Movies Silently, after success with previous themed blogathons, is holding another in November based around the theme of fairy tales. Anyone who is familiar with my film research specialisms knows that I am particularly fond of fantasy and fairy tales. My university dissertation for instance was focused on the influence that fairy tales had upon German Expressionist literature, art, and film.
The blogathon is simple. Film fans all over the world have nominated themselves for a particularly film or TV show that is based on a particularly fairy tale (no matter how loosely it has adapted it), and I have chosen two favourites of mine: Beauty and the Beast (1991), and the TV showOnce Upon A Time (2011-)…
Gerald: [Gerald is seated at a computer at Job Club accessing data while Gaz and the others are talking and playing cards and not filling out requested forms] Button it, you lot. Some of us are trying to get a job. Ey! And it says “No Smoking” in here!
Gaz: Aye, and it says “Job Club” up there. When was the last time you saw one of them fuckin’ walk in? You forget, Gerald, you’re not our foreman anymore. You’re just like the rest of us: scrap.
Gerald: Shut it! Right?
Portsmouth’s iconic and independent No.6 cinema returns after a well deserved Summer break, bigger and better then ever for the new year! With an upcoming selection of world cinema masterpieces, art house gems, British comedies, and family favourites, there is something for everyone in the new programme.
Perhaps the most exciting event that No.6 has to offer this season, is a talk with world renowned film critic Mark Kermode. He will be presenting his stage show Hatchet Job – Love Movies, Hate Critics, to a sold out audience of cinephiles, film students, and budding film buffs! Tickets for this event sold out within a few short weeks, and it is undoubtedly the event that film fans all over Portsmouth are talking about……
Guido: I forgot to tell you.
Dora: Go ahead.
Guido: You can’t imagine how much I feel like making love to you. But I’ll never tell anyone, especially not you. They’d have to torture me to make me say it.
Dora: Say what?
Guido: That I want to make love to you – not just once, but over and over again! But I’ll never tell you that. I’d have to be crazy to tell you. I’d even make love to you now… right here for the rest of my life.
Following their 2012 list of the best films of all time, British academic film magazine Sight and Sound have released the list of best documentaries of all time as chosen by critics, film programmers, and film directors. Only the top 50 have been released so far, with the full list being revealed in both the September issue of Sight and Sound, and online on 14th August 2014.
There is a very…
Empire recently released yet another bucket list (following their 500 greatest films of all time from about 5 years ago), and this one was chosen by the readers of the magazine. Now I know the magazine is targeted at a mainstream audience with a diverse range of tastes, and it’s about films that the public love, (and we all have different opinions on what makes a film great or likeable), but I find it very hard to agree with the majority of films on this list. Many of the films for instance, have been very recently released, and it does bother me (though it probably shouldn’t), that a film can be considered as one of the best films of all time just after it has been released. Films that tend to talked about and appreciated at the time of their release, but then forgotten a year or two down the line. Some films, like Frozen, are probably the exception, because Frozen is a truly great movie.The Grand Budapest Hotel and Iron Man 3 however are very recent movies. Now I thought Iron Man 3 was an awful, awful film, and admittedly find it very hard to see why it made the list.
Nevertheless, I am open to watching any film, and I make it my mission to see as many films as possible from a diverse range of genres and target audiences so that I can understand film in its many forms. For that reason, I have turned Empire’s 301 Greatest Movies of all Time list into another bucket list to complete. I’ve seen a fair amount of films on the list already, so here’s to seeing the rest of them.
[x] 1) Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
[x] 2) The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
[x] 3) The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
 4) The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
[x] 5) Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
[x] 6) Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)…..
Elliot: [solemnly] Stay…
E.T.: [puts his finger to his glowing heart] Ouch.
Elliot: [mimics the same action, tearfully] Ouch.
E.T.: [E.T. and Elliot embrace each other, then E.T. puts his glowing finger to Elliot’s forehead] I’ll… be… right… here.
Elliot: [tearfully] … bye.
Fred: I’m not afraid of the megabeast!
Young Elizabeth: I’m not either, when she comes in here we’ll make her eat up all this mud!
Fred: Yeah… and then we’ll cut her head off…
Young Elizabeth: with scissors…
Fred: Yeah… and then we’ll make her eat it
Young Elizabeth: …make her eat her own head… with what?
Fred: Oh yeah, well I’ll eat her head then.
Young Elizabeth: And I’ll eat the rest of her!
Fred: Yeah! And then we’ll get up and poo her all over the table cause we’re not afraid of anything
Fred & Young Elizabeth together: yeah, yeah YEAH!