Went to see Korean film The Handmaiden tonight. As with all Chan Wook Park films it was by turns beautiful, strange, disturbing and erm, a little rude.
Today was St David’s day and there were some special screenings of the documentary about Wales Euro championship adventure last summer. My daughter and I went to one and the film’s director and Chris Coleman were there to introduce it.
It was a lovely film that caught the joyful atmosphere about the team. It’s also an odd experience to sit in a cinema and see a film about your last summer. I couldn’t spot us in the fan zone or homecoming footage though. It’s a nice capture of a particular moment, one I can show the grandchildren one day…
I’m reading a lot of film industry books at the moment – this is Julia Phillips account. She was the producer of The Sting and it’s a fun account of the 70s/80s Hollywood era
I’ve bored people before about how much I like the movie Jaws. I hadn’t read the novel and someone got me this for my birthday. It’s definitely a case of the film being better than the book, but it’s interesting to read to discern the decisions they made to transform it into a great movie.
Went to see Taxi Driver at the cinema tonight, the first time I’d seen it on the big screen. My thoughts over on [url=http://edtechie.net/barracuda/classic/taxi-driver/]my film blog[/url].
Daughter broke up from school today so we decided to go into town and see Rogue One. It was very enjoyable – after a summer of awful blockbusters this one got it right, and neither of us are massive Star Wars fans.
Plus – only £4!
Do professors wear this kind of thing?
This is Al & Nucky. Yes I named my goldfish after characters in Boardwalk Empire
This line is from the film the Martian. Sometimes it’s the only way
“Tried it once, doesn’t work. You got four guys all fighting over who’s gonna be Mr. Black”