Advent calendar - 21 - Furry!

Monday, December 21. 2009

Experiencing this cold weather you surely need something to keep you warm! So I bring you Erwin Pelzig with his Franconian humor to warm your heart! Vorne ist verdammt weit weg. Teaser video after the break, movie in your DVD-shelf.

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Advent calendar - 19 - Hundstage

Saturday, December 19. 2009

Jay presents in our DVD-shelf today: Hundstage, the Austrian movie, which won the price of the Jury at the film festival in Venice in 2001. It is an episodic movie about pretty people dealing with the pretty hot days in July/August in Austria (I'm still dreaming of a summer holiday).
"Wer diesen Film gesehen hat, wird ihn nicht mehr vergessen, egal ob er ihn geliebt oder gehasst hat."

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Advent calendar - 14 - Love me, If You Dare

Monday, December 14. 2009

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Advent calendar - 11 - Soloalbum

Friday, December 11. 2009

So know guess where I have hidden the DVD for you ;-)

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Advent calendar - 8 - Flickan som lekte med elden

Tuesday, December 8. 2009

Since you like Sweden and Swedish movies, i have acquired this one for you. DVD is hidden just beneath the Weltbild-voucher on the witheboard!

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The 80th Academy Awards – Impressions

Monday, February 25. 2008

For cineasts around the world, tonight was the night. Since I didn’t have to work this morning I took the chance and started watching the show broadcasted through Pro7. The red carpet show produced by Pro7 themselves really impressed me. The reporter was well informed and got a lot of interesting stars to short interviews. Of course the format only allows some small talk but I wouldn’t consider it as too shallow. Unluckily Pro7 didn’t continue until the show started, but got the last 30 minutes of the red carpet show from ABC. ABC broadcasting the whole event of course had several correspondents all around the venue and did good work in cutting from one to another.

The American Comedian John Stewart has been hosting the show, and continued the vivid impression with an interesting opening speech including some elements about the author’s strike and the presidential election campaign. But after he was done the award went to a tiresome trot. Since the format has been really restricted through the last years, there was no way out of this. Mentioning restrictions I’m talking about the rigid time restrictions for winners to say there thanks (after a certain amount of time music will be played, which becomes louder after another while), also censoring aspects (after some political statements in the past, a winner mentioning something in this direction would have been muted). Also due to the time restriction the interaction between the person handing over the award, and the winner was limited to a short handshake, or greeting kisses. So banalities like Spanish actor Javier Bardem (He won the award “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role” for “No country for Old Men”) saying some thanks in Spanish grew to something special. I really was missing something special about the award show. The music performances taken from one of the nominated soundtracks really bored me and there were no big surprises on nominees and winners. Although I got to admit, that I support the view of the SPON article, I really would have loved to see Ellen Page winning the award fot “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role”, she did really, really a terrific job playing Juno. To see an overview of winners and nominees, I suggest to visit Imdb's Oscar-Page.

I think the Academy Awards are a good example, that a show targeting a large audience, and trying to meet the requirements for different groups in such an audience is hard to assemble. For me this requirements matching has been overachieved by the creators. I feel like years ago the Academy Awards where more targeted to this cineastic community of the academy. Dominated by progressive people the show has already been good for some surprises. But at the moment my impression is, that the show matching too many requirements became pabulum. Sad, sad.

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Holding out for a hero

Thursday, December 20. 2007

This is a hell of a cover song!

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Helden des Campus - Episode

Monday, November 19. 2007

A quick one for my early readers: The first episode of the series "Helden des Campus" about which I wrote earlier, is available online now! I got to admit, that I'm really delighted. Quite professional for an amateur production :-).

The first episode shows main actor Daniel making is first steps towards personal freedom by finding a flat (of course it comes with nice flat mates). And of course getting really wasted at a party there on the very first evening - with all its consequences. Stereotypes?

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