Thought of the Day: Love and Jean Moreau

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Jules et Jim (1962) – dir. Francois Truffaut

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MADAME MOREAU.

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And, because everyone’s eyes deserve a feast AND, because love deserves to last for more than a moment:

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Lift to the Scaffold (1958) – dir. Louis Malle

HAS CINEMA EVER LOOKED (OR SOUNDED) BETTER THAN THIS?

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New Releases: 12th and 19th January

12th:

NIGHT MOVES:

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WAKOLDA:

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SLEEPLESS NIGHT:

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE SEASON 5:

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19th:

A MOST WANTED MAN:

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BOYHOOD:

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GIVER:

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THE RIOT CLUB:

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OBVIOUS CHILD:

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VERY GOOD GIRLS:

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WISH I WAS HERE:

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The Subtle Symmetry of the Entire Dark Knight Trilogy

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My readers deserve a better class of article. And I’m gonna give it to ‘em.

You will never look at Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy the same. This one is a real doozy. Remember my Cinematic Chiasmus on the entire Back to the Future Trilogy? This makes that one look like child’s play.

I am going to show how meticulously crafted Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises are that they perfectly mirror each other from beginning to end. I’ll discuss all of the points at which they intersect and then explain the significance of this chiasmus at the end.

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He has a way with words

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Werner Herzog’s special message to one and all.

Have a very Herzog New Year – perhaps even celebrate with a tattoo of the man himself:

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..or maybe it’s best to get better acquainted with his work first. Now is the time then to remind yourself of the masterpieces – which is handy as a new WERNER HERZOG COLLECTION has just been issued by the BFI on DVD – especially as perhaps you’d rather design your own Herzog-inspired tat. A massive Kinski-Fitzcarraldo face on your back, perhaps?

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 Or perhaps a penguin, tragically walking in the wrong direction…

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Or not. As you prefer. The films are still worth watching..

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The 18 film box set includes the kind of excellent special features you’d expect from the BFI and a booklet full of articles etc.

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 No there isn’t.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Do NOT restate your assumptions

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Pi (1998) – dir. Darren Aronofsky

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New Releases: 29th December and 5th January

29th December:

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP:

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SEX TAPE:

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LUCY:

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GOD’S POCKET:

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LET’S BE COPS:

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MILLION DOLLAR ARM:

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AS ABOVE SO BELOW:

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5th January:

THE GUEST:

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THE GRAND SEDUCTION:

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THE ROVER:

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LIFE OF CRIME:

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 THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:

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 Name the film and win yourself a highly coveted smile from a Video City staff member of your choice (please note that Dixie is away at the moment). As if that weren’t enough, we are also giving away free pats on the back. And, yes, you can have one of those special ‘yes, you are the cleverest one of all’ looks. Ok, and you can also have one of our Video City tote bags to swing into the New Year. Just take it all, why don’t you??

The Viennese Teardrop: Luise Rainer in The Great Ziegfeld

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Rainer_ZiegfeldWe lost a legend yesterday when Luise Rainer passed away at age 104.

The first actor to win 2 Academy Awards in consecutive years—for The Great Ziegfeld (1936), then for The Good Earth (1937)—she deprecated her talent, calling herself “the world’s worst actress.” I think she was being more than a tad harsh.

Apart from her double Oscar triumph, Rainer is best remembered for rejecting Hollywood at the height of her career. Frustrated with the identity dictated to her by MGM and annoyed by the shallowness of Tinseltown, she dropped her contract. She explained her decision in an interview years later, “I felt very uncomfortable on that pedestal. I was not groomed for that outer life… It all didn’t fit quite with what I wanted to do in life. And I needed to leave, to save myself. And that is what happened.”

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Rainer and Louis B. Mayer, who reportedly told her…

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