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varjoon

2011.06.14 | finland, movies, photo | 1 comment »

a postcard from a finnish film/documentary called “jäävuoren varjoon” (the iceberg shadow). i saw the film with some friends last month in a small makeshift cinema in kallio – the film is about a film-maker who finds a collection of 8mm films reels in a flea market, he watches them and tries to find out more about the person who shot the movie. a fantastic film. (trailer)

the auteurs

2009.08.14 | movies, randomness | 2 comments »

jason

watching “i heart huckabees” on a new film site called “the auteurs“. the quality was pretty good (full screen of above). one film on its own is 5euros, 20euros gives you unlimited movies over a month – which is a good option for those dark winter nights. (an option without subtitles would be nice though)

visualising

2008.09.16 | movies, music, randomness | no coments »

months ago i saw the few moments from a movie – a camera slowly floating above a landscape as two silhouettes stood side by side beside the outline of a tree. it was one of those moments where you just stopped in your tracks and stared. it was from the movie “heaven” by tom tykwer.

a lot of the movie has soundtrack by the estonian composer arvo pärt – some of his music ive been listening to regularily over the last 7 years or so. the power of the visual element of “heaven” was that now after just one viewing of the movie i immediately start to think of what is playing in the movie as i listen to the music.

above you i float

on the same idea, even now eight years later i still imagine myself in a train in norway or sweden when i listen to the ný batterí ep.

interlude

2008.04.16 | movies, randomness | no coments »

i remember seeing “la haine” in the screen cinema in dublin back in ’95 or ’96, i staggered out of it a bit shellshocked. the scene in which the dj played to a inneryard as the camera panned and flew around was just fantastic.

3 seconds

2008.01.03 | movies, randomness | no coments »

best three seconds in movie history.

also: who is he?