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The Auteurs

The Auteurs

For you cinephiles out there The Auteurs is a website that brings together film criticism, festival coverage and hi-def streaming. I stumbled onto it recently and it reminds me of UK’s film magazine Sight & Sound, with a dash of Netflix and social networking. Its seems pretty cool…I hope.

From the site…
What is The Auteurs?

The Auteurs is where film viewing, culture, and discussion finally meet in a single venue. At its core, The Auteurs is a web site making great films from prominent festivals around the world accessible to anyone through high-definition video streaming. Together with online film viewing, we bring together the most original coverage of festivals, filmmaking, and cinema culture in the form of an online film magazine. Finally, we unite film watching and film criticism with film discussion by allowing users to rate and review films, as well as discuss cinema in our forums.

Check out The Auteurs…

Posted: February 8th, 2010
at 8:20pm by jessestudio

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Categories: Cinema

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Control - Trailer


Control is about the band Joy Division, and more specifically, a character study of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. The story is simple, sad, and poetic. The acting is penetrating. The photography is fantastic. Anton Corbjn one of the premiere rock photographers also in the Directors Label series for his music video work is visual master at making art out of the mundane. I suppose I am on a run of visually striking UK indies.

From Wiki: Control is a 2007 black-and-white biopic film about Ian Curtis (1956–1980), lead singer of post-punk band Joy Division. The screenplay written by Matt Greenhalgh is based on the book Touching from a Distance, by Curtis’s widow, Deborah, who is also a co-producer of the film. The film was directed by Dutch director Anton Corbijn. In the film, Ian Curtis is played by previously little-known actor Sam Riley. Samantha Morton plays Deborah, while Alexandra Maria Lara plays Annik, the woman with whom Curtis had an extramarital affair. The film details the life of the troubled young musician, who forged a new kind of music out of the punk rock scene of the United Kingdom in the 1970s, and the band Joy Division, which he headed from 1977 to 1980. It also deals with his rocky marriage and extramarital affairs, as well as his increasingly frequent seizures, which were thought to contribute to the circumstances leading to his suicide on the eve of Joy Division’s first U.S. tour. The title is a reference to the Joy Division song, “She’s Lost Control”—believed to be a reference to an epileptic client befriended by Curtis while employed at a Job Centre in Macclesfield, who later died during a seizure[1]. The film covers some of the same time as the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, which is a biopic about Tony Wilson, the founder of the band’s record label, Factory Records.

Posted: February 6th, 2010
at 9:02pm by jessestudio


Categories: Cinema

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