Post by Her 69 Eyes on Jan 11, 2010 20:13:34 GMT -5
I was pretty shocked to hear the news. The creative differences with Raimi had been highly publicized, particularly in the last couple of days, but to START OVER a well developed franchise and recast the parts? We now have Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008), Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man (2012). Ridiculous.
In much more depressing news, Eric Rohmer died today. He was one of the founders of the French New Wave (the editor of Cahiers du Cinema, in fact).
Also, in APPALLING news, the WGA nominated Avatar for their Best Original Screenplay award. Say what you will about the movie, but I have yet to hear a convincing argument that defends the writing of the film. Terribly unoriginal, awful dialogue, hilariously underdeveloped characters. The running joke in my family over Christmas was Michelle Rodriguez's character was in the film - she serves absolutely no purpose until Cameron writes himself into a corner and needs to use her to get him out of a pickle.
* (500) Days of Summer (Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber) * Avatar (James Cameron) * The Hangover (Jon Lucas, Scott Moore) * The Hurt Locker (Mark Boal) * A Serious Man (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)
Quite the bizarre field. I expect (500) Days of Summer, The Hurt Locker, and A Serious Man to be up for the Academy Award, but The Hangover came to life only because of the acting. The script, in all of it's racist, chauvinist glory, was hardly anything i'd consider worth praising.
Post by Her 69 Eyes on Jan 11, 2010 20:36:22 GMT -5
Oh, and the other great movie news article this week -
Stuart Townsend was fired from Thor after showing up six hours late to the first screen test. This was also the guy that was originally set to play Aragorn in Lord of the Rings and was fired a few days before filming. Press releases said he was "too young", although word is (apparently from Sean Astin's book, which I have not read), that Townsend was a primadonna and fought with Peter Jackson. Rumors are that he showed up on set coked out, too. Jackson fired him because he was sick of his shit.
Post by ALIAS/JAMIE on Jan 13, 2010 15:01:17 GMT -5
Did you get to see White Ribbon yet Eric?
I'm going to guess you've seen Hunger? Well worth a watch if not, easily in the top 10 films i've ever seen. Equally brutal and beautiful. The last third had me in the most uncomfortable state i've been during a film ever. My stomach flipped and my whole body went cold, started shaking and probably turned as white as my pillow.
Post by Her 69 Eyes on Jan 13, 2010 19:35:51 GMT -5
I've yet to see Hunger, shamefully, but thanks for adding to my insurmountable expectations! It never had a proper release in the States - really limited theatrical run and it's been available on DVD but only for rent at Blockbuster. I'll finally get to see it next month, however, as Criterion is releasing it. Fassbender blew me away in Fish Tank and Basterds, so I can't wait!
I really loved The White Ribbon. It disturbed me to such an extent that I couldn't sleep that night. Incredibly written, cast, and shot - it's allegory about the National Socialist party is a bit hamfisted, but more than effective. Posted a review at my blog last week, link is in my sig!
Post by Her 69 Eyes on Jan 14, 2010 18:25:41 GMT -5
Godard is the obvious starting point, although he doesn't do a whole lot for me. "Breathless" is arguably the most important film of the movement, so that'd be a good place to start if you're coming into the period with purely historical interests.
Cleo from 5 to 7 is the starting point i'd recommend anyone (it's very accessible), and if you're in for a mindfuck Last Year at Marienbad is an incredible viewing experience.
Super pissed I missed Fish Tank and sad that we don't get anything resembling Criterion Collection's over here.
Have you looked into Masters of Cinema? I haven't seen most of their titles, although a few overlap with Criterion - they seem to be, atleast from what i've explored, the closest thing you'd have to the sort of prized arthouse DVD label that Criterion is .
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