Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Ethopian Jazz

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

I have just recently been listening to some Ethiopian Jazz. What got me started on it was a Film called Broken Dreams starring Bill Murray. I do like old Bill. He has come a long way since his Ghost-busting days. Life Aquatic (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou) was one my all time favorite films that just grows on you the more you watch it. The first time I saw it i just thought it was weird. But every time I have seen it after that i think it is better and better. Broken Dreams is in a similar vein.

The story centers around the resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry (Julie Delpy). Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father and so begins his adventure into life’s that he could have led

I was drawn to the movie by an interview that was done on the radio. Mulatu Astatke who is shortly coming to London to play some concerts. Mulatu has been termed as the father of Ethiopian Jazz. I am still trying to get his latest recordings. As I suspect many more people will be doing also.

I did manage to find this on Amazon Ethio Jazz, Vol. 1

Carrying on..

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I thought I would post this here and try it out, it one of those inspirational life videos. (food for the mind) It probably should go to the film page later on.

Wow this is kind of cool

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

You Tube video of stunt pulled off at Grand Central Station by a group of over 200 pranksters. 207 New Yorkers walked into Grand Central Station, one of the busiest train stations in the world, and at exactly 2:30 PM, all froze in place. Talk about doing something different……!

Top favourite interesting movies

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Movies worth seeing again,

1. Pale Rider – Directed by Clint Eastwood
2. 2046 – Directed by Kar Wai Wong
3. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – Directed by Guy Ritchie
4. The Merchant of Venice – Directed by Michael Radford. With Al Pacino
5. So I Married an Axe Murderer – Mike Myers
6. Secrets and Lies – Mike Leigh
7. Do the Right thing – Spike Lee
9. Chromophobia – Martha Fiennes
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Michel Gondry

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In The Mood For Love

Monday, January 21st, 2008

In The Mood For Love [2000] is a film of such outstanding quality that it is difficult to know how to adequately describe it. In terms of cinematography, it is faultless, with the composition of each shot apparently considered equally as fine art. Each scene is constructed with an aesthetic so perfect as to be almost wounding. Having said that, this is a beautifully human film and visual impact is never allowed to overwhelm the narrative. The two principle characters are played with a subtlety and compassion echoed by and understood by the camera.

The alchemy of the achievement is completed by a beautiful soundtrack in which the setting resonates and that keeps the audience in touch with and enchanted by the humanity and tenderness expressed by the two protagonists. Overall the experience is breathtaking. It is hard to think of a better example of the art of filmmaking. A jewel. Absolutely wonderful.