Saturday, February 20, 2010

my top ten best pictures so far...


in a dawn of men, a primate smashes its own species with a bone as a weapon, throws it into the vast blue sky , drops down, and suddenly becoming a modern spaceship floating in dark starry space in the next scene. This magnificent science fiction (or i'd rather say, science speculation is a more proper term) masterpiece lets the audience to be drown into Johann Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz transcendental tune, along with the whimsical Ligeti's Requiem and Atmospheres as well as Richard Strauss' Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Following the music, this space opera will encapsulate the audience and transport them into the four acts segments of human evolution's stages, from the dawn of men, mission to the moon, the jupiter mission, and most importantly, the psychedelic trip to the jupiter and beyond; along with the appearance of the long-debated controversial black monolith throughout the film. This movie definitely will draw various perceptions from each viewers. It may be just simply a space travel experience, or it may be a complex extra-terrestrial God intervention conspiracy, or even can be a horrific speculation of technology takes over human life. However, as what has been stated in the last line of Jack Arnold's The Incredible Shrinking Man (1956), "To God, There is no Zero"

2. Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

3. Persona (1966), Ingmar Bergman

4. Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959) , Francois Truffaut

5. Ladri di Bicyclette (1948), Vittorio de Sica

6. Trainspotting (1996), Danny Boyle

7. Star Wars : Empire Strikes Back (1982), Irvine Keshner

8. Schindler's List (1993), Steven Spielberg

9. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Rober Wiene

10. Les Enfants du Paradise (1945), Michael Carne

not in the list , but still in the list :

1. A Clockwork Orange
2. The Seventh Seal
3. Vivre Sa Vie
4. Metropolis
5. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings
6. Monthy Phyton : Holy Grail
7. Vivre Sa Vie
8. Paths of Glory
9. Roma Citta Aperta
10. The General

sorry, cameron, no place for your blue pandora creatures on my list.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cahier du Cinema on Ingmar

“The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean team-work. One is always alone; on the set as before the blank page. And for Bergman, to be alone means to ask questions. And to make films means to answer them. Nothing could be more classically romantic.”

— Jean-Luc Godard, “Bergmanorama,”
Cahiers du cinéma (July 1958)

Sunday, January 31, 2010


oh has the world changed, or have i changed?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

wishlist. for christmas

1. Gneral Grievous premium format exclusive by sideshow

2. Silver Surfer BOWEN DESIGN CHROME version

3. Mary Jane Sideshow comiquette

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

"woman was god's second mistake", Nietzsche the MAN

One day, after nearly an eternity in the Garden of Eden, Adam dials up God and says; "Lord, I have a problem" "What's the problem, Adam?" God replies. "Lord, I know you created me and have provided for me and surrounded me with this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, but I'm just not happy." "Why is that, Adam?", comes the reply from the heavens. "Lord, I know that you created this place for me, with all this lovely food and all of the beautiful animals, but I'm lonely." "The sheep and I do not speak the same language." "Well Adam, in that case I have the perfect solution. I shall create a WOMAN for you" "Forgive me, Lord, but what is a WOMAN?" "This WOMAN will be the most intelligent, sensitive, caring and beautiful creature I have ever created. She will be so intelligent that she can figure out what you want before you want it. She will be so sensitive and caring that she will know your every mood and how to make you happy. Her beauty will rival that of the heavens and earth. She will unquestioningly care for your every need and desire. She will be the perfect companion for you." Replies the heavenly voice. "Sounds great to me." says Adam. "She will be great, as is with all things I create, well except for the Platypus, but Adam.........." "Yes Lord." "This is going to cost you." "How much will this WOMAN cost me Lord?" Adam replies. "She'll cost you your right arm,..... your right leg,..... an eye and an ear,... and........... your left testicle." Adam ponders this for some time. Then with a look of deep though and concern still etched on his face Adam says, "Ehhhh, what can I get for a rib?" And we all know the answer to that don't we? grin..