Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

PAPRIKA – A Film by Satoshi Kon

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

SATOSHI KON
(director)

Born on October 12, 1963 in Hokkaido, Satoshi Kon went to Musashino Art University and studied Visual Communication Design. While at the University, he made his debut as a comic artist at Young Magazine (published by Kodansha, Japan). His detailed illustration and composition became highly regarded, and he went on to work on Kaikisen (Regression Line) and World Apartment Horror. His work includes: Rojin Z, as a background artist; Run, Meros as a layout artist; Patlabor 2 as a background and layout artist, and Memories as a background and layout artist and screenwriter. His unique composition where everything within the frame is clearly defined and cleverly laid out attracted the industry’s attention. In 1998, he made his directorial debut with Perfect Blue which gained him international attention. 2002 saw the release of his second film Millennium Actress and in 2003, Tokyo Godfathers debuted. All of his feature films have been screened at the top international film festivals around the world. In 2004, he directed his first television series, Paranoia Agent. Paprika is his latest anime feature.

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Amir Bazrafshan dives in to the Fountain

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Living in France has its obvious drawbacks; no HP sauce, marmite or proper chips. However, I did recently enjoy one of the advantages to being on this side of the Channel; watching Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain a full 5 weeks before its release in the UK.After wrapping on ‘Requiem for a Dream’, filmmaker Aronofsky narrowed his eyes and focused on what he has described as his “dream film”. The Fountain, epic in scope, deals with themes such as love, death and immortality and is, at its core, a love story that spans 1000 years.

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BritFilms.tv – Short Film Channel

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Britfilms TV is the UK’s best user generated content site. All of the films seen here are from the people that use the site. Also check out the bang channels to see the best from the last 3 years of the bang short film festival! If you want to see your film here, then go to the submissions section and send us your film. So, what you waiting for go, shoo – go!!

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Robert Brownjohn – History and Biography

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Graphic Designer (1925-1970)

Combining audacious imagery with ingenious typography, illustration and found objects, ROBERT BROWNJOHN (1925-1970) was among the most innovative graphic designers in 1950s New York and 1960s London, where he designed titles for James Bond films, graphics for the Robert Fraser Gallery and artwork for the Rolling Stones.

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Michel Gondry

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

PIXELSURGEON INTERVIEW:

The Science of Sleep is a whimsical trip into a cut-and-paste wonderland fashioned from cardboard tubes, cellophane, and imagination, written and directed by Michel Gondry, the boundlessly inventive creator of award-winning films, videos and commercials.

French-born Gondry is a former drummer whose music video career began by directing films for the French rock band Oui Oui. The look of those videos caught the eye of Björk, who asked him to direct Human Behaviour. He then went on to create music videos for The White Stripes, Daft Punk and Radiohead.

His first film, Human Nature garnered mixed reviews, but his second movie, the acclaimed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind brought him international recognition. The Science of Sleep is his third film.
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Windows on Michel Gondry

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Article – The Guardian

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director may only have four feature films to his credit, but there’s a rich seam of shorter work to be dug up from the web.

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Monkey business – about Michel Gondry

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Björk, Kylie, the White Stripes, Levi’s, Smirnoff… Michel Gondry’s groundbreaking ads and videos worked miracles for them all. Now he’s teamed up with Charlie Kaufman for his movie debut. Steve Rose reports
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The Science of Sleep – A Michel Gondry Film

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

“The Science of Sleep”, a playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Gael García Bernal), an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life.

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Iraq in Fragments

Thursday, January 18th, 2007
Iraq in Fragments, Dir James Longley, US 2006
19 Jan 2007 – 18 Feb 2007

 

Triple Award Winner at 2006 Sundance Film Festival: Best Directing, Editing and Cinematography (Documentary)

“A fascinating glimpse of an Iraq the mass media never shows us, the movie is a quiet revelation.” Newsweek

Screening with a new short from writer Hanif Kureishi, Weddings and Beheadings (Dir Amir Jamal, UK 2007, 10 mins)

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FILM: GHOSTS – Modern slaves without a ghost of a chance

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

New film about the Morecambe Bay cockling disaster highlights the problem of the three million illegal migrant workers who are ignored by our Government.

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/film/2007/01/modern_slaves_without_a_ghost.html