Here is a collection of movie character’s outfits from some of the most iconic films of the past century, let us know if you can get any of them and if you can’t we’ll give you a little clue!
Bombay Saphire in association with Tribeca Film Festival have done a competition where each person had to come up with a film idea structured around and adapting the same script, which was written by Oscar winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious). I thought this was a great idea which really illustrates the versatility of film and highlights the fact that a few simple bits of dialogue on a page can be interpreted in a multitude of ways, resulting in what are 5 very different imaginative concepts of the same script. Below are the 5 winning shorts, personally my favorites are ‘The Mrs’ and ‘Room 8′, but what are yours?
Room 8 by James W Grffiths
The Mrs by Shekhar Bassi
Concrete by Alexis Barroso Gasco
Water Song by Paul Frankl
Crab by Cadi Catlow
Here is the first official trailer for Prince Avalanche, a new film staring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. The film follows Alvin (Rudd) and Lance (Hirsch) as they leave the city for the summer to re-paint road markings on a country highway, the surrounding area of which has been destroyed by forest fires. As you can see in the trailer the odd couple get off to a bumpy start and the film looks very much like a character study of two very different people who are thrust together under strange circumstances. However they will undoubtably realise things about themselves and each other and form some kind of relationship, what kind of relationship is yet to be seen. The film looks like it will be both strange and funny in equal measure and David Gordon Green the writer and director of this film looks exactly the man for the job. Green has an impressive filmography both within comedy, Pineapple Express and Eastbound and Down and with having been attached to films of a more serious nature, he was the executive producer of Compliance, which you may remember was reviewed a while ago on here, which very much lacks any comedic elements. The film is adapted from an Icelandic film called Either Way and is coming out on 9th August, check out the trailer below.
Here is a brilliant little introduction that could be made to replace the titles for any up and coming marvel film!
Cruising through the internet in search of new films to watch I discovered this amazing short called Voice Over, its was done by Martin Rosete and the company Kamel Films, who with this film film have already received over 40 awards!
The film follows three separate stories, each of which has the same French narrator descibing the story, sounds simple but it works so well and the production is really well done, so take some time out and enjoy this brilliant little short.
Remember the 90′s? Thing seemed much more simple back then, music consisted of whatever boy band or pop star MTV was pushing at the time, you could get away with dressing in the most outrageous clothes (dungarees, jumper tied round your waist, and baseball cap on backwards) and there was one man who ruled comedy for most of the decade. Jim Carey. The man starred in classics like The Mask, Ace Ventura, The Trueman Show and Dumb and Dumber, more recently he has seem a slight revive in his career with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and a supporting role in Kick Ass 2. We won’t get into some of the other more recent films… Mr Popper’s Penguins.
To honour of the man who ruled the 90′s comedy we found this great little video.
Written, Directed and Edited by Gustav Johansson, Everyday is an intimate glimpse into a young couples life, showcasing some stunning photography it is a truly beautiful piece of art and I strongly urge you to watch this.
Sofia Coppola’s films have always really interested me ever since I saw Lost in Translation (2003) for the first time. The combination of subtlety, humour and sadness that she brings to her stories and to the relationships that underpin those narratives are perfectly gauged and create a tone which makes for a very personal insight into the characters lives. Melodrama seems to be the default for many character based films but with beautifully written simple narratives and three dimensional fallible characters, Sofia Coppola avoids melodrama and creates her own far more intriguing and layered tone. Above all Coppola achieves in creating an experience which is subtle, intimate and riveting, which is a feet that is rare to find in modern cinema, especially done so expertly. Somewhere (2010) another film written and directed by Sofia Coppola again encapsulates these qualities and is another brilliant example of her skill as a director/ writer, which I would highly recommend for anyone who enjoyed Lost in Translation or to anyone who hasn’t seen either, the trailer is below.
The first official trailer for Coppola’s new film The Bling Ring has just been released and although you can never truly tell what a film is going to be like from the trailer alone, this upon first glance looks like a slightly different pace of film for Coppola. Where both her films previously mentioned focus on a relationship between two people, Lost in Translation between Charlotte (Scarlet Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and in Somewhere between Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) and his daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning), The Bling Ring looks as if it focuses on a group of young adults rather than two individuals of different ages. I am sure The Bling Ring will have individual relationships that will come to light within the narrative, this however still seems like a slightly lighter comedic turn, where as her previous films humour came from slightly darker places. I am none the less excited to see what this film will offer and whether the differences that can only be speculated upon at this point enhance or detract from Coppola’s style. The trailer for the Bling Ring is below and it is going to be released 5th July 2013.