Kabali

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Thalaivar made me to come back here to visit my won page after 2 years. Thanks to him. Seen Kabali on 25th July. Never ending fever in some parts of the nation as well as in overseas in this July is none other than is Kabali i think.  No reviews about the film. Because it has been done, enough.  Hype is different from Emotion. Thalaivar did what he wants.. Hats off to him. And congratulations to Ranjith to treat as Kabali as Kabali not as Superstar.

 

 

Shawshank Redemption

Shawshank

After a long long time i have seen this film in my life.. I heard this movie is a master piece, Today i felt the way..

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers: Stephen King

I want to share some of its wonderful dialogues i loved:

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” 

“…there’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.”

Red: Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.

Andy: Hope is good thing, may be the best of things and no good thing ever dies.

Read a nice analysis on this movie and i would like to share it here as a link.

 http://screenplayhowto.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/The-Shawshank-Redemption-Screenplay-Analysis.pdf 

The Artist

The movie simply takes us to the silent era of the Movie world in a great way of presentation. So when it comes to Silent Cinema every thing you got to express in every possible way. So its purely performance oriented depend’s on the Artists. So every one have to react or overwhelm something to express.. so it was a wonderful creative job. I thank this movie so that i came to know the significance  of the classics and the way they worked it out.

  • Coming to the movie “The Artist” I am impressed by the by the Hero who performed as A King of Scilent Movies.. no words to express his perfomance.. Jean Dujardin (won Oscar for 2011 Best Actor )
  • Lady leading Bérénice Bejo pair of this movie also had made a good performance not less than her leading Hero.  The Dance part was excellent.  Every one had given their best out of so much hard work.
  • The Movie deserve’s a very good platform of  a love story in a subtle manner. A good thought of using the silent cinema and they succeed. Congrats to The Artist and Michel Hazanavicius the Director and Writer.

Oscars 2012: The Artist’s win is a glorious fluke.. I also Agree with this..

Here i got some interesting Triva from IMDB.

  • The movie was shot in the 1.33:1 “Academy ratio,” just as in silent-film days, since director-writer Michel Hazanavicius considered it ‘perfect for actors’ because it gives them ‘a presence, a power, a strength. They occupy all the space of the screen.’
  • There is not a single ‘zoom shot’ in the entire movie because Zoom technology did not exist in the movie’s time period.
  • On BAFTA 2012 Red Carpet, Jean Dujardin said in an interview that the movie was shot in just 35 days.
  • The role of Jack the dog was actually played by three matching Jack Russell Terriers: Uggie; Dash; and Dude, although The lead dog Uggie did the majority of scenes. All three dogs were colored before the filming began, made to look more alike.
  • Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo rehearsed the climactic dance sequence for five months, practicing almost every day in the same studio that Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly used to rehearse for Singin’ in the Rain. “It was really hard,” remembers Bejo, “and even now when I look at the movie I can’t believe how fast we’re doing it. Sometimes it’s like my feet still hurt.”

Midnight in Paris

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Midnight in Paris, seeing this movie i felt humans have a great room for imagination. Such a beautiful writing from Woody Allen.

I love Paris and the Art forms but after seeing this movie i got some idea about the city and the creators, which i felt happy to know from this movie. The movie is brilliant in describing about various centuries of Art works, creators and the thought behavior of the people.

The challenging part of this movie is casting, the world most famous people like picaso and so many other great Artist’s appearing in the film. This film occupied me.   

A Separation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Movie tells an ordinary day today behavior of humans in a extraordinary way. I am impressed by those three main characters, the way it was designed. The first shot of scanning the passport of characters was very interesting.

Es specially the little school girl has enough strong kind of behavior as if in real. The movie is very simple and beautiful like any other Iranian movie. But for first time i came across this man  the Director: Asghar Farhadi. I think this man is so strong in his Characters rather than the Story line.

The last shot of the climax left us were the real world exist, It was an awesome way to end the movie.

Three Colors: Red, White, Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HI i must want to share this movie squeal. This squeal made a big impact on me before 8years still i am a slammed by this Three Colors by Krzysztof Kieslowski a master. I was stunned by the idea for a shot, using the colors towards the script. (RED:Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations. BLUE: Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 7 nominations) Film makers and movie buffs have to check it out.

Bal (Honey)

This Movie bal (2010 Turkish movie) is sweeter than the honey. I can to know some other way to approach or a way to lead a story in a much powerful manner. The very first shot of the movie is very lengthy nearly 3.40min long and the frame is Nailed.

I was fantasied many times by a Rock Solid Nailed Frames which force to keep a ton kilos of feelings on your head to pursue  it. But i found difficult towards the end of the film. When  i cane to know  the meaning of the last shot  and i realize why he sleeps in the forest under the tree.

The cinematography is brilliant in filming the Landscapes, Forest, People, Children in the school all of them were framed brilliant.

Sound of the movie: the Sound engineer has played a brilliant role. Most of the time you will be dissolved in to the shot by the minute ambiance sound which will tune you inside.

There are some beautiful shots we cant understand what the director wants to really convey us. The director beautifully partitioned the house and the working place of the boy’s father. He connects the locations in its beauty to support the script. To do a movie in this kind of shape, is like we have to be  driven from the heart not from the systematic paper work.

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu 

Writers: Semih Kaplanoglu, Orçun Köksal

 Awards: Golden Bear award, Best Director and Best Cinematography at the 23rd European Film Awards

 Turkey’s official candidate for the Best Foreign Film Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards but it didn’t make the final shortlist.

Shutter Island -by Martin Scorsese

Cant believe such a film exist.

The film is an Quest about Existence ! Great movie to share it..  Adorable performance by Leonardo Dicaprio.

The movie scares me a lot than that of a Devil movie.. i bet that you all feel this we saw this movie.. The screenplay of the movie is HELL -Brilliant! This movie is a tough fight.

Hats off to Director: Martin Scorsese Writers: Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)

The cinematography is well supported the script as if it threatens the audience as the mind set of characters.

The Location of this movie is brilliant. The first scene in the Ship reveals the mist was beautiful.

Totally a mind blowing movie deals with a strange subject called Existence as subject..

I read this interesting kind of interpretation:

Shutter Island, Shutyer Mouth

Written by Randal Stevens

SPOILER ALERT: The following blog contains extensive spoilers about the book and film Shutter Island, including the ending.

This week saw the DVD and Blu-ray release of Martin Scorsese’s latest feature, Shutter Island. My roommate, who, like me, is a huge Scorsese fan, got it on Netflix this week and saw it for the first time. If you haven’t seen it already, you should do so immediately and you should do so without first consulting what the critics have to say about it (if you haven’t done so already). With a Top Critics score of only 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, Shutter Island is the most lukewarmly received Scorsese feature since Kundun back in 1997 (67%). Upon its theatrical release in February, critics decried the film for being too long, crafting creepiness but not tension, looking good but feeling shallow and above all else, a predictable and thus ineffective ending. In my opinion, all those critiques fit into one of two categories of nonsense: the less likely nonsense, in which the critic just wants to be contrarian to raise their own profile; or, the more likely nonsense, in which the critic is gripping onto Andre Bazin’s auteur theory. That is to say, I think many of the critics who are poo-pooing the greatest director in history seem to think the director should be more important than the genre he or she is serving. When the B-horror, noir and thriller archetypes rang loud and clear throughout the 138-minute running time more so than Scorsese’s voice, they declared it illegitimate. Bullshit.

But I digress. I want to focus on the most polarizing plot point of the entire film for this blog: the twist ending. The twist ending comes when it’s revealed that Federal Marshal Teddy Daniels is actually Andrew Laeddis, a patient at the mental institution on Shutter Island who has been involved in an elaborate role-playing experiment during which his doctors hoped he would deduce his own guilt in the murder of his wife, whom he killed after coming home and finding she had murdered their three children. Many people complained that the twist was predictable and therefore, the entire experience had been a waste. That’s straight up bullshit. For one thing, the endings to more than half the films you’ll see out there are predictable, but the power of the film does not rest in how surprising the ending is, but how much it makes sense in conjunction with the material that came before it. For another, it also depends on how much you’ve enjoyed the ride it took to get to that ending and with Scorsese responsible for calling the shots (and may I add, beautifully photographed shots courtesy of Robert Richardson) how bad of a ride can it really be?

But once again, I digress. I would argue that the revelation at the end of Shutter Island is not so much a twist ending as much as a logical progression (or revelation, if you will) of the narrative and that the twist actually comes during this exchange Teddy/Andrew has with his partner/doctor, Chuck Aule/Dr. Sheehan after Teddy/Andrew has realized and acknowledged what he’s done:

Teddy: So what’s our next move?

Chuck: You tell me.

Teddy: I gotta get off this rock, Chuck. Get back to the mainland. Whatever the hell’s going on here, it’s bad. Don’t worry partner, they’re not gonna catch us.

Chuck: That’s right. We’re too smart for ’em.

Teddy: Yeah, we are, aren’t we? You know, this place makes me wonder.

Chuck: Yeah? What’s that boss?

Teddy: Which would be worse – to live as a monster or to die as a good man?

I italicized the last line to indicate where I think the twist comes into play. You see, in the book, that line is nowhere to be found; it’s entirely an addition from screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis. “Well, why does that matter?” you may be saying. Well, it really doesn’t, I suppose, except that it gives the film an entirely different resolution than the book has.

For the most part, the film is almost a carbon copy of the book with one exception: the story ends with Chuck saying, “We’re too smart for ’em,” Teddy agreeing and then being approached by an orderly with a lobotomy pick wrapped in a towel. With that ending, it would seem to apply that Teddy has not accepted what he’s done and is still in extensive denial. However, in the film, Teddy adds that extra line and gives quite a furtive glance to Chuck in the process. To me, the comment and the glance imply that Teddy has indeed realized and accepted what he’s done. He does not, however, want to live with knowing what he’s done. Teddy does not revert back to his denial form because he’s still crazy, but because he wants to be lobotomized and therefore be unable to remember what he did to his wife and what his wife did to his children. He’d rather die – in this sense, figuratively – a good man trying to atone for what he did, than live as something that’s worse than a murderer – a murderer in denial of his crime. This is a twist to me, though admittedly, it’s less an earth-shattering “He was dead the whole time!” twist than it is a subtle “Theo got shot in the gut” twist fromChildren of Men.

Some of you may disagree that this is a twist and that’s okay. What’s important isn’t whether you consider Teddy’s line to be or twist or not; what’s important is that with one simple line, screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (I just realized how similar Laeta is to Laeddis) managed, with just one simple line, to add an entirely new dimension to theShutter Island adaptation. See kids? Not every screenplay has to be The Usual Suspects. (Though if you ask me, The Usual Suspects is worth only one viewing).

Katyn

Katyn (2007)   Recently saw the movie “Katyan”

The film is portrayed in a war backdrop were USSR occupied the Poland.

This below synopsis i got it from IMDB:

On 17 September 1939, a group of Polish officers and soldiers are imprisoned by the Soviet Army on the border of Poland. Anna and her daughter Nika travel from Krakow to meet her husband and officer Andrzej and they try to convince him to leave the soldiers and escape back home. However, Andrzej refuses to leave the troop and is deported to USSR. Later the Soviet tells that the Polish officers had been massacred by the Germans in the Katyn Forest with a shot on the back of the neck. However Anna retrieves Andrzej’s diary and discloses that the soldiers had been actually murdered by the Soviet Army.

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I am very impressed on the story telling with out any busyness, but the content stays in you by the affected people and their day to day living conditions.

Some of the Shocking real facts were..

The number of victims is estimated at about 22,000, with a lower bound of confirmed dead of 21,768.[1] According to Soviet documents declassified in 1990, 21,857 Polish internees and prisoners were executed after 3 April 1940: 14,552 prisoners of war (most or all of them from the three camps) and 7,305 prisoners in western parts of the Belarusian and Ukrainian SSRs.[27][b] Of them 4,421 were from Kozelsk, 3,820 from Starobelsk, 6,311 from Ostashkov, and 7,305 from Belarusian and Ukrainian prisons.[27][b] Head of the NKVD POW department, Maj. General P.K. Soprunenko, organized “selections” of Polish officers to be massacred at Katyn and elsewhere.[28]

The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre (Polish: zbrodnia katyńska, mord katyński, ‘Katyń crime’; Russian: Катынский расстрел Katynskij ra’sstrel ‘Katyn shooting’), was a mass execution of Polish nationals carried out by the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD), the Soviet secret police, in April and May 1940. The massacre was prompted by Lavrentiy Beria’s proposal to execute all members of the Polish Officer Corps, dated 5 March 1940. This official document was approved and signed by the Soviet Politburo, including its leader, Joseph Stalin. The number of victims is estimated at about 22,000, with 21,768 being a lower bound.[1] The victims were murdered in the Katyn Forest in Russia, the Kalinin and Kharkiv prisons and elsewhere. Of the total killed, about 8,000 were officers taken prisoner during the 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland, another 6,000 were police officers, with the rest being Polish intelligentsia arrested for allegedly being “intelligence agents, gendarmes, landowners, saboteurs, factory owners, lawyers, officials and priests.”[1]

Atonement

 

Director: Joe Wright
Writer :Ian McEwan (novel)
Christopher Hampton (screenplay)

First thing i am DISTURBED by the type rating rhythm in this movie. I am surprised and thrilled about the screenplay of this movie. And i got mad of some shots that he made us to wait and see.. the performance of the actors are really good. i like the sister character very much. The Mise-en-scène shot made at the end is brilliant.. I am impressed about the music which is used for every sequences.. then i also searched for his previous movie Pride and Prejudice. which is also excellent! lot to write about his film.. i have to see once again his film because its almost a long time now so i have to recall it.. so i will edit this post again..