Archive for June, 2009
Farrah Fawcett , icon of 70-th, then the best known her role was in television series “Charlie’s Angels”. Actress died in Los Angeles hospital surrounded by friends and family after long and exhausting battle with a cancer.
Actress died in Los Angeles hospital surrounded by friends and family after long and exhausting battle with a cancer.
Shortly after Ryan O’Neal long time love, Farrah Fawcett passed away at the age of 62 on June 25, 2009.
“This is all he wants to do is be with her,” Walters said of O’Neal.
Earlier this week it was revealed that O’Neal planned to marry Fawcett, who has been battling cancer for three years.
“I’ve asked her to marry me, again, and she’s agreed,” an emotional O’Neal told Walters.
O’Neal, 68, and Fawcett had been romantically involved off-and-on since 1982. The couple had a son together but never married.
Brigitte Bardot is one of the most beautiful woman of the 20 century. She was an international sex symbol who starred in a series of hit films such as The Girl in the Bikini, Un acte d’amour (1953), Dear Brigitte (1965) and more that 70 films.
This is a video fragments you can see her in famous Et Dieu Créa la Femme (1956) where she is so young and so incredible charming.
Here is a short biography taken from www.imdb.com:
Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934, in Paris, France. Her father had an engineering degree and worked with his father in the family business. Her mother was 14 years younger than Brigitte’s father and they married in 1933. Brigitte’s mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance, and she proved to be very adept at it. By the time she was 15 Brigitte was trying a modeling career, and found herself in the French magazine “Elle”. Her incredible beauty readily apparent, Brigitte next tried films. In 1952 she appeared on screen for the first time as Javotte Lemoine in Le trou normand (1952). Two more films followed and it was also the same year she married Roger Vadim. The two had known each other years earlier and she wanted to marry him when she was 17, but her parents quashed any marriage plans until she turned 18. The union lasted only five years. Capitalizing on her success in French films, she made her first US production in 1953 in Un acte d’amour (1953) with Kirk Douglas, but she continued to make films in France. Brigitte’s explosive sexuality took the US by storm, and the effect she had on millions of American men who hadn’t seen a woman like her in a long, long time–if ever–was electric. took the US by storm, her explosive sexuality being unlike anything seen in the US since the days of the “flapper” in the 1920s. rise to the phrase “sex kitten” and fascination of her in the US consisted of magazines photographs and dubbed over French films–good, bad or indifferent, her films drew audiences–mainly men–into theaters like lemmings. In 1965 she appeared as herself in the American-made Dear Brigitte (1965) with James Stewart (she only appeared in one scene). Just before she turned 40, Brigitte retired from movies after filming L’histoire très bonne et très joyeuse de Colinot Trousse-Chemise (1973).
No doubt this film must be watched by everyone. Just watch and turn the facts you are discovering over in your mind.
Partly Cloudy, the latest short film from Pixar, has found its way online. Screenings of the film will precede Pixar’s upcoming Cannes-selected blockbuster Up (released in Australia in September) but those who can’t wait can watch it here. Like all Pixar’s shorts, Partly Cloudy is an adorable little tale, based on the premise that everybody knows where babies come from – storks! – but nobody knows where storks get them from.
They are in fact sculpted and brought to life by cloud people (duh) such as Gus (pictured) but instead of creating the cute things his cloud colleagues make (babies, kittens, puppies etc) Gus can only create dangerous babies like crocodiles, porcupines and rams. This poses delivery challenges for his stork partner, Peck, who longs for a sweeter dealer. It’s a class act: thoughtfully made and gorgeously animated.
William K.L. Dickson experimental Sound Film, 1894 The earliest known sound film. You can see Dickson standing in the background there.
W. K-L. Dickson is a key figure in the practical development of cinematography. He was born in France of English-Scottish parents, and emigrated to the United States in 1879. Joining Thomas Edison in 1883, he quickly rose to become one of his senior associates. Work on motion pictures began in 1888, and continued – with many interruptions – for several years.
After many experiments, Dickson captured scenes of real life with his camera, and reproduce them through his invention, called the Kinetoscope. Unfortunatelly the invention wasn’t complete but Dickson kept experimenting and made this short wilm, which became the first
step in legendary history pf cinema.
The New York Times published the list of the most popular movies calculated among NYTimes.com readers. Here is the list. I must confess that cant brag of watching all of them but maybe it is worth to? There is the list:
1.The Hangover(2009, Todd Phillips, Todd Phillips, R) In “The Hangover,” Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis incarnate familiar masculine stereotypes in ways that manage to be moderately fresh.
2.Up(2009, Pete Docter, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Bob Peterson, PG) In its opening stretch the new Pixar movie “Up” flies high, borne aloft by a sense of creative flight and a flawlessly realized love story.
3.Away We Go(2009, Sam Mendes, Sam Mendes, R) “Away We Go” is about the flight from adulthood, from engagement, from responsibility, even as it cleverly disguises itself as a search for all those things.
4.Land of the Lost(2009, Brad Silberling, Brad Silberling, PG-13) The only marginally interesting, if unsurprising, thing about “Land of the Lost” is that a lot of money has been spent on yet another cultural throwaway.
5.Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs(2009, Michael Thurmeier, Carlos Saldanha, NR) 6.My Life in Ruins(2009, Donald Petrie, Donald Petrie, PG-13) “My Life in Ruins,” Nia Vardalos’s first movie in five years, might as well be titled “How Georgia Got Her Kefi Back.”
7.It Might Get Loud(2008, Davis Guggenheim, NR) 8.Star Trek(2009, J.J. Abrams, PG-13) “Star Trek,” the latest spinoff from the influential TV show, is a testament to television’s power as mythmaker.
9.Summer Hours(2008, Olivier Assayas, NR) “Summer Hours,” in spite of its potentially dowdy subject matter, is packed nearly to bursting with rich meaning and deep implication.
10.Planet 51(2008, Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad, Marcos Martinez, NR) 11.24 City(2008, Jia Zhang-ke, NR) The actors in “24 City,” an experimental fiction-nonfiction hybrid, bring their own existential realities to their short, touching performances.
12.Food, Inc.(2008, Robert Kenner, PG) 13.Angels & Demons(2009, Ron Howard, PG-13) “Angels & Demons,” without being particularly good, is nonetheless far less hysterical than “The Da Vinci Code.”
14.Drag Me to Hell(2009, Sam Raimi, Sam Raimi, PG-13) “Drag Me to Hell” has a tonic playfulness that’s unabashedly retro, an indulgent return to Sam Raimi’s goofy, gooey roots.
15.Downloading Nancy(2008, Johan B. Renck, Johan B. Renck, NR) “Downloading Nancy” is a nasty exploitation flick tarted up with art-house actors and psychobabble.
16.Terminator Salvation(2009, McG, PG-13) “Terminator Salvation” feels both comfortable with its limitations and justly proud of its accomplishments.
17.Seraphine(2008, Martin Provost, NR) The energies of Séraphine are devoted to examining the alchemy by which perception is transformed into vision.
18.The Art of Being Straight(2008, Jesse Rosen, Jesse Rosen, NR) Professional and sexual identities are up for grabs in “The Art of Being Straight,” an unpretentious dramedy of postcollege confusion.
19.Herb & Dorothy(2008, Megumi Sasaki, NR) The documentary “Herb & Dorothy” looks at how one middle-class couple became the owners of a prized art collection.
20.Moon(2008, Duncan Jones, R) 21.He’s Just Not That Into You(2009, Ken Kwapis, Ken Kwapis, PG-13) Imagine an action flick in which the hero spends the entire movie chasing the villain without the satisfaction of smashing his enemy to smithereens.
22.Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian(2009, Shawn Levy, PG) The paradox of “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” is that a movie so bursting with novelty can feel so utterly familiar.
23.Tetro(2009, Francis Ford Coppola, NR) 24.Igor(2008, Tony Leondis, PG) There’s scant reward for sitting through “Igor,” an animated twist on the Frankenstein story that never sparks to life.
25.The Girlfriend Experience(2009, Steven Soderbergh, R) “The Girlfriend Experience” has a sleek, tailored look appropriate to its setting, which is the moneyed precincts of Manhattan at the height of the recent gilded age.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Sam Witwicky again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Sequel and War
Running Time: 2 hr. 24 min.
Release Date: June 24th, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material.
Megan Fox, Transformers Sequel Take Over Tokyo
In the latest issue of Esquire, Fox says: “I’m just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores. It’s just there. It’s something I don’t have to turn on.”
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
The romantic best-seller-based blockbuster that made pale and brooding the new black.
The Dark Knight
Directed by Christopher Nolan
A sophisticated and disturbingly dark follow-up to its Batman Begins predecessor.
.High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Directed by Kenny Ortega
A fun look at high school as only Disney could imagine it: dancing, singing and easy solutions to non-problems.
Directed by Jon Favreau
The marvelous Marvel Comic inspired fantasy that showcases a flawed hero with a good heart.
Directed by Danny Boyle
An illiterate kid from Mumbai slums dominates the local version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with ease. It reads like a fairy tale, but is a movie haunted by a brutal reality.
My favorite films and all around that