duminică, 18 februarie 2018

BAFTA 71 now !

The 71th edition of the British Film Awards now live from the Royal Albert HAll on the facebook channel of BAFTA !
here:
or
https://www.facebook.com/bafta/videos/10155412129829010/
that was the live streaming
the ceremony here
http://www.freeintertv.com/view/id-2209
BAFTA trophies

the nominations here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71st_British_Academy_Film_Awards

One highlight of the evening is sure to be Ridley Scott receiving the BAFTA Fellowship, a  lifetime achievement award, presented by BAFTA patron Prince William.

The awards here
comments in Variety here
The shape was beaten by the Billboards  :( all about "Time's Up"!
But the directing award went to Del Toro. Congrats, Guillermo !
see ya at the Oscars !

vineri, 16 februarie 2018

Images (1972)

Nu stiu cum de mi-a scapat acest film obscur si singular al lui Robert Altman, IMAGES.
Credeam ca l-am vazut dsi tin minte ca a fost considerat pierdut negativul si am ajuns acum la el dupa ce am recuperat The Killing of Sister George via Susannah York. Ea a scris cartea pentru copii din care citeaza in film, un psychothriller despre o scriitoare schizofrena-York, care a luat pentru rol premiul pentru cea mai buna actrita la festivalul de la Cannes in 1972.
Colaboratorii sai la film sunt impecabili, Vilmos Zsigmond la imagine (in Panavision superb) , Graeme Cifford -montaj,  scenograful lui Altman, Leon Ericksen si John Williams compozitorul muzicii (nominalizata la Oscar). Rezulta un film cel putin ciudat cu un sound design strident facut de percutionistul japonez Stomu Yamashta (care a facut score-ul la The Man Who Fell to Earth). Muzica si sound designul, creepy (o gasiti aici) plus zoom-urile lui Zsigmond, locatia irlandeza, creaza atmosfera suficienta pentru un curio film cult in cinci personaje-actorii au numele reale in film dar incurcate intre ele la fel ca si Cathryn/Susannah-Cathryn Harrison, alter-ego si barbatii--Marcel Bozzuffi -Rene, Rene Auberjonois-Hugh, Hugh Miliais-Marcel.
pt clues v. si puzzle-ul cu uniconi din cartea cu povesti. Inspiaratia majora a lui Altman la film este Persona (1966) lui Bergman.
cred ca filmul creste in vizionari repetate si sigur pe ecran mare !
3 stele din 5 6  din 10 !
Images (1972)
dvd din 2003 la MGM cu extras- documentar Imagining 'Images' de 25 de min despre productie.
intreg filmul se gseste pe youtube aici

un soi de trailer:

miercuri, 14 februarie 2018

Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1971)

¡Viva la muerte... tua! (original title) sau titlul american cu double entendeur
Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1971)
Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave si revolutia mexicana ~~o comedie western de Duccio Tessari (Zorro), in care regalul este Eli Wallach, bandistul mexican Max Oyola, un riff direct la rolul lui Tuco dn The Good The Bad and the Ugly !¡Viva la muerte... tua! (1971)

sâmbătă, 10 februarie 2018

Johann Johannsson RIP

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Icelandic composer of Denis Villeneuve films (Arrival, Sicario, Prisoners) found dead in Berlin at 48. He ws nominated for Oscar for “The Theory of Everything” and won the Golden Globe. for that film. A second Oscar nomination for 2015’s “Sicario” and Golden Globe (8th place on my soundtrack top of that year and the film in my top ten), BAFTA and Grammy nominations for for “Arrival” in 2016. Last scores, Mandy by Pan Cosmatos and Mary Magdalene by Garth Davis (Lion). He was a musician in his own right before that. He was supposed to score Blade Runner 2049 but was replaced by Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfish (in my top ten soundtracks of 2017) for "creative differences".
RIP.
It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend Jóhann. We have lost one of the most talented and brilliant people who we had the privilege of knowing and working with. May his music continue to inspire us.
– Redbird Music Management