, when they were filming here The Hatfields and McCoys.
His 1st major role was as Rev. Jim Jones in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie). Director: William A. Graham
More TV in Philip Marlowe: Private Eye (1983-1986), up to 24, Nashville, Deadwood, and last in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (via Avengers).
Bill Paxton died and I re-saw Frailty (2001) which he directed and Boothe is the FBI agent McConaughey tells his mad yarn. Then just last week when Rambo was on TV I was looking at Richard Creena's colonel Trautman and remembered Boothe's parodic take on the role in McGruber as colonel Faith !
Variety article here !
duminică, 14 mai 2017
vineri, 12 mai 2017
si performance-ul trupei
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