There are a few who have not enjoyed this film, but Golden Globe winning The Help is a film with plenty of heart that captures a moment of time when things were not the best. I am talking of the 1950’s in the Southern states of America. I think the thing that puts people off is the setting concept. Films based on racism towards black people have been done many times (Mississippi Burning, Hairspray etc.), but in no way here does it bring anything down as it works effectively. The films touching characterisation and portrayal of just how cruel hearted some people can be can serve up a very entertaining movie.
To break away from my usual posts, here is some photography I have done over 13 months. I will make future posts like this so let’s have a look at some of the pictures. Some edited, some not. Be sure to click them to see their full size.
I have just been thinking about all the great films there is, and just how many of them are based on books. Most of the brilliant films that are adaptations of books are the older ones, 80’s and below. Just think of films such as The Godfather, The Silence of the Lambs, A Clockwork Orange, Psycho (1960, the Harry Potter franchise, Hugo, Frankenstein (1931), Jaws, Rope, while all of these are not masterpieces, they are great films. And there are plenty more where that came from.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
When people refer to 1970’s Sci-fi, they usually think Star Wars. In the same year as George Lucas’s box office smash, we had Close Encounters from Steven Spielberg. Here we see a great director implementing mechanisms that would be used in his later films like E.T and even in the new Super 8. It is clear now that Spielberg is an important director with such successful and well made films behind him. Close Encounters is a sci-fi film that has some brilliantly executed effects (for its time) on an adventure following America, and its encounter with extra-terrestrial life. Continue reading
What is it? This is the awards I am giving out to this years greatest films and giving them special honours. I will make a page showing the awards won by films and will do this every year from now on. Consider it a personal academy awards. Instead of making a favourites list, or an overview, I thought this would be more interesting. 2011 had a few great films, but 2012 looks more promising. Now let’s see what films impressed (and sucked) the most. To the nominees!
I wish a Happy New Year to my readers and friends out there! Here we are, another year in the 21st century, a time of technology, media and cinema. Well as a filmgoer, I have a few ‘resolutions’ that I would like to make and at the end of the year I will make a check list of that. So, here it is, things I plan to do next year is a film buff, nerd, or whatever you want to call it. Continue reading
A biopic on Margaret Thatcher…intriguing. It looks likepowerful first female priminister Maggie is getting a film, and who better playher than Meryll Streep? This shouldbe another good political drama like “J. edgar” and I will definitely go seethis.
It looks like DanielRadcliffe is going to get recognition in the future. Let uss hope in 10years-time he is not known as the Potter boy. Let us remove the label before itends up like Rowan Atkinson’s ‘Mr.Bean’ label. Anyway, this film will be a character-driven horror film, which Istill don’t know much about according to plot. I am enthusiastic about this oneas Radcliffe seems like a promising actor.
- Watch at least 280 Films
- Watch at least 160 New Films
- See at least 70 of the films that come out in 2012.
- Try and get a review published in a newspaper, article oran official film site.
- Discover and explore at least 10 new directors work.
- Make at least 5 short films in different genres being:Drama, Action, Comedy, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
- Enter a film competition
- Have over 200 followers on my blog.
- Gain 200 subscribers on Youtube
- Start writing a film related book
- Expand my dvd/blu-ray c0ollection to 200