joi, 17 mai 2018

Lucian Pintilie RIP

De ce trag Clopotele, Mitica ? imo cel mai bun film romanesc si cel care ne reprezinta cel mai bine isteria si prostia si miticismul.
S-a dus si Lucian Pintilie, avea 84 de ani. A fost interzis si silit sa plece din tara. A facut un film in Yugoslavia (Pavilionul nr. 6) si teatru la Paris si in America. S-a intors dupa 1989.
Filme- de la Duminica la ora 6 -1966 la Reconstituirea si apoi in anii '90 la Cannes cu Balanta,  O vară de neuitat si Prea Târziu. 
Trebuia sa mai moara cinva in timpul acestui Cannes (dupa Lois Lane si Tom Wolfe, the third man, our man in Cannes :(
Ultimul film, Niki și Flo, în 2003 si scurtul Tertium Non Datum in 2006.
articol/necrolog in  Screen Daily  
Image result for lucian pintilie fringhie, monser, de fringhie.
lasa-i sa moara prosti...asa am ramas.
Adio, maitre:(

miercuri, 16 mai 2018

Cannes 71 -day 16 :)

oh ye,

Top Gun' Turns 32

really ?

Every year, the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” ceremony turns the spotlight on a director of photography whose work has marked the history of world cinema. Since its inception in 2013 tribute has been paid to Philippe Rousselot (AFC, ASC), Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC, ASC) in 2014, Roger A. Deakins (BSC, ASC) in 2015, Peter Suschitzky (ASC) in 2016 and Christopher Doyle in 2017. 

In 2018, American photographer, filmmaker and director of photography Edward Lachman will receive the Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography during an exceptional ceremony at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

marți, 15 mai 2018

Cannes 71: Solo: A Star Wars Story

ok. gone Solo, at leat not in 3D, ouf,
the sneak peak of this edition ans the third Star Wars |I cath here, but this one 10 days before the wide release. So...
too much action and mambo jumbo and overlong (2h15) but still there is some sparkling (pas beaucoup tho) and some plot in it-Kasdans provided (with a McGuffin) .
2 movies will follow if this makes OK BO and it will.
Chewbacca is the coolest (wwokie), Woody Harrelson looks as french con with a mustache and windy hair, the Falcon rocks, and Lando is OK. Alden Ehrenreich grows during the film and has a nice smile. Emilia Clarke si the woman, and that\s tricky :) a lot of English accents and a scarred Paul Bettany. And a Clint Howard cameo.
stuff looks a alot like Mad Max on parts, and as it was 80 % reshot by Ron Howard.
music by John Powell, wall to wall, has its moments when it comes to the themes of John Willliams. very noisy.
Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Alden Ehrenreich, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke, and Joonas Suotamo in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Cannes 71: The House That Jack Built

or The House That Lars built \;0
Lars Von Trier is back on the Croisette with The House That Jack Built -another outrageous, cynical, radical, sardonic flick.
Also meta & auto-referential.
and epic (2h35)
should ve been in Competion imo.
but Festival people hated it, or is it the LVT ban (7 years since Melancholia) and nazi touch ?
see here 
tho i guess Genre people will love it. As it's narcissistic and nihillistic  and grand guignol and revolting, parfois operatic, parfois punk.
For many years I’ve made films about good women, now I did a film about an evil man."
Lars von Trier in The House That Jack Built (2018)
Matt Dillon is brilliant as Jack, career peak/best, and Bruno Ganz's voice can be heard from the dark for a long while until a moment when he appeaes himself. He is Verge aka Virgil, Jack's guide to Inferno (via the Wings of Desire by Wenders ?) and Matt Dillon really looks like Dante in the end, dressed in purple red. But he seeks not Baetrice but the essential pure art,l which of course he obtained by killing...he is an engineur who wants to be an architect and like Creasy:) his masterpice is death, or- deaths. many horrible deaths.
some references could be cultish-Non si sevizia un paperino ??? literally, 
some 2 pretentious-Gustave Dore, the Elysian fields, many paintings, art, liked the Sauternes analogy :) a lot of cultural holocaust anyway to be digested (or indigested moreso).
 sound design (bombastic) and soundtrack:
Sardonic Fame song by Bowie fills the air and space from time 2 time. But most importantly you'll never hear Hit the Road Jack the same way again ;)
(work in progress :)
The House That Jack Built (2018)