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  • Tchaikovsky | reallyquitetired
    of the modern film soundtrack is widely under appreciated yet profound not only were the two films he released in 1975 Tommy and Lisztomania two of the first motion pictures to feature Dolby encoded soundtracks something for which he fought hard but also his passion for and superb use of music is evidenced throughout his back catalogue those who only know Russell from his recent eccentric appearances on reality TV are unlikely to be reading this blog but if that s true of you i urge you to rent his films and therein encounter a true genius of the cinema i will leave you to seek out Altered States and Coriglino s score and instead conclude this eulogy with one of Russell s favourite pieces used expertly in a great performance scene his 1970 Tchaikovsky biopic The Music Lovers Rafael Orozco with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Maestoso from Piano Concerto 1 In B Flat Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky http thetireyard x10 bz songs Pyotr 20Ilyich 20Tchaikovsky 20 20Allegro 20Non 20Troppo 20E 20Molto 20Maestoso mp3 2011 11 29 POSTED BY reallyquitetired CATEGORY Uncategorized TAGS cinefile RIP Altered States John Corigliano John Hurt Ken Russell Tchaikovsky The Devils Women In Love Comments Off on RIP Ken Russell this is a place designed to house thought excesses if my mind is archimedes bath the water my general thoughts and archimedes himself the kind of clever thoughts i m supposed to put in my work then what you will find here is what escapes over the brim as the skinny boffin lowers himself into the tub it exists further indulging the analogy on the basis that it might be necessary to collect and measure the runoff in order to know the volume of the person RSS FEED if you re not there already click on the HOME tab at the top to see all the latest on RQT or search the tags below if you like a post get involved leave a comment an account is NOT required or better still sign up for our RSS feed click the yellow icon above and follow RQT on Twitter you know if you want Follow rllyquitetired academix admin blogjammin cinefile electionearings eyesontheprize faithseeking framleyclip gastrognome getyourgeekon greenbelt idealog inspiringquotations lexigraph musicdiaryproject piecesofeight playtheplayer ranthill recordbox RIP rompofacomp showertune tarteauxpomme telosvision tiredgamer tirednewsflash vidiotic wildstyle xmasongs zwischenzug 9 11 Apple Armistice Art Beauty Books Business Chess Christina Hendricks Christmas Comedy Competition Drive Easter Economics Festival Film Food Friends Gaming Greenbelt Hip Hop Homeland Inspiration Jazz Mad Men Motivation Music News Parody Philosophy Piety Poetry Politics Quotations Remembrance Day Sport Technology The Dr Theology TV Videos Words World Cup XBox showertune photograft DVDlogue Links 27b 6 BooksShouldBeFree BW16 deviantART Game People greenbelt Blog IKEA Hacker Improv Everywhere Instructables Lifehacker Never Knowingly Underwhelmed PassiveAgressiveNotes Poetry Archive Put This On Ramping Roaring Sheffield Biblical Studies Sick Mouthy spEak You re bRanes stuffwhitepeoplelike Susannah Cornwall The Film Talk the framley examiner

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  • Women In Love | reallyquitetired
    evolution of the modern film soundtrack is widely under appreciated yet profound not only were the two films he released in 1975 Tommy and Lisztomania two of the first motion pictures to feature Dolby encoded soundtracks something for which he fought hard but also his passion for and superb use of music is evidenced throughout his back catalogue those who only know Russell from his recent eccentric appearances on reality TV are unlikely to be reading this blog but if that s true of you i urge you to rent his films and therein encounter a true genius of the cinema i will leave you to seek out Altered States and Coriglino s score and instead conclude this eulogy with one of Russell s favourite pieces used expertly in a great performance scene his 1970 Tchaikovsky biopic The Music Lovers Rafael Orozco with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Maestoso from Piano Concerto 1 In B Flat Minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky http thetireyard x10 bz songs Pyotr 20Ilyich 20Tchaikovsky 20 20Allegro 20Non 20Troppo 20E 20Molto 20Maestoso mp3 2011 11 29 POSTED BY reallyquitetired CATEGORY Uncategorized TAGS cinefile RIP Altered States John Corigliano John Hurt Ken Russell Tchaikovsky The Devils Women In Love Comments Off on RIP Ken Russell this is a place designed to house thought excesses if my mind is archimedes bath the water my general thoughts and archimedes himself the kind of clever thoughts i m supposed to put in my work then what you will find here is what escapes over the brim as the skinny boffin lowers himself into the tub it exists further indulging the analogy on the basis that it might be necessary to collect and measure the runoff in order to know the volume of the person RSS FEED if you re not there already click on the HOME tab at the top to see all the latest on RQT or search the tags below if you like a post get involved leave a comment an account is NOT required or better still sign up for our RSS feed click the yellow icon above and follow RQT on Twitter you know if you want Follow rllyquitetired academix admin blogjammin cinefile electionearings eyesontheprize faithseeking framleyclip gastrognome getyourgeekon greenbelt idealog inspiringquotations lexigraph musicdiaryproject piecesofeight playtheplayer ranthill recordbox RIP rompofacomp showertune tarteauxpomme telosvision tiredgamer tirednewsflash vidiotic wildstyle xmasongs zwischenzug 9 11 Apple Armistice Art Beauty Books Business Chess Christina Hendricks Christmas Comedy Competition Drive Easter Economics Festival Film Food Friends Gaming Greenbelt Hip Hop Homeland Inspiration Jazz Mad Men Motivation Music News Parody Philosophy Piety Poetry Politics Quotations Remembrance Day Sport Technology The Dr Theology TV Videos Words World Cup XBox showertune photograft DVDlogue Links 27b 6 BooksShouldBeFree BW16 deviantART Game People greenbelt Blog IKEA Hacker Improv Everywhere Instructables Lifehacker Never Knowingly Underwhelmed PassiveAgressiveNotes Poetry Archive Put This On Ramping Roaring Sheffield Biblical Studies Sick Mouthy spEak You re bRanes stuffwhitepeoplelike Susannah Cornwall The Film Talk the framley

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  • #cinefile: two months in movies | reallyquitetired
    not up for dying but this time he loses depression which the film implicitly interprets as a palpable sense of the pointlessness and fragility of existence is therefore not affliction but liberation from a shared delusion which whether or not von Trier knows it is actually a version of rather well worn trope if we substitute depression for madness the performances and the visual style are strong and i found the film poignant even if the message is predictably bleak now that her stint as Mrs Spiderman has passed Kirsten Dunst is finally making good on the sophisticated potential of her performances in Interview with the Vampire and The Virgin Suicides like Emily Watson Breaking The Waves but unlike Nicole Kidman Dogville Bryce Dallas Howard Manderlay or Charlotte Gainsbourg Antichrist Dunst has a natural air of fragility which in the hands of someone like von Trier evoked probably deliberately a paternalistic dread in me as it is she receives far less rough treatment than Watson as a fellow MDD sufferer i disagree with von Trier on the nature of depression but i admired this film and would recommend it however if you haven t and can see Antichrist first Contagion as you will probably have already figured is part limp closet racist disaster movie part menacing public information film yes germs are coming to get us all and a bit like the collapse of the global economy ah i get it they will highlight and make fools of impotent politics and hamstrung bureaucracy in the process if you re imagining a whirlwind of microscopes hazmat suits and large screen maps in command centres gradually going red as the spread of a virus is modelled over time then prepare to be utterly unsurprised if you also assumed that with the so called Arab Spring muddying the waters of American popular discourse on the Middle East the threat would likely originate from carelessnesses in China the new economic superpower then you madamsir are flying high what s more if you d also wager that Jude Law would probably be able to do a passable Australian accent then damn you fell at the final hurdle why Steven Soderburgh who i still think of as a solid director got involved in this mess i have no idea although if he s trying to steer his career in a more Tony Scott direction then perhaps that covers it if it s true that some films however pedestrian the concept or ropey the screenplay are lifted to a higher plane simply by virtue of the quality of cast then this film would seem a decent candidate for that phenomenon however despite the valiant efforts of Damon Winslet Cotillard Fishburne Paltrow and Bryan in everything right now Cranston Jude Law failed to meet the requirement in the previous sentence Contagion remains barely passable setting Jude Law s abomination of a performance to one side the biggest problem for Contagion is not that it s clichéd or that it s heavy handed big lead lined hazmat gloves heavy handed but that it s boring what s more there are repeated attempts to raise ethical issues concerning entitlement to information treatment immunisation but the characters concerned are so thin and the emotional bonds between them so weak that i couldn t have cared less who lived or died although as a Soderbergh fan this film disappointed me its many failings are largely unimportant there are two things however that struck me as genuinely problematic 1 the way in which it will regardless of Soderbergh s intention play into as much as confront the widespread culture of fear mongering that plagues the US and increasingly UK media and 2 the fact that at one point Lawrence Fishburne s character when challenged during a TV news item about the effectiveness of a widely available but unrecommended natural medicine Forsythia reluctantly admits the potential benefits of homeopathy this might sound insignificant but the role of Forsythia whose effectiveness is downplayed by the government in order to encourage a larger up take of a vaccine that in the opinion of the hero sceptical journalist played by Jude Law is the result of a lucrative deal with a big pharmaceutical company is rhetorically significant there is no really clear cut message in the film but a general theme about political incompetence is reinforced by the way the potential remedy is used in a sense Forsythia is the closest thing the film has to a hero and that is why it s so annoying that Lawrence Fishburne the script writer editor and Soderbergh himself clearly don t know the difference between natural medicine which is very likely a powerful and important skill that Western cultures have lost and homeopathy which is a load of old bollocks talking of people with a lot of films out at the moment which we were in relation to Justin Timberlake earlier smoulderingly uncertain Canadian boy man and recently crowned king of the feminists Ryan Gosling has been busy with three films out this year equalling last and more projects slated for next given that i missed and have no plans to catch up with Crazy Stupid Love and i ve missed both the preview screening of The Ides of March last week and each screening since it opened Drive is currently the only of this year s Gosling triple to hit my eyes Drive is a sleek slow stylish and brilliant pulp drama about a man whose mad drivin skillz experience using them for getaways and simple desire to quietly and respectfully please pretty women are destined to carry him into a messy world of crime and violence the icecool guy who s involved with the criminal underworld but somehow floats above its vagaries because of an autistic like obsession with efficiency conceit as i like to call it is pretty old hat but it s revived in the first three quarters of Drive to great effect loudly clenches

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  • Bryan Cranston | reallyquitetired
    of its impending destruction Jack Bauer as you can imagine is not up for dying but this time he loses depression which the film implicitly interprets as a palpable sense of the pointlessness and fragility of existence is therefore not affliction but liberation from a shared delusion which whether or not von Trier knows it is actually a version of rather well worn trope if we substitute depression for madness the performances and the visual style are strong and i found the film poignant even if the message is predictably bleak now that her stint as Mrs Spiderman has passed Kirsten Dunst is finally making good on the sophisticated potential of her performances in Interview with the Vampire and The Virgin Suicides like Emily Watson Breaking The Waves but unlike Nicole Kidman Dogville Bryce Dallas Howard Manderlay or Charlotte Gainsbourg Antichrist Dunst has a natural air of fragility which in the hands of someone like von Trier evoked probably deliberately a paternalistic dread in me as it is she receives far less rough treatment than Watson as a fellow MDD sufferer i disagree with von Trier on the nature of depression but i admired this film and would recommend it however if you haven t and can see Antichrist first Contagion as you will probably have already figured is part limp closet racist disaster movie part menacing public information film yes germs are coming to get us all and a bit like the collapse of the global economy ah i get it they will highlight and make fools of impotent politics and hamstrung bureaucracy in the process if you re imagining a whirlwind of microscopes hazmat suits and large screen maps in command centres gradually going red as the spread of a virus is modelled over time then prepare to be utterly unsurprised if you also assumed that with the so called Arab Spring muddying the waters of American popular discourse on the Middle East the threat would likely originate from carelessnesses in China the new economic superpower then you madamsir are flying high what s more if you d also wager that Jude Law would probably be able to do a passable Australian accent then damn you fell at the final hurdle why Steven Soderburgh who i still think of as a solid director got involved in this mess i have no idea although if he s trying to steer his career in a more Tony Scott direction then perhaps that covers it if it s true that some films however pedestrian the concept or ropey the screenplay are lifted to a higher plane simply by virtue of the quality of cast then this film would seem a decent candidate for that phenomenon however despite the valiant efforts of Damon Winslet Cotillard Fishburne Paltrow and Bryan in everything right now Cranston Jude Law failed to meet the requirement in the previous sentence Contagion remains barely passable setting Jude Law s abomination of a performance to one side the biggest problem for Contagion is not that it s clichéd or that it s heavy handed big lead lined hazmat gloves heavy handed but that it s boring what s more there are repeated attempts to raise ethical issues concerning entitlement to information treatment immunisation but the characters concerned are so thin and the emotional bonds between them so weak that i couldn t have cared less who lived or died although as a Soderbergh fan this film disappointed me its many failings are largely unimportant there are two things however that struck me as genuinely problematic 1 the way in which it will regardless of Soderbergh s intention play into as much as confront the widespread culture of fear mongering that plagues the US and increasingly UK media and 2 the fact that at one point Lawrence Fishburne s character when challenged during a TV news item about the effectiveness of a widely available but unrecommended natural medicine Forsythia reluctantly admits the potential benefits of homeopathy this might sound insignificant but the role of Forsythia whose effectiveness is downplayed by the government in order to encourage a larger up take of a vaccine that in the opinion of the hero sceptical journalist played by Jude Law is the result of a lucrative deal with a big pharmaceutical company is rhetorically significant there is no really clear cut message in the film but a general theme about political incompetence is reinforced by the way the potential remedy is used in a sense Forsythia is the closest thing the film has to a hero and that is why it s so annoying that Lawrence Fishburne the script writer editor and Soderbergh himself clearly don t know the difference between natural medicine which is very likely a powerful and important skill that Western cultures have lost and homeopathy which is a load of old bollocks talking of people with a lot of films out at the moment which we were in relation to Justin Timberlake earlier smoulderingly uncertain Canadian boy man and recently crowned king of the feminists Ryan Gosling has been busy with three films out this year equalling last and more projects slated for next given that i missed and have no plans to catch up with Crazy Stupid Love and i ve missed both the preview screening of The Ides of March last week and each screening since it opened Drive is currently the only of this year s Gosling triple to hit my eyes Drive is a sleek slow stylish and brilliant pulp drama about a man whose mad drivin skillz experience using them for getaways and simple desire to quietly and respectfully please pretty women are destined to carry him into a messy world of crime and violence the icecool guy who s involved with the criminal underworld but somehow floats above its vagaries because of an autistic like obsession with efficiency conceit as i like to call it is pretty old hat but it s revived in

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  • Contagion | reallyquitetired
    its impending destruction Jack Bauer as you can imagine is not up for dying but this time he loses depression which the film implicitly interprets as a palpable sense of the pointlessness and fragility of existence is therefore not affliction but liberation from a shared delusion which whether or not von Trier knows it is actually a version of rather well worn trope if we substitute depression for madness the performances and the visual style are strong and i found the film poignant even if the message is predictably bleak now that her stint as Mrs Spiderman has passed Kirsten Dunst is finally making good on the sophisticated potential of her performances in Interview with the Vampire and The Virgin Suicides like Emily Watson Breaking The Waves but unlike Nicole Kidman Dogville Bryce Dallas Howard Manderlay or Charlotte Gainsbourg Antichrist Dunst has a natural air of fragility which in the hands of someone like von Trier evoked probably deliberately a paternalistic dread in me as it is she receives far less rough treatment than Watson as a fellow MDD sufferer i disagree with von Trier on the nature of depression but i admired this film and would recommend it however if you haven t and can see Antichrist first Contagion as you will probably have already figured is part limp closet racist disaster movie part menacing public information film yes germs are coming to get us all and a bit like the collapse of the global economy ah i get it they will highlight and make fools of impotent politics and hamstrung bureaucracy in the process if you re imagining a whirlwind of microscopes hazmat suits and large screen maps in command centres gradually going red as the spread of a virus is modelled over time then prepare to be utterly unsurprised if you also assumed that with the so called Arab Spring muddying the waters of American popular discourse on the Middle East the threat would likely originate from carelessnesses in China the new economic superpower then you madamsir are flying high what s more if you d also wager that Jude Law would probably be able to do a passable Australian accent then damn you fell at the final hurdle why Steven Soderburgh who i still think of as a solid director got involved in this mess i have no idea although if he s trying to steer his career in a more Tony Scott direction then perhaps that covers it if it s true that some films however pedestrian the concept or ropey the screenplay are lifted to a higher plane simply by virtue of the quality of cast then this film would seem a decent candidate for that phenomenon however despite the valiant efforts of Damon Winslet Cotillard Fishburne Paltrow and Bryan in everything right now Cranston Jude Law failed to meet the requirement in the previous sentence Contagion remains barely passable setting Jude Law s abomination of a performance to one side the biggest problem for Contagion is not that it s clichéd or that it s heavy handed big lead lined hazmat gloves heavy handed but that it s boring what s more there are repeated attempts to raise ethical issues concerning entitlement to information treatment immunisation but the characters concerned are so thin and the emotional bonds between them so weak that i couldn t have cared less who lived or died although as a Soderbergh fan this film disappointed me its many failings are largely unimportant there are two things however that struck me as genuinely problematic 1 the way in which it will regardless of Soderbergh s intention play into as much as confront the widespread culture of fear mongering that plagues the US and increasingly UK media and 2 the fact that at one point Lawrence Fishburne s character when challenged during a TV news item about the effectiveness of a widely available but unrecommended natural medicine Forsythia reluctantly admits the potential benefits of homeopathy this might sound insignificant but the role of Forsythia whose effectiveness is downplayed by the government in order to encourage a larger up take of a vaccine that in the opinion of the hero sceptical journalist played by Jude Law is the result of a lucrative deal with a big pharmaceutical company is rhetorically significant there is no really clear cut message in the film but a general theme about political incompetence is reinforced by the way the potential remedy is used in a sense Forsythia is the closest thing the film has to a hero and that is why it s so annoying that Lawrence Fishburne the script writer editor and Soderbergh himself clearly don t know the difference between natural medicine which is very likely a powerful and important skill that Western cultures have lost and homeopathy which is a load of old bollocks talking of people with a lot of films out at the moment which we were in relation to Justin Timberlake earlier smoulderingly uncertain Canadian boy man and recently crowned king of the feminists Ryan Gosling has been busy with three films out this year equalling last and more projects slated for next given that i missed and have no plans to catch up with Crazy Stupid Love and i ve missed both the preview screening of The Ides of March last week and each screening since it opened Drive is currently the only of this year s Gosling triple to hit my eyes Drive is a sleek slow stylish and brilliant pulp drama about a man whose mad drivin skillz experience using them for getaways and simple desire to quietly and respectfully please pretty women are destined to carry him into a messy world of crime and violence the icecool guy who s involved with the criminal underworld but somehow floats above its vagaries because of an autistic like obsession with efficiency conceit as i like to call it is pretty old hat but it s revived in the

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  • Friends With Benefits | reallyquitetired
    impending destruction Jack Bauer as you can imagine is not up for dying but this time he loses depression which the film implicitly interprets as a palpable sense of the pointlessness and fragility of existence is therefore not affliction but liberation from a shared delusion which whether or not von Trier knows it is actually a version of rather well worn trope if we substitute depression for madness the performances and the visual style are strong and i found the film poignant even if the message is predictably bleak now that her stint as Mrs Spiderman has passed Kirsten Dunst is finally making good on the sophisticated potential of her performances in Interview with the Vampire and The Virgin Suicides like Emily Watson Breaking The Waves but unlike Nicole Kidman Dogville Bryce Dallas Howard Manderlay or Charlotte Gainsbourg Antichrist Dunst has a natural air of fragility which in the hands of someone like von Trier evoked probably deliberately a paternalistic dread in me as it is she receives far less rough treatment than Watson as a fellow MDD sufferer i disagree with von Trier on the nature of depression but i admired this film and would recommend it however if you haven t and can see Antichrist first Contagion as you will probably have already figured is part limp closet racist disaster movie part menacing public information film yes germs are coming to get us all and a bit like the collapse of the global economy ah i get it they will highlight and make fools of impotent politics and hamstrung bureaucracy in the process if you re imagining a whirlwind of microscopes hazmat suits and large screen maps in command centres gradually going red as the spread of a virus is modelled over time then prepare to be utterly unsurprised if you also assumed that with the so called Arab Spring muddying the waters of American popular discourse on the Middle East the threat would likely originate from carelessnesses in China the new economic superpower then you madamsir are flying high what s more if you d also wager that Jude Law would probably be able to do a passable Australian accent then damn you fell at the final hurdle why Steven Soderburgh who i still think of as a solid director got involved in this mess i have no idea although if he s trying to steer his career in a more Tony Scott direction then perhaps that covers it if it s true that some films however pedestrian the concept or ropey the screenplay are lifted to a higher plane simply by virtue of the quality of cast then this film would seem a decent candidate for that phenomenon however despite the valiant efforts of Damon Winslet Cotillard Fishburne Paltrow and Bryan in everything right now Cranston Jude Law failed to meet the requirement in the previous sentence Contagion remains barely passable setting Jude Law s abomination of a performance to one side the biggest problem for Contagion is not that it s clichéd or that it s heavy handed big lead lined hazmat gloves heavy handed but that it s boring what s more there are repeated attempts to raise ethical issues concerning entitlement to information treatment immunisation but the characters concerned are so thin and the emotional bonds between them so weak that i couldn t have cared less who lived or died although as a Soderbergh fan this film disappointed me its many failings are largely unimportant there are two things however that struck me as genuinely problematic 1 the way in which it will regardless of Soderbergh s intention play into as much as confront the widespread culture of fear mongering that plagues the US and increasingly UK media and 2 the fact that at one point Lawrence Fishburne s character when challenged during a TV news item about the effectiveness of a widely available but unrecommended natural medicine Forsythia reluctantly admits the potential benefits of homeopathy this might sound insignificant but the role of Forsythia whose effectiveness is downplayed by the government in order to encourage a larger up take of a vaccine that in the opinion of the hero sceptical journalist played by Jude Law is the result of a lucrative deal with a big pharmaceutical company is rhetorically significant there is no really clear cut message in the film but a general theme about political incompetence is reinforced by the way the potential remedy is used in a sense Forsythia is the closest thing the film has to a hero and that is why it s so annoying that Lawrence Fishburne the script writer editor and Soderbergh himself clearly don t know the difference between natural medicine which is very likely a powerful and important skill that Western cultures have lost and homeopathy which is a load of old bollocks talking of people with a lot of films out at the moment which we were in relation to Justin Timberlake earlier smoulderingly uncertain Canadian boy man and recently crowned king of the feminists Ryan Gosling has been busy with three films out this year equalling last and more projects slated for next given that i missed and have no plans to catch up with Crazy Stupid Love and i ve missed both the preview screening of The Ides of March last week and each screening since it opened Drive is currently the only of this year s Gosling triple to hit my eyes Drive is a sleek slow stylish and brilliant pulp drama about a man whose mad drivin skillz experience using them for getaways and simple desire to quietly and respectfully please pretty women are destined to carry him into a messy world of crime and violence the icecool guy who s involved with the criminal underworld but somehow floats above its vagaries because of an autistic like obsession with efficiency conceit as i like to call it is pretty old hat but it s revived in the first

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  • Justin Timberlake | reallyquitetired
    the reality of its impending destruction Jack Bauer as you can imagine is not up for dying but this time he loses depression which the film implicitly interprets as a palpable sense of the pointlessness and fragility of existence is therefore not affliction but liberation from a shared delusion which whether or not von Trier knows it is actually a version of rather well worn trope if we substitute depression for madness the performances and the visual style are strong and i found the film poignant even if the message is predictably bleak now that her stint as Mrs Spiderman has passed Kirsten Dunst is finally making good on the sophisticated potential of her performances in Interview with the Vampire and The Virgin Suicides like Emily Watson Breaking The Waves but unlike Nicole Kidman Dogville Bryce Dallas Howard Manderlay or Charlotte Gainsbourg Antichrist Dunst has a natural air of fragility which in the hands of someone like von Trier evoked probably deliberately a paternalistic dread in me as it is she receives far less rough treatment than Watson as a fellow MDD sufferer i disagree with von Trier on the nature of depression but i admired this film and would recommend it however if you haven t and can see Antichrist first Contagion as you will probably have already figured is part limp closet racist disaster movie part menacing public information film yes germs are coming to get us all and a bit like the collapse of the global economy ah i get it they will highlight and make fools of impotent politics and hamstrung bureaucracy in the process if you re imagining a whirlwind of microscopes hazmat suits and large screen maps in command centres gradually going red as the spread of a virus is modelled over time then prepare to be utterly unsurprised if you also assumed that with the so called Arab Spring muddying the waters of American popular discourse on the Middle East the threat would likely originate from carelessnesses in China the new economic superpower then you madamsir are flying high what s more if you d also wager that Jude Law would probably be able to do a passable Australian accent then damn you fell at the final hurdle why Steven Soderburgh who i still think of as a solid director got involved in this mess i have no idea although if he s trying to steer his career in a more Tony Scott direction then perhaps that covers it if it s true that some films however pedestrian the concept or ropey the screenplay are lifted to a higher plane simply by virtue of the quality of cast then this film would seem a decent candidate for that phenomenon however despite the valiant efforts of Damon Winslet Cotillard Fishburne Paltrow and Bryan in everything right now Cranston Jude Law failed to meet the requirement in the previous sentence Contagion remains barely passable setting Jude Law s abomination of a performance to one side the biggest problem for Contagion is not that it s clichéd or that it s heavy handed big lead lined hazmat gloves heavy handed but that it s boring what s more there are repeated attempts to raise ethical issues concerning entitlement to information treatment immunisation but the characters concerned are so thin and the emotional bonds between them so weak that i couldn t have cared less who lived or died although as a Soderbergh fan this film disappointed me its many failings are largely unimportant there are two things however that struck me as genuinely problematic 1 the way in which it will regardless of Soderbergh s intention play into as much as confront the widespread culture of fear mongering that plagues the US and increasingly UK media and 2 the fact that at one point Lawrence Fishburne s character when challenged during a TV news item about the effectiveness of a widely available but unrecommended natural medicine Forsythia reluctantly admits the potential benefits of homeopathy this might sound insignificant but the role of Forsythia whose effectiveness is downplayed by the government in order to encourage a larger up take of a vaccine that in the opinion of the hero sceptical journalist played by Jude Law is the result of a lucrative deal with a big pharmaceutical company is rhetorically significant there is no really clear cut message in the film but a general theme about political incompetence is reinforced by the way the potential remedy is used in a sense Forsythia is the closest thing the film has to a hero and that is why it s so annoying that Lawrence Fishburne the script writer editor and Soderbergh himself clearly don t know the difference between natural medicine which is very likely a powerful and important skill that Western cultures have lost and homeopathy which is a load of old bollocks talking of people with a lot of films out at the moment which we were in relation to Justin Timberlake earlier smoulderingly uncertain Canadian boy man and recently crowned king of the feminists Ryan Gosling has been busy with three films out this year equalling last and more projects slated for next given that i missed and have no plans to catch up with Crazy Stupid Love and i ve missed both the preview screening of The Ides of March last week and each screening since it opened Drive is currently the only of this year s Gosling triple to hit my eyes Drive is a sleek slow stylish and brilliant pulp drama about a man whose mad drivin skillz experience using them for getaways and simple desire to quietly and respectfully please pretty women are destined to carry him into a messy world of crime and violence the icecool guy who s involved with the criminal underworld but somehow floats above its vagaries because of an autistic like obsession with efficiency conceit as i like to call it is pretty old hat but it s

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  • Lars von Trier | reallyquitetired
    of its impending destruction Jack Bauer as you can imagine is not up for dying but this time he loses depression which the film implicitly interprets as a palpable sense of the pointlessness and fragility of existence is therefore not affliction but liberation from a shared delusion which whether or not von Trier knows it is actually a version of rather well worn trope if we substitute depression for madness the performances and the visual style are strong and i found the film poignant even if the message is predictably bleak now that her stint as Mrs Spiderman has passed Kirsten Dunst is finally making good on the sophisticated potential of her performances in Interview with the Vampire and The Virgin Suicides like Emily Watson Breaking The Waves but unlike Nicole Kidman Dogville Bryce Dallas Howard Manderlay or Charlotte Gainsbourg Antichrist Dunst has a natural air of fragility which in the hands of someone like von Trier evoked probably deliberately a paternalistic dread in me as it is she receives far less rough treatment than Watson as a fellow MDD sufferer i disagree with von Trier on the nature of depression but i admired this film and would recommend it however if you haven t and can see Antichrist first Contagion as you will probably have already figured is part limp closet racist disaster movie part menacing public information film yes germs are coming to get us all and a bit like the collapse of the global economy ah i get it they will highlight and make fools of impotent politics and hamstrung bureaucracy in the process if you re imagining a whirlwind of microscopes hazmat suits and large screen maps in command centres gradually going red as the spread of a virus is modelled over time then prepare to be utterly unsurprised if you also assumed that with the so called Arab Spring muddying the waters of American popular discourse on the Middle East the threat would likely originate from carelessnesses in China the new economic superpower then you madamsir are flying high what s more if you d also wager that Jude Law would probably be able to do a passable Australian accent then damn you fell at the final hurdle why Steven Soderburgh who i still think of as a solid director got involved in this mess i have no idea although if he s trying to steer his career in a more Tony Scott direction then perhaps that covers it if it s true that some films however pedestrian the concept or ropey the screenplay are lifted to a higher plane simply by virtue of the quality of cast then this film would seem a decent candidate for that phenomenon however despite the valiant efforts of Damon Winslet Cotillard Fishburne Paltrow and Bryan in everything right now Cranston Jude Law failed to meet the requirement in the previous sentence Contagion remains barely passable setting Jude Law s abomination of a performance to one side the biggest problem for Contagion is not that it s clichéd or that it s heavy handed big lead lined hazmat gloves heavy handed but that it s boring what s more there are repeated attempts to raise ethical issues concerning entitlement to information treatment immunisation but the characters concerned are so thin and the emotional bonds between them so weak that i couldn t have cared less who lived or died although as a Soderbergh fan this film disappointed me its many failings are largely unimportant there are two things however that struck me as genuinely problematic 1 the way in which it will regardless of Soderbergh s intention play into as much as confront the widespread culture of fear mongering that plagues the US and increasingly UK media and 2 the fact that at one point Lawrence Fishburne s character when challenged during a TV news item about the effectiveness of a widely available but unrecommended natural medicine Forsythia reluctantly admits the potential benefits of homeopathy this might sound insignificant but the role of Forsythia whose effectiveness is downplayed by the government in order to encourage a larger up take of a vaccine that in the opinion of the hero sceptical journalist played by Jude Law is the result of a lucrative deal with a big pharmaceutical company is rhetorically significant there is no really clear cut message in the film but a general theme about political incompetence is reinforced by the way the potential remedy is used in a sense Forsythia is the closest thing the film has to a hero and that is why it s so annoying that Lawrence Fishburne the script writer editor and Soderbergh himself clearly don t know the difference between natural medicine which is very likely a powerful and important skill that Western cultures have lost and homeopathy which is a load of old bollocks talking of people with a lot of films out at the moment which we were in relation to Justin Timberlake earlier smoulderingly uncertain Canadian boy man and recently crowned king of the feminists Ryan Gosling has been busy with three films out this year equalling last and more projects slated for next given that i missed and have no plans to catch up with Crazy Stupid Love and i ve missed both the preview screening of The Ides of March last week and each screening since it opened Drive is currently the only of this year s Gosling triple to hit my eyes Drive is a sleek slow stylish and brilliant pulp drama about a man whose mad drivin skillz experience using them for getaways and simple desire to quietly and respectfully please pretty women are destined to carry him into a messy world of crime and violence the icecool guy who s involved with the criminal underworld but somehow floats above its vagaries because of an autistic like obsession with efficiency conceit as i like to call it is pretty old hat but it s revived in

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