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DR. STRANGELOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB – Review by Penelope Gilliatt

2017-11-16T15:25:17-08:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

The key of the brilliant comic tone of the film is in the title. What makes the picture so funny, terrifying and horribly believable is that everyone in the film really has learned to stop worrying, as smokers do about lung cancer after living with the statistics for a bit.

IMPORTANCE AND ULTIMATE FAILURE OF LAST TANGO IN PARIS

2017-11-12T18:38:19-08:00 November 12th, 2017|Categories: BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI, CINEMA|Tags: , |

Last Tango in Paris is an important film because of the way it deals with film history. By showing the inadequacy of and parodying two recent influential film styles, 1950s Hollywood and French New Wave, Bertolucci critiques and condemns the outmoded ideas and attitudes which informed these styles.

VITTORIO STORARO: MAESTRO OF LIGHT

2017-11-12T08:12:46-08:00 November 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: |

“To me, making a film is like resolving conflicts between light and dark, cold and warmth, blue and orange or other contrasting colors. There should be a sense of energy, or change of movement. A sense that time is going on — light becomes night, which reverts to morning. Life becomes death."