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.
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?
"When someone doesn't show up, the people who wait sometimes tell stories about what might have happened and come to half believe the desertion, the abduction, the accident. Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don't--and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown. Perhaps fantasy is what you fill up maps with rather than saying that they too contain the unknown."— Rebecca Solnit