Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fleur Magali - Time After Time (Eva Cassidy Cover)

Monday, June 03, 2013

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wonders of Cinema

Beeban Kidron shows us why it is important for all of us and especially the young to watch the great movies.
This one got me emotionally...

Here's the list of the movies that were shown in this TEDTalk:

- Miracle in Milan, Vittorio de Sica (1951)
- Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle (2008)
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra (1939)
- Hotel Rwanda, Terry George (2004)
- Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg (1993)
- To Sir, with Love, James Clavell (1967)
- Persepolis, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (2007)
- Jaws, Steven Spielberg (1975)
- The Diary of Anne Frank, George Stevens (1959)
- The Great Escape, John Sturgese (1963)
- Shoah, Claude Lanzmann (1985)
- Triumph of the Will, Leni Riefenstahl (1935)
- The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming (1939)
- Citizen Kane, Orson Welles (1941)
- Boyz n the Hood, John Singleton (1991)
- Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Ron Howard (1995)
- Ben Kingsley as Gandhi in Gandhi, Richard Attenborough (1982)
- Eve Harrington from All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950)
- Howard Beale from Network, Sidney Lumet (1976)
- Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz (1945)
- Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock (1954)

Monday, June 04, 2012

What movie made you cry?

Lynn Hirschberg interviews actors from the "Best Performances" portfolio asking the question: What Movie Made You Cry? There are several movies that made me cry or had me on the brink of tears (maybe not initially but in later years after rewatching them as an adult): Bambi, La Dolca Vita, E.T., La Strada, Cinema Paradiso, The Road...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Starship Troopers Film Analysis by Rob Ager

I like the film analyses by Rob Ager. He does very throrough explanations of themes, subtext and symbols in many great movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey or The Shining. This time he went to analyse Starship Troopers, which has over the years since its release garnered a big cult following where people admire the movie for its intelligent und subtle messages next to the more obvious bug slaughterfest that it was marketed as.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Steven Spielberg Watches the Oscar Nominations in 1976

This ia cool behind the scenes footage of Steven Spielberg as a young director watching in anticipation of his nomination for his directing on Jaws.

"... commercial blacklash" - Steven Spielberg.

Andrew Stanton on What Great Stories Are About

Andrew Stanton tells us the story on how he became a storyteller. He talks in front of the TED Audience and delievers a great on great storytelling and how he sees the important parts of it. One of the remarkable things he talks about is how they challenged the notion of what elements Cartoons/Animations had to have as an ingredient to be successful before Pixar came to the scene. It's a must see for everyone working on storytelling! Stanton is, as you know, a longtime succesful Pixar Animation writer and director, with credits such as Finding Nemo or Toy Story.