May 10, 2000
[film] filmUnlimited on trailers being released on the internet
. Mat Snow, former editor of the mature gentleman’s rock monthly Mojo, once explained how he had fully enjoyed Godzilla without ever having seen the film. For the months of build-up beforehand, he had the pleasure of getting excited about the film, imagining the monster and the movie in his head, getting off on the hype. By the time the film actually came out, he had been reliably informed that it stank. So he didn’t go to see it. But he didn’t feel cheated – he had had four months of enjoyable anticipation at no cost.
May 7, 2000
[film] Two interesting links on Kubrick
: filmUnlimited looks at Speilberg directing Kubrick’s AI
and an interesting website on The Unknown Kubrick
— his photography for Look magazine.
April 29, 2000
[films] filmUnlimited reports on the state of the British gangster movie
. There lies the key difference between gangster flicks new and old: they used to be fully rounded thrillers which, due to the nature of their setting, would inevitably involve elements of violence and black comedy.
April 27, 2000
to broadcast banned sex scenes on web
. FilmFour will show a doctored version of The Idiots, which caused controversy when it was given a cinema certificate, on its subscription channel. But it will “webcast” the most controversial scenes, uncut, on its website.
April 15, 2000
[film] Time Code 2000
looks like a very interesting film. BBC News has a report
March 29, 2000
] Interview in the Guardian with Oliver Stone
.“There’s a few things I’ve been. Hedonist. Moralist. Conspiracist. Misogynist – which I hate because, God, I love women.”
Here’s a list of Mr Stone’s Films
. Great stuff — my personal favourite is JFK
, by the way. However, I don’t believe in any of the conspiracy theories!
March 24, 2000
[Movies] I enjoyed A Clockwork Orange
but was amazed by the entrance, I said, the entrance of Weatherfields favorite butcher Fred Elliot
halfway through the film!
March 23, 2000
[Movies] I’m off to see Clockwork Orange
[Link for a Friend!] The Official Dirty Dancing Web Site
. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
March 17, 2000
[movies] I’ve just found the trailer for the movie High Fidelity
which is based on Nick Hornby’s book
. Don’t think I’ll be watching that one…
March 15, 2000
[movies] BBC News confirms that Speilberg’s next project will be AI
— Stanley Kubrick’s unfinished (unstarted?) film about artificial intelligence. I love Kubrick films but Eyes Wide Shut
was just awful…. sorry Stanley!! AI has been 30 years in the making… hopefully Speilberg can do justice to Kubrick’s vision — whatever that was.
March 13, 2000
[Movies] Here’s a link to The Insider website
. I found a link to the original source material for The Insider — an article in Vanity Fair
— “The Man Who Knew To Much
Download the trailer
— a film I’m looking forward to watching soon!
March 12, 2000
[movies] Interview with Jeffery Wigand
. This is the man who blew the whistle on Big Tobbacco
and who’s story recently formed the inspiration for Michael Mann’s
film The Insider
“Whatever happened to Quentin Tarantino?
” Is Tarantino the bizzaro Y2K Howard Hughes?
March 5, 2000
I also watched Bullitt
and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Last Night
. Movie trivia: Robert Duvall
has a role as a very grumpy looking Taxi Driver in Bullit. It was weird seeing him look so young…