Sunday, October 30, 2005

Sunrise - A Song of Two Humans (1927)

I recently had a chance to see this silent-era classic film by F.W. Murnau on the big screen and I was amazed by it´s stunning quality. The direction of this film is almost perfect and I loved the fact that the story (even if the plot is a bit simple: the classic love triangle) is mainly told through visuals.
Murnau is able to create every kind of emotion during the picture: drama, comedy, joy, fear... And you definitly feel that words, and sound for that matter, are almost unnecessary.
The acting is almost flawless. George O´ Brien manages to transfigure himself throughout the story and Janet Gaynor (who looks a lot like Drew Barrymore) also puts on a very strong performance.
For a lot of reasons Nosferatu (1922) is my favorite Murnau film. But this amazing "song of two humans" left me dazzled by it´s beautiful and "ahead of it´s time" visuals.
Highly recomended if you are into silent films or if you plan to start checking them out.

Friday, October 28, 2005

butchered classic?

Saturday, October 01, 2005

I remember halloween

It´s October, the coolest month of the year. So let´s kick it off nicely...

Twitch has posted some amazing stuff the last few days, including the trailer for the new Takeshi Kitano film Takeshis and a review for the R1 release of Sex & Fury. Thanks to them for all the great asian cinema info.

I found another great site about italian movie posters. (the link directs you to the italian section of the site, which is the one that interested me the most, but as you will see there are other good sections as well)

Now, for a bit of comedy, check out this trailer of one of the scariest (or not) horror movies of all time.