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mbahtarno on 11/01/2018 at 08:41AM

Critiques du film La Marche de l'empereur

From FilmFrancais

"La marche de l'empereur" se laisse regarder sans prétentions aucune, avec le seul désir de nous faire partager une passion: celle de l'auteur. On peut certes souligner que ce dernier a dû, avec son équipe, passer une légère année dans un froid (entre -40 et -90° celcius) constant pour voler quelques images assez sublimes.L'histoire pourrait se résumer en quelques lignes, car rien n'est vraiment complexe, mais pour la première fois un pseudo reportage devient une épopée.On se plaît donc à découvrir avec lenteur cette fresque polaire, mais avec un certaine fraicheure aussi. Si on est certes dérouté dans les premières minutes par l'alliance avec les compositions d'Emilie Simon, c'est pour mieux se faire surprendre par la suite. En effet le film prend une forme inhabituelle qui finalement s'écarte du documentaire. Le tout obtient une certaine unité magique, émouvante, drôle et tragique au fur et à mesure de son avancement.Là où le film pêche, et beaucoup vous le diront, c'est l'ajout de la voix-off. En effet quelques trois personnes parlent pour toute la communauté manchot, illustrant femme, homme et enfant. Dommage que cela prenne un ton plutôt niais et risible. Cela fait certes office de repères, pour rendre moins flou le comportement de ces bêtes, cela n'empêche pas de trouver surprenant, presque navrant le résultat.Certes, la technique rattrape cette lacune, pour finalement nous offrir un documentaire digne d'interêt. Un documentaire qui prend son temps, avouns-le. Mais cette chronologie est investie dans un travail graphique où l'image joue avec le son, où chaque plan est une composition et où visiblement le réalisateur s'est fait plaisir.Il en est de même pour nous.

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Lemon_Yellow_Hayes on 07/01/2018 at 03:02PM

Lemon Yellow Hayes Music Featured in Award-Winning Documentary

The production company of legendary film maker Nico Mastorakis reached out to me in December of 2017 asking if they could use my song '1990-Something Part II' in their recently released and award-winning documentary entitled Mykonos, The Soul of an Island. In the production company's own words..

"This feature documentary is about the most controversial island of the Mediterranean. It’s spectacular but bitter, entertaining but critical, fun to watch yet investigative, sarcastic but emotional. It explores all slices of life, in the four months of the summer, when two million visitors come and go, five-star beach bars gross a million euros a day, busboys make $4,000 a month and tips distributed to the staff exceed one million. Mykonos of the filthy rich, the hordes of celebrities, the drugs, the deaths and the dark side where lawlessness rules. The film is not a travelogue, it delves deeply into the world of the high rollers, their excesses and extremities and the island’s total takeover by the “new colonialists.”

I knew that the Mykonos landscape was beautiful but I had no idea that human element was so decadent. Knowing that '1990-Something Part II' is kind dark musically, I asked how the song was going to be used. They explained that they wanted to use it "to underscore the darker elements of Mykonos". Regardless of the amount of sunshine in Mykonos, this is as close to the dark side as I ever want to get.

Those interested in purchasing the DVD can find it here on eBay.

8-6-18 Update: I finally got to see the video. I sat through over an hour of some of the darkest highlights of Mykonos and my song was nowhere to be found. At an hour and six minutes the song finally started. It turns out that they decided to use it for the back drop of a montage paparazzi footage. The song played for well over two minutes with no talking which was kind of nice because every other bit of music that was heard in the video had narration over the music.

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dhf510 on 11/15/2017 at 10:32PM

Manifest Destiny, the film

Manifest Destiny was a labor of love. Or of falling out of love. I funneled my emotions from a turbulent time of self-reflection into an album that I feel deeply connected to. If nothing else I think one can say that it’s sincere. Along the way I felt the urge to document moments that captured the mood of the record, which turned into snapshots of each song and eventually what I have to present to you now: Manifest Destiny, the film. It’s somewhere between a home movie and an art film; just as experimental as the album. These are vague allusions to the memories that inspired these songs meant for background play as you listen to the album.

You can watch/listen to it here:

Thank you.

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DreamMovieWatcher on 11/14/2017 at 08:32AM

Review of Film 'District 9'

I am a fan of different movies and TV series and I prefer to watch them at Dreamfilmen online. Last time I watched 'District 9' and I want to express my opinion towards it.

THIS IS AN AMAZING FILM. But only if you like guns, aliens, sci-fi etc..., definitely more one for the boys! The premise of the film is that an alien spaceship has made its home over Johannesburg, and the aliens (or prawns as they're known), start settling in slums.

The human residents get a bit peaved by this, and try and evict them, when something bad happens to one of the guys leading the eviction. I don't want to spoil the plot, but the story that unfolds henceforth is fantastic. The special effects are great, but the guns are really something else. If there's one bad point to it, it's that the special effects team do go about OTT with exploding humans.

There's an underlying subplot that shows that despite what people look like, we can work together to help each other. The way that the film is shot is also interesting - it's starts out being filmed a bit like a documentary, but about halfway through (and you don't even notice it) it turns into a normal film.

I would disagree with previous sentiments that this is a film only for science fiction fans. I watched it recently to see what all the fuss was about and i have to say i liked it much more than i thought i would. And i'm not a science fiction fan. I have never really been a fan of the whole alien genre but i this film was sufficiently multi-layered and there are several different messages you can take away from it. 

I think i liked it because it surprised me. It has it's comedy moments and there is a love story running through it, albeit in the background. I loved the way the film was shot and the fact that it was quite anti-hollywood, i.e. the main character wasn't particularly likeable and no-one had gleaming white teeth and cheesy one-liners (there were some quite cheesy moments however). I would recommend this film to anyone, those who think they wouldn't like it might be surprised.

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ange on 07/10/2013 at 12:49PM

Music for Video: Welcome Wizard Featured in Vimeo Staff Pick

When filmmaker Jesse Brass first stumbled upon the Faux Fetus artist Welcome Wizard, he discovered three seperate tracks that helped him profile a painter and her work. The first song "MLU" had an energy, demonstrating how passion can spark interest. To show the seriousness of the artwork, he was drawn to a dark and contemplative track called "Sheep Asleep." For the closing track, "Twelve Diseases," he found the motion and movement, "helped emphasize that her career is ahead of her and helps inspire people in the closing of her story."

His profile of how painter Melanie Norris sees beauty was recently selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, and his next project about Toronto artists is currently up on Kickstarter. To find more Creative Commons Attribution tracks from Welcome Wizard, you can find their artist page here.

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