Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Ribbon Head

Here's a drawing of AnnaLynne that I did based on a photo I took of her. In an ideal world, she would be the Grace Kelly to my Alfred Hitchcock.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Children of Men

Children of Men is a powerful piece of filmmaking. Along with Pan’s Labyrinth, it’s the best film of 2006. The film takes place in the future where humans all of a sudden can no longer procreate.

Alfonso CuarĂ³n is a master filmmaker. He uses several long, complex, continuous shots which brings you into his film world and heightens the intensity. It is a amazing use of mise-en-scene which shows you what a brilliant artist Cuaron is. I don’t recall seeing him do such shots in his other films and it is a bravura move here.

Clive Owen continues to show me that ever since I first saw him in those BMW short films that he is a actor worthy of praise. He plays a character who initially is just going through the motions of life. Purpose is all of a sudden thrust upon him and he sees there may be hope for humanity.

I was awed by this film. I see so many movies in a year that are bad or mediocre that whenever I see one that moves me and shows me what great art film can be, it just intensifies the flame inside me to make such films as well.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006