Our favorite poetess Patricia again decides to share her emotions with MEMO. We are once again grateful, it’s a great present for us and for our readers. On this occasion she faced a difficult proof, a very serious and deep movie of 2011 from the Hungarian director Béla Tarr, ‘The Turin Horse’. Bela and the screenwriter László Krasznahorkai with this movie have concluded something that might be called an apocalyptic trilogy.
Many film critics (and other viewers) compare the current 3D-movies to the beginning of film history, when the moving pictures were just another sensation for carnival magicians. Martin Scorsese puts this comparison in his award-winning ‘Hugo’ together, when he tells a story from the early times of cinema by using the new (and in this case well done) 3D-technique of our days.
You really should go to cinema and watch ‘Drive’, the US-debut by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. There are many reasons to pay the ticket for this movie: one is the next-to-perfect-performances by Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, second the excellent soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti and last but not least the brilliant directing that Refn already showed in movies like ‘Bleeder’ or ‘Valhalla Rising’.
When acclaimed Michael Fassbender performed for Steve McQueen’s debut ‘Hunger’, he embodied a guy, that hungers to death. In ‘Shame’, the director’s second film, Fassbender is again the body centers of the plot, but this time it’s because of his character’s sex addiction.
Alfred Hitchcock is certainly not an unexplored subject for those involved in cinema but there is no need to be an expert in the field to get in touch with his movies or his life. The opening sentence of the famous biography devoted to the English director, written by John Russell Taylor, reminds us that while everything has been said about Hitchcock, it is not enough: “Two facts are obvious: everyone knows Alfred Hitchcock and nobody knows him.”
Berlin in these days of February is covered by snow and the windows of the great modern buildings of Potsdamer Platz glow of lights. The immaculate stage of the Berlinale, the great cultural representation now in its sixty second year, has the windows of the towering skyscrapers glinting in the dark frames of metal and reflects the large, colorful film posters that cover the entire city, teeming with tourists and lovers of the good cinema.
A dream, a nightmare. The doctor, the beauty, the devil and a choice. A metaphysical scenery, the absolute victory of the beauty and of youth above all others temptations, the constant desire, the motion of souls that produce strong energies and concatenations of events. A world seen as a closed box full of turpitudes and imperfections, misery and diseases. That girl is the answer in order to escape from that terrible reality, to sell your soul is the choice in order to have her and her love.