Παρασκευή, 25 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

Revelations

Είδος: Κωμωδία (Stand up Comedy)
Γλώσσα: Αγγλικά
Υπότιτλοι: Ελληνικά
Χρονολογία: 1993 , US
Σκηνοθεσία: -
Διάρκεια: 74'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0152183/
http://www.billhicks.com/



Outspoken genius disguised as a comedian., 5 April 2004

Author: Dan Keene (dankeene549@yahoo.com) from Spokane, WA

"Revelations" was my first Bill Hicks experience but unfortunately, one of his last performances. After viewing this video, Bill Hicks immediately became my favorite stand-up comedian. Probably because I share most of his views which were brilliantly expresses with his brutally hilarious humor. At times he gets a feverish intensity beyond typical humor and really makes you think about what he says whether you like it or not. What he said was more that just comedy club material, it had a meaning behind it. Maybe that's why, since his untimely death (cancer), he has been referenced and quoted by such people as the band Tool (on their 1996 "Aenima" album) and Author David Icke (in quite a few of his books). Half way through I started to wonder if this guy had any faith in humanity, but by the end his sincere closing remarks just might restore YOUR OWN faith in humanity.




http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/vW2hISZWCHc/

Σάββατο, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

12 Angry Men


Είδος: Ταινία
Γλώσσα: English
Υπότιτλοι: -
Χρονολογία: 1957, US
Σκηνοθεσία: Sindney Lummet

Διάρκεια: 96'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050083/ 

No Dissonance,

Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach
This film deserves to be on anyone's list of top films. My problem is that it is so perfect, so seamlessly polished, it is hard to appreciate the individual excellences.

The acting is top notch. I believe that monologue acting is quite a bit simpler than real reactive ensemble acting. Most of what we see today is monologues pretending to be conversations. But in this film, we have utter mastery of throwing emotions. Once the air becomes filled with human essence, it is hard to not get soaked ourselves as the camera moves through the thick atmosphere. Yes, there are slight differences in how each actor projects (Fonda internally, Balsam completely on his skin...) but the ensemble presents one vision to the audience.

The writing is snappy too. You can tell it was worked and worked and worried, going through several generations. It is easy to be mesmerized by this writing and acting, and miss the rare accomplishment of the camera-work. This camera is so fluid, you forget you are in one room. It moves from being a human observer, to being omniscient, to being a target. It is smart enough to seldom center on the element of most importance, so expands the field to all men.

This is very hard. Very hard, to make the camera human. So much easier to do what we see today -- acknowledge the machinery and jigger with it. Do we have a filmmaker today who could do this?

Ted's Evaluation -- 4 of 3: Every cineliterate person should experience this.























Παρασκευή, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

Δευτέρα, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

Η Έβδομη Σφραγίδα


Είδος: Ταινία
Γλώσσα: Σουηδικά
Υπότιτλοι: English
Χρονολογία: 1957, S
Σκηνοθεσία: Ingmar Bergman
Διάρκεια: 96'

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050976/ 

Antonius Block (Max Von Sydow), a knight, returns from a 10-year crusade with his squire, Jöns (Gunnar Björnstrand), to find his homeland ravaged by the plague. When the black-cloaked figure of Death (Bengt Ekerot) appears to claim them, Block, whose war experiences have left him cynical about the existence of God and the afterlife, challenges Death to a game of chess to stall for time and gain some insight into the meaning of life before passing on. The game is intermittently paused and resumed during the journey home while Block and Jöns meet several traveling companions, including a mute girl (Gunnel Lindblom) whom they save from a bandit, and a family of poor traveling players--Jof, a gentle visionary (Nils Poppe); his wife, Mia (Bibi Andersson); and their infant daughter. Block witnesses much suffering and anguish along the way (an encounter with a woman accused of witchcraft who is about to be burned at the stake is especially jarring) but also finds evidence of human kindness and love, prompting him to realize that even a single gesture of goodwill might make the long struggle of his existence worthwhile. The title of Ingmar Bergman's highly acclaimed allegorical film stems from the Book of Revelation.


Για μια ανάλυση της ταινίας όποιος γνωρίζει αγγλικά μπορεί να δει εδώ και εδώ. Υπάρχουν αρκετοί ιστότοποι που προσφέρουν αναλύσεις πάνω σ' αυτό το πραγματικό διαμάντι. Σίγουρα μία από τις καλύτερες ταινίες όλων των "εποχών".






















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