- The cinema of Paul Verhoeven has an incredible amount of stupidity, but it is never stupidity that isn’t in some way attached to smartness – Everyone is a critic, but more than that, everyone, I think, has a critic inside them–a person whose opinions they’ve unconsciously adopted as their own, someone who they agree with so deeply that they act as their representative in normal life. Not in a plagiarist sense, necessarily. More like a hero or an idol that they emulate in their opinions, consciously or unconsciously, that they use to strengthen their resolve in their opinions. They exist in every field, from politics to music to books: The people we refer to in our Twitter wars and masters’ theses and dinnertime fights.
- Fewer Sitcom Hits Could Mean More Smart Sitcoms – “These new shows aren’t just competing with each other,” one top TV agent says. “It’s now just as easy to click a button and watch an old episode of something else, or a new movie, as it is to watch a [network] series.” Older shows have a leg up: They’ve already gotten viewers hooked. Says the agent, “It’s such a wider canvas now, that if you don’t get those eyeballs immediately, there’s a chance you’ll never get them.”
- The drawings illustrate the moment before the ”cigarette burn” –
- Sampo-elokuvan 4K-restaurointi – SampoSampo / Sampo / The Day the Earth Froze (US) Neuvostoliitto/Suomi 1959. Tuotantoyhtiö: Mosfilm, Suomi Filmi. Tuottaja: G. Kuznetsov, Risto Orko. Ohjaus: Aleksandr Phtusko. Käsikirjoitus: Viktor Vitkovitsh, Grigori Jagdfelde – Kalevalan Sampo-runot (1835). Asiantuntijat: Väinö Kauko-nen, Kustaa
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 12.03.2014 – 15.03.2014
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 11.03.2014 – 12.03.2014
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 8.03.2014 – 10.03.2014
- Fargo-tv-sarjan teaserit – voisiko se olla edes teoriassa hyvä apua en tiedä
- Under the Skin: why did this chilling masterpiece take a decade? –
- Martin Scorsese haastattelussa: ”Tarkkailin gangstereita ikkunan takaa” – ”Kun kuva voi olla epäaito, se yleensä myös on sitä. Minä taas olen vanhanaikainen, gutenbergiläinen.”
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 23.02.2014 – 24.02.2014
- Emily Nussbaum: The Shallowness of “True Detective” – Don’t get me wrong: I love a nice bouncy rack. And if a show has something smart to say about sex, bring it on. But, after years of watching “Boardwalk Empire,” “Ray Donovan,” “House of Lies,” and so on, I’ve turned prickly, and tired of trying to be, in the novelist Gillian Flynn’s useful phrase, the Cool Girl: a good sport when something smells like macho nonsense. And, frankly, “True Detective” reeks of the stuff. The series, for all its good looks and its movie-star charisma, isn’t just using dorm-room deep talk as a come-on: it has fallen for its own sales pitch.
- Antti Lindqvist – Enter The Gonzo Dragon – Tämänkertainen merkintä on tosipohjainen kasaritoimintaeepos. Keskiöön nostetaan toimittajan veijarihuumori ja muuan unohdettu kung fu -seikkailu.
Miljöö on vuoden 1982 Cannesin elokuvafestivaali, jossa Lindqvist edusti Katso-lehteä. Matkalla syntyi myös gonzoreportaasi Suomen elokuvakerhojen liiton Projektio-lehteen (3/1982).
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Present Tense – So how about this? If comedy (as opposed to drama) is consumed more like popular music—as a series of moments, often enjoyed with friends, remembered fondly in a greatest-hits kind of way—then Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not the Billy Joel of television comedy, but the Elton John: a national treasure, still trying to surprise us.
Elokuvallisia huomioita maailmalta 7.02.2014 – 8.02.2014
- Downtown Los Angeles in film: ugly past, glorious future –
- Jay Leno’s Last ’Tonight Show’ and Lasting Legacy: Saving a Tear For the Third Act – He loved his monologue. He was absolutely a pushover with his guests. He had zero right angles. His safety guaranteed A-list stars, many who were wary of Letterman. Even when confronted with a situation where his disdain for contentious interviewing could have hurt him the most — e.g., having Hugh Grant on post-hooker incident — Leno hit it out of the park. It was his signature moment.
- Deep Inside Baz Luhrmann’s Creative Chaos (NYT Magazine) – Last fall, I proposed to Luhrmann that he give me a sense of what his life is like in the in-between time — the months of rebooting and reassessing, navel-gazing and nail-biting, that follow the birth of one film and precede the conception of another.
- The ’90s is a difficult era to accomplish on film in costumes –