January 10, by cinemastubble Vagabond Director: Sandrine Bonnaire I first saw Vagabond years ago, when I was going through a dirty-on-purpose phase in college. As the years passed, I had forgotten some details of the film, but the sense of accutely-felt heartbreak and devastation has stuck with me. Seeing it again years later and after having come to appreciate the value of a good shave the film still resonates with me.
The Hollywood studio system, with its cartels of talent and its production code, is hanging strong, or so it would seem. Meanwhile, Warren Beatty wonders why his career isn't blooming after the success of his debut in Splendor in the Grass; Mike Nichols wonders if he still has a career after breaking up with Elaine May; and even though Sidney Poitier has just made history by becoming the first black Best Actor winner, he's still feeling completely cut off from opportunities other than the same "noble black man" role.
Cinema is Imagination. Tuesday, April 30, David Letterman hosted the Academy Awards, where the Best Picture prize was hotly contested between Robert Zemeckis's conservative ode to the second half of the 20th century Forrest Gump and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Free Essay: Akira Kurosawa and Robert Zemeckis “As the term suggests, an auteur is an author, someone whose aesthetic sensibilities and impact are most.
And a young actor named Dustin Hoffman struggles to find any work at all. By the Oscar ceremonies of the spring ofwhen In the Heat of the Night wins the Academy Award for Best Picture, a cultural revolution has hit Hollywood with the force of a tsunami.
The unprecedented violence and nihilism of fellow nominee Bonnie and Clyde has shocked old-guard reviewers but helped catapult Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway into counterculture stardom and made the movie one of the year's biggest box-office successes.
Just as unprecedented has been the run of nominee The Graduate, which launched first-time director Mike Nichols into a long and brilliant career in filmmaking, to say nothing of what it did for Dustin Hoffman, Simon and Garfunkel, and a generation of young people who knew that whatever their future was, it wasn't in plastics.
Sidney Poitier has reprised the noble-black-man role, brilliantly, not once but twice, in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and In the Heat of the Night, movies that showed in different ways both how far America had come on the subject of race in and how far it still had to go.
As we follow the progress of these five movies, we see an entire industry change and struggle and collapse and grow-we see careers made and ruined, studios born and destroyed, and the landscape of possibility altered beyond all recognition.
We see some outsized personalities staking the bets of their lives on a few films that became iconic works that defined the generation-and other outsized personalities making equally large wagers that didn't pan out at all.
The product of extraordinary and unprecedented access to the principals of all five films, married to twenty years' worth of insight covering the film industry and a bewitching storyteller's gift, Mark Harris's Pictures at a Revolution is a bravura accomplishment, and a work that feels iconic itself.Oct 09, · Seven Samurai The movie Seven Samurai directed by Akira Kurosawa is a story about a poor Japanese farming community during an era of civil unrest and feuding samurai warriors.
The samurai were the members of the military class, the Japanese warriors. , directed by Akira Kurosawa The first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, was based on this film as a primary influence.
But beyond that, this is another great film from Kurosawa, and another great release from the Criterion Collection. Jun 01, · The Angriest is a blog by award-winning Australian playwright and science fiction critic Grant Watson.
Current regular features on this blog include episode-by-episode rewatches of Star Trek, a weekly comic book review column called The Pull List, and occassional reviews of Akira Kurosawa's films in chronological order. You might also like to check out FictionMachine, which is where Grant .
I hope you know, I’m totally ripping this idea off. is a really good year for film, I need to get around to seeing the ones on your list I’ve missed so far, namely Attack and The Wrong Man. Likewise, Robert Zemeckis’ film Beowulf () features the titular hero asking the members of his comitatus to remember him “not as a king, or hero, but as a man, fallible and flawed”, a request which is diametrically opposed to the aims of both the original poem and the culture that produced it.
Feb 19, · s style in action.