Being teenager is hard - the feeling of being misunderstood by nagging parents, broken hearts, mean girl-friends. It is not easy being insecure. It is painful. You wish often you had superpowers and took revange for all those who were mean to you and didn't invite you to the party last Saturday...well this is where Twilight comes in play. See how it works
I went yesterday evening to see "Inception", the latest creation of Nolan. I must say I've had moderate expectations but I was curious because of the hype and those sublime words about "the best movie ever", "masterpiece", etc. The cinema was packed, tickets were sold out, ticket system went down, so show was delayed, but finally the movie began...
I let myself to be sucked into the film universe but as the movie finished I was spit out and left all alone wondering what was the ado about. I must say, it's well played and well done movie - the special effects are impressive but the deeper you go, the less you discover. Maybe 'Inception' was thought to remind of our subconsciesness: almost impossible to break through and see what's behind the walls...
I left the cinema with the feeling that there is something utterly wrong. How on earth can you call it a masterpiece? Don't get me wrong, I think it was a great movie, which delivered good entertainment but it isn't any significant different from plenty of flicks available out there.
As I walked home it struck me why the huge popularity. One thing 'Inception' does very good is depicting the state of humanity anno 2010. The chase after the watery pleasures of forgetfulness, living in oblivion and striving for being someone else - better person, have better body, work more, be healthier, be slimmer...you name it. The dreams are our oblivion. The dreams are where we can be whom we want to be. The dreams are where we escape from reality and the inevitable death. This is what attracts people - the 2,5 h. of dreaming of being able to do whatever we want and be whomever we want.It is slalom between reality and fiction at full speed, the common dream of the audience being awaken when we die. Life is a dream. Dream is a life.
It is exciting but when you leave the cinema, you leave alone, nothing was incepted. You don't have this feeling that something changed, that reality in a way was shaken.
I could help myself from comparing it to The Moon movie, which is telling the similar story, the difference is that it manages to plant a bug in your head that is drilling your brain and making you ask questions and wonder about the reality around...or Matrix. Movies that has power to influence minds and become cult.
Inception is cool and visually engaging but there is nothing cult about it cause it doesn't reach deep enough into its audience. Still, it is worth seeing for the sake of the ride you are going to be taken and not being able to tell a difference what's the dream and what's the reality.
I remember spending hours and neglecting school in favor of his words and magic universes they've created. Every his book was an awesome adventure.
Now, the great illustrator José Muñoz created the trailer for the book playing with high rough lines, sleepless Paris of the 50-ties and unforgettable Charlie. Result - the piece of cool. Let the pictures, words and music take you away.
3 years ago I wrote a post about Polish NON-COMMERCIAL artistic project called Sufferosa by Dawid Marcinkowski and yesterday I was contacted by him and he got great news - the project is finished. So get ready for amazing experience. Sufferrosa is a non-linear, interactive web-based movie, an experimental storytelling project combining cinema and the web. Film actors includes famous legends of the Polish film industry: Beata Tyszkiewicz, Ewa Szykulska and Ryszard Ronczewski and great soundtrack with the names as Sonic Youth, Glass Candy, Tarwater, Exploding Star Orchestra and many more.
Sufferrosa is a satire of cult of beauty and youth in the present-day world and frustrated woopies (Well-Off Older People) who spend their life savings on plastic surgery.
"You are never too old to become
younger" ( Mae West)
"You are never too old to become
younger" ( Mae West)
Sufferrosa is D. Marcinkowski's homage to
Jean Luc Godard’s movie 'Alphaville' (1965), W.J.Has's cult-movie 'Manuscript
found in Saragossa' (1965), American film noir and the French writer Vernon
I will not tell you more, just tune into Sufferosa universe and take on this interactive and amazing ride. Remember what happens in the movie depends entirely on the choices you make.
Society's obsession with video and online gaming has advanced to
the point that virtual environments are indistinguishable from physical
Good and interesting perspective how gaming and real life merge.The society of multiple choices. 'You decide' is just an illusion and you are left alone not knowing what to do with all those points you collected unless you move to the next level...play keep on going.Colectivo Planner
Great idea promotion for the upcoming movie Alice in Wonderland but not so cool executed after all...Shame but I am still looking forward to seeing the movie cause it looks magic :)
Trailer for the new movie about advertising - Lemonade. More than 70,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this Great Recession. Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives. It is uplifting and fantastic to see how they find their new call. It is also fascinating to hear how liberating for them was to lose the job and get time to eat, see family and "do things that matter".
Amazing 3D movie - Oceansize - created by 4 students of Supinfocom Arles in
2008, Romain Jouandeau, Adrien Chartie, Gilles Mazières and Fabien
You can check the official site for more stuffs and informations: oceansize-lefilm.com
Respect for the incredible work and atmosphere they've created.
"An important and provocative film that people who believe in democracy need to watch"
- Don Tapscott (Wikinomics)
Us Now is a documentary movie which follows the fate of Ebbsfleet United, a football club owned and run by its fans; Zopa, a bank in which everyone is the manager; and Couch Surfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes with strangers.
There are days when I like to talk a lot and end up having long monologues but compared to those guys I'm just a quiet girl. 50 greatest movie monologues are fantastic and inspirational. It is a must watch. You can read about the monologues and watch them here The 50 Greatest Movie Monologues
One of my favorite is from The Great Dictator by unforgettable Charlie Chaplin
"Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness."
I've just stumbled across the trailer for the new Tarantino movie - Inglorious Basterds. II WW and squad of Jewish soldiers equipped with big guns and clear mission - kill Nazis.
I like the trailer and look forward to seeing what vision on II WW Tarantino has come up with. I am pretty sure it is absurd, but ain't wars and violence absurd at their core...
Besides it's good to have a good laugh at Hitler - irony is the best way to describe the tragic reality.
Image via WikipediaWe are all born creative and play with crayons, that we forget to take with us into the adulthood. Some never let the crayons go. Those people are the characters of this fascinating documentary: Beautiful Losers.
"BEAUTIFUL LOSERS celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.
In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.
Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth. "
You can also visit Nike site with art-based workshops created for the film release. From Just Do It to Make Something From Nothing.
I hope it will inspire you during the weekend.