July192014

Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976).

Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011).

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Hope in a time of hopelessness.

Last month when I posted my thoughts about the movies I watched in June, I asked what I feel is an important question in my write up for A Space Odyssey: Will a movie this ambitious ever see the screen again?” Let me be clear. There are great movies that come out each year (I may be reaching here), but a movie is never objectively great. For better or worse, greatness is subject to our own bias and interpretation. So in my case, 2001: A Space Odyssey is great because I am drawn to its ambition. I can say that after tonight, I have hope. I have hope that ambition isn’t dead. I have hope that every so often, an artist will have the courage to be vulnerable, and to give some credit to the consumer. Tonight I was given hope by Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives. 

Only God Forgives is refreshing, daring, dense, surreal, and perplexing. It demands to be accepted on it’s own terms, and it is unflinching in its delivery. The mood is unsettling, and often frightening, and it isn’t concerned with keeping you comfortable. If you are willing to give Only God Forgives the chance that it asks for, you will be rewarded with a film that gives respect and credibility to the viewer, and hopefully reinvigorates your love for cinema during a time where hope is all but forgotten.

July182014
3PM
fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

According to Harrison Ford, during the making of the film, he and Mark Hamill would usually fool around and not commit to their work whenever Alec Guinness was not on set. When Guinness was on set, they behaved much more professionally.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

According to Harrison Ford, during the making of the film, he and Mark Hamill would usually fool around and not commit to their work whenever Alec Guinness was not on set. When Guinness was on set, they behaved much more professionally.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

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I think that art is very much about using your weaknesses and turning them into your strength. Nothing is perfection. The chief enemy of creativity is perfection. The high lies in when you feel that against all odds it has worked. No money can outweigh that. Nothing can take that away from you. It’s a high that you can chase and chase and chase.

I think that art is very much about using your weaknesses and turning them into your strength. Nothing is perfection. The chief enemy of creativity is perfection. The high lies in when you feel that against all odds it has worked. No money can outweigh that. Nothing can take that away from you. It’s a high that you can chase and chase and chase.

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