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Top 10 Soundtracks


Revenim cu niste topuri, recomandari, una alta. M-am hotarat sa incep prin a nominaliza cele mai bune soundtrackuri de filme in opinia mea. Nu cred ca trebuie sa mai specific faptul ca filmele nu trebuie ratate sub nici o forma.

Enjoy !

#10. 2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968

Richard Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra

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#9. The Godfather – 1972

Nino Rota – The Godfather Finale

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#8. Star Wars – 1977

John Williams – Star Wars

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#7. The Last Of The Mohicans – 1992

Trevor Jones – Promentory

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#6. Gladiator – 2000

Hans Zimmer – Now We Are Free

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#5. Requiem For A Dream – 2000

Clint Mansell – Lux Aeterna

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#4. Infernal Affairs – 2002

Fiona Fung – Goodbye

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#3. Once Upon A Time In America – 1984

Ennio Morricone – Cockeye’s Song

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#2. The Fountain – 2006

Clint Mansell – Death Is The Road To Awe

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#1. Green Street Hooligans – 2005

Terence Jay – One Blood

Anunțuri

Top 10 filme ale ultimilor 10 ani


Urmatorul articol face referinta la filme din perioada 2000-2009 (considerata in cinematografie perioada anilor 2000), perioada care nu coincide cu deceniul calendaristic. Daca anii 90 au insemnat pentru cinematografie poate apogeul, varful de forma, anii 2000 au reprezentat in mare o dezamagire, o crestere exponentiala a banilor invatiti in jurul filmelor, insa o scadere drastica a calitatii acestora. De altfel, putine filme s-au evidentiat dupa anii 2003-2004, iar o data cu intrarea in anii 2010 putem doar sa speram ca ceva se va schimba in curand…

Fara a sta prea mult la povesti va prezint parerea mea personala referitoare la cele mai bune 10 filme ale ultimului deceniu:

#10. A Beautiful Mind – 2001

The Only Thing Greater Than the Power of the Mind is the Courage of the Heart

Regie: Ron Howard

Scenariu: Akiva Goldsman

Gen: Biography | Drama

Distributie: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Nota IMDb: 8.0/10

Synopsis: After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.

#9. K-Pax – 2001

Is he crazy?…or is he light years ahead of us?

Regie: Iain Softley

Scenariu: Charles Leavitt dupa cartea lui Gene Brewer

Gen: Drama | Mystery

Distributie: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

Nota IMDb: 7.2/10

Synopsis: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

#8. The Machinist – 2004

How do you wake up from a nightmare, when you’re not asleep?

Regie: Brad Anderson

Scenariu: Scott Kosar

Gen: Mystery | Thriller

Distributie: Christian Bale

Nota IMDb: 7.8/10

Synopsis: Trevor Reznik is a lathe-operator who suffers from insomnia and hasn’t slept in a year. Slowly, he begins to doubt his sanity as bizarre things start happening at work and at home.

#7. The Fountain – 2006

What if you could love forever?

Regie: Darren Aronofsky

Scenariu: Darren Aronofsky

Gen: Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Distributie: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz

Nota IMDb: 7.4/10

Synopsis: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world. Beautiful and tragic at the same time.

#6. The Prestige – 2006

Are You Watching Closely?

Regie: Christopher Nolan

Scenariu: Christopher Nolan

Gen: Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Distributie: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson

Nota IMDb: 8.4/10

Synopsis: Rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London battle each other for trade secrets. The rivalry is so intense that it turns them into murderers.

#5. Requiem for a Dream – 2000

From the director of [Pi]

Regie: Darren Aronofsky

Scenariu: Hubert Selby Jr.

Gen: Drama

Distributie: Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly

Nota IMDb: 8.5/10

Drugs. They consume mind, body and soul. Once you’re hooked, you’re hooked. Four lives. Four addicts. Four failures. Doing their best to succeed in the world, but failing miserably…

#4. Gladiator – 2000

A general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator. A gladiator who defied an emperor.

Regie: Ridley Scott

Scenariu: David Franzoni

Gen: Action | Adventure | Drama | History

Distributie: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

Nota IMDb: 8.3/10

Synopsis: When a Roman general is betrayed and his family is murdered, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

#3. Memento – 2000

Some memories are best forgotten

Regie: Christopher Nolan

Scenariu: Christopher Nolan

Gen: Mystery | Thriller

Distributie: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Nota IMDb: 8.6/10

Synopsis: This is a complex story a man whose ability to make new memories is damaged when he is struck in the head while confronting two drug dealers

#2. The Departed – 2006

Cops or Criminals. When you’re facing a loaded gun what’s the difference?

Regie: Martin Scorsese

Scenariu: William Monahan

Gen: Crime | Mystery | Thriller

Distributie: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Nota IMDb: 8.5/10

Synopsis: Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia.

#1. 21 Grams – 2003

How much does life weigh?

Regie: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Scenariu: Guillermo Arriaga

Gen: Crime | Drama | Thriller

Distributie: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro

Nota IMDb: 7.9/10

Synopsis: They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever.

Cam acestea sunt filmele alese de mine drept cele mai bune ale ultimilor 10 ani. Au fost cateva filme care din pacate nu au intrat in top si ar merita mentionate: Snatch(2000), Identity(2003), City of God(2002) sau The Hurt Locker(2008). Astept pareri si comentarii referitoare la top 😉

Filmele care bat viata


Viata bate filmul, o expresie des intalnita cu o semnificatie puternica. Ne-am obisnuit cu totii ca arta si in general filmul sa prezinte ceva superior vietii obisnuite, o lume fabuloasa, ireala de cele mai multe ori. Ne place sa ne vedem pe alte planete, sa ne vedem eroi de razboi, oameni din inalta societate, oameni realizati, dar de cele mai multe ori viata este prea dura cu noi si nu reusim sa ne ridicam la nivelul dorit. Asadar viata bate filmul, drama din vietile de zi cu zi este mult mai puternica decat cea din filmele „obisnuite”. Totusi exista acele filme despre viata, acele filme fata de care nu poti sa ramai indiferent fie ca le urasti sau le adori, acele filme care te fac macar pentru o clipa sa te gandesti la viata ta, poate chiar reusesc sa te faca sa schimbi ceva. Prezint acuma o serie de filme care schimba viziunea asupra lumii, nu o sa scriu mai multe in general, pentru fiecare film voi face precizarile de rigoare. Fiecare dintre aceste filme m-au socat intr-un fel, mi-au aratat o alta fata a lumii in care traim sau m-au invatat o lectie importanta despre viata. Iata filmele care bat viata (in ordine aleatoare):

Fight Club

Poate filmul care evoca cel mai bine ceea ce am scris mai sus. Iluzia unei societati inalte creata de televiziune provoaca probleme serioase multor oameni. Desi acest film isi primeste eticheta de film strict pentru genul masculin, consider ca geniul lui David Fincher a reusit sa portretizeze problemele omului (indiferent de sex) mediu al societatii mai bine ca oricine. Ceea ce urmareste filmul este relatia om – societate. Monologul lui Brad Pitt este providential pentru intelegerea acestui filme:

„Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”

Requiem for a Dream

Probabil cel ma socant film pe care l-am vazut, Requiem for a Dream prezinta problema dependentei, fie ca e vorba de dependenta de droguri a tinerilor din societatea moderna, fie ca e vorba de dependenta oamenilor in varsta de televizor si de acea lume ireala pe care o prezinta (din nou ideea iluziei de grandoare). Acest film, desi deprimant pentru unii, isi atinge scopul, iti arata cum sa nu faci, cum sa nu ajungi, de ce e important sa gandesti limpede si sa incerci sa ramai un om normal. Iti arata pericolele dependentei de droguri si pericolul continuu pe care televiziunea il reprezinta. Desi a fost realizat de mai bine de zece ani, societatea nu s-a schimbat foarte mult de atunci, el ramanand un deschizator de ochi pentru toti cei cu probleme. Un sfat pentru toata lumea: uitati-va la acest film, apoi ganditi-va daca merita ca vreodata sa apelati la orice fel de droguri.

21 Grams

Precum am spus si in recomandarea acestui film, 21 Grams este un film despre valoarea vietii, despre o drama puternica care poate aparea oricand in viata unei persoane, pierderea cuiva drag sau chiar omorul din culpa. Nu stiu ce sa mai spun despre acest film in plus fata de ce am spus in recomandarea de saptamana trecuta. Cel mai important lucru invatat din acest film este ca atunci cand ceva socant se petrece in viata cuiva este aproape imposibil sa ramana neafectat. Oricat de tari si de puternici suntem, nu putem trece usor peste nici o tragedie, drama personala de multe ori impingandu-ne spre acte de disperare.

American Beauty

Daca am vorbit despre problemele societatii, despre dependenta de droguri sau despre dramele personale, e timpul sa trecem la problema familiei. American Beauty este un film genial, daca la inceput pare un romance tipic american, comic, usor satiric, pe parcurs, viziunea lui Sam Mendes devine tot mai clara. American Beauty nu se traduce in „Frumoasa Americana” ci in „Frumusetea Americii”, unde la randul sau cuvantul Frumusete se intelege intre ghilimele ironic. Frumusetea Americii moderne consta intr-o familie total destramata, un tata care ravneste la colegele de scoala ale fiicei sale, o mama care ravneste la un barbat de succes, nu un ratat de sot, o fiica care desii la prima vedere pare total rupta de realitate, pe final ramane singurul personaj cat de cat normal. Cert este ca acest film arata mai bine decat oricare altul ceea ce se petrece intr-o familie americana si nu numai.

City of God (Citade de Deus)

Am lasat la urma poate cel mai socant film care a fost facut vreodata. Este vorba de filmul brazilian „Citade de Deus”, Orasului lui Dumnezeu sau mai bine zis: „Orasul lui Dumnezo'” pentru ca acest film prezinta viata intr-un oras literlamente uitat de Dumnezeu, unde dreptatea este facuta de cei care au putere mai multa si bani mai multi, unde viata umana nu valoreaza absolut nimic. Probabil acesta este singurul film dupa care poti sa ai sentimente atat de puternice si de opuse. Pe de o parte esti profund socat si intristat de ceea ce se petrece in Brazilia, copii de 14-15 ani se impusca in strada, se ocupa de droguri si alte afaceri. Pe de alta parte realizezi ce frumoasa e viata ta, departe de astfel de griji, ce bine e sa poti sa cresti intr-un mediu civilizat si sa fi cat de cat in siguranta. Poate cel mai bine sintetizeaza exact ce se petrece in film un copil de 11-12 ani care spune asa: „A kid? I smoke, I snort. I’ve killed and robbed. I’m a man.” In plus acest film este, atentie, bazat pe fapte reale ! socant de-a dreptul

Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier


Am vizionat recent la cinematograf noul film romanesc in regia lui Florin Serban si am scris un mic review pe imdb, un review pe care il voi posta si aici. „Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier” a castigat recent doua premii la Festivalul de Film de la Berlin si a primit aprecierea multor critici de film din strainatate. Ramane de vazut daca va prinde la public, ceea ce e discutabil, insa va las sa cititi ce am scris pe imdb, nu voi traduce pentru ca nu am timp.

A movie not for everybody, but a remarkable and intense drama, 6 April 2010

Author: Alex Moldovan from Romania

„Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier” (If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle) is a complex drama about an inmate(Silviu) at a prison in Romania who is to be released in 15 days, but finds out that his mother just came back from Italy and she wants to take his younger brother there with her. Also she wants to leave in 7 days, a thing which Silviu cannot accept.

The movie is not for everybody and cannot be compared with other movies related to prisons, prisoners or stuff like that. It does not have clever escape plans, surprising events or crazy shootings. What made this movie so successful at Berlin Festival (where it won two awards, including the Silver Bear) was the unique way of directing from Florin Serban, but also the intense drama of the situation which drives Silviu to extreme limits, making him do the most unthinkable things. Also in Silviu’s life appears Ana, a young intern who has to make interviews with inmates.

Again, this movie is not for the masses. An average movie viewer today will probably become bored, will think this movie has no point and so on. Due to today’s trend in the movie industry, films like these are ignored and labeled as bad movies. Luckily, there are still critics like those from the Berlin Film Festival which can rate a movie to its true value.