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Moon - Official Trailer

I just watched this over the weekend. Definitely worth a gander, Moon is a contained psychological story, with nuanced performance from Rockwell, subtle visual design, and rhythm which plays as a one act one man show. The movie’s set up borrows heavily from Kubrick’s 2001 (and Tarkovsky’s Solaris) but it builds its own premise around the AI principle that is quite unique.

Summary
It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earths primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all Sam can send and receive. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife, Tess, and their three-year-old daughter, Eve, in only a few short weeks. Finally, he will leave the isolation of Sarang, the moon base that has been his home for so long, and he will finally have someone to talk to beyond Gerty, the bases well-intentioned, but rather uncomplicated computer.

Starring Sam Rockwell, Matt Berry, Robin Chalk, Dominique McElligott and Kevin Spacey as the robot.
Duncan Jones (original story), Nathan Parker (screenplay), Directed by Duncan Jones.

Posted: January 26th, 2010
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Spellbound - Dali

Dalí collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on a dream sequence to the film Spellbound.

Posted: March 22nd, 2009
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8 1/2 Opening sequence

One of the earliest anxiety dreams I can remember– I dreamt that the world was thick. People were thick like giant clay Stretch Armstrong’s. Big Botero people. Life was like running in sand or endless taffy. Everything was in slow motion, heavier than heavy.

I also remember going to sleep I often would wake up with the ceiling 2 inches from my nose. Sometimes I had grown as large as the room like Alice in Wonderland. Sometimes the room would shrink, enveloping me.

Guido suffers from claustrophobia as he finds himself trapped in a traffic jam only to float away, and then, in a classic anxiety dream fall, crash towards the water. 8 ½ so wonderfully threads these unconscious deep seated schpilkas seamlessly alternating between exterior and interior worlds.

The movie’s title refers to the total number of films Fellini had previously directed. These included six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada. The latter production accounted for a “half” film.

Director: Federico Fellini
Writers: Federico Fellini Ennio Flaiano Tullio Pinelli Brunello Rondi
Produced by Angelo Rizzoli
Original Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo
Film Editing by Leo Cattozzo

Marcello Mastroianni … Guido Anselmi
Claudia Cardinale… Claudia
Anouk Aimée… Luisa Anselmi (as Anouk Aimee)

Posted: March 22nd, 2009
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Trainspotting - Toilet sequence

Magnificent visual hyperbole– an adept expression of Mr. Mark “Rent-boy” Renton’s unconscious. Mmm, swimming for suppositories anyone?

Director: Danny Boyle
Writers: Irvine Welsh (novel) John Hodge (screenplay)
Ewan McGregor … Renton
Ewen Bremner … Spud
Jonny Lee Miller… Sick Boy

Posted: March 22nd, 2009
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