Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Discreet Links of the Bourgeoisie

In Contention on Oscar's best Foreign Language Film winners. Really fine list here.
Obit on death scenes in the movies, the celluloid coffin
A/V Club What Michel Gondry sees when he looks at you
L Magazine on the alluring art of the "follow" shot
/Film Danny Boyle could return to Mumbai for his next film. Will magic strike twice?
NY Times on animation upstarts and Hot Blog on NY Times on animation upstarts.


adelutza said...

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie is one of my all time favourite films. I alienated my friends and family with it, they won't even listen to me about it anymore. What? Subtitles??

Hayden said...

Could you please get rid of that Penelope Cruz picture from the homepage? I hate seeing her in pain that has nothing to do with Pedro Almodovar.

Volvagia said...

In regards to that article on death in film, my personal favourite cinematically portrayed death is Royal's in The Royal Tenenbaums. He's finally repaired his relations with two of his children, and suddenly dies of a heart attack. You never hear Royal say a word, but the measured tones of Alec Baldwin actually render the scene more poignant, because Royal was never that kind of character. Plus, in real life, you can't predict when death comes.

Wayne B. said...

The Obit article has some classic death scenes. Although (call me kooky) I would pick Claire Danes' over Jean Parker. Its probably her best performance yet.

Honestly for me the most affective death scenes have been from the Buffy TV series. "The Body" is one of THE BEST hours of television produced EVER.

Guy said...

Aw, I love that my list has inspired thoughts of "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie." Just saying the title aloud is almost as much fun as watching the movie.

Thanks for the link.

Jack said...

I really hope Danny Boyle doesn't make another film in Mumbai. Not only is "Slumdog" my least favorite film of his, but the best thing about him is that all his films are different. I hope he doesn't start becoming repetitive and resting on his laurels now that he's found international mainstream success.

Ryan said...

...fuck Danny Boyle.

that's all i have to say, right now, what with that ridiculous 'Slumdog'-sweep only 3 mouths old.