Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In memoriam Bernd Eichinger

Der deutsche Filmproduzent Bernd Eichinger ist im Alter von 61 Jahren in Los Angeles gestorben. Er erlag beim Abendessen einem Herzinfarkt.

Bernd Eichinger, one of the most influential producers for the modern German film scene died in L.A. aged 61 of a sudden heart attack.

He reformed the German movie industry and led it to new success with movies that put entertainment again in front of message, away from the so called authors cinema of the 70's which mostly produced small movies for a intellectual minority. Eichinger understood that cinema needs artful adaptations of novels like Isabelle Allende's The House of the Spirits just as much as the quick entertainment thrill provided by the Resident Evil series.

We will miss him a lot.

Old teen...

Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him.
This has my Spider-Sense tingling, telling me it can't possibly get much more extraordinary than the age of this supposed teen.
Like really people, couldn't you have at least given him a clean shave if you insist on selling him as a teen?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Art comparison

Every single time I see this poster for Black Swan I feel like looking at a V for Vendetta escapee. Must be because Natalie Portman plays a lead in both, surely.

De vrais mensonges and Io sono l'amore are fine examples of implementing titles, how to and how not to.

I guess the more elderly among us will remember here Sierra's Gabriel Knight.
But isn't it amazing how popular shopping bags are within horror?
I'm tempted to say that they are the ultimate symbol for the fear of the unknown in today's society; who knows what evil lurks in the shopping bags of men?