- “If we are gonna perform Inception then we need imagination.”
You know the euphoria feeling that gets you every time after watching a good film and then getting out of cinema, right? Sometimes it always sticks in your mind for a while. It could be about the interesting plot, joking or romantic dialogue, the performance, or the moral story. You know what makes Christopher Nolan’s different? For me, it leaves me forever in my brain and I can’t even let it go.
Everyone who knows me better knows that I’m a huge fan of his. I mean every single works of him. I remember I saw Insomnia first at junior high school. At that time, I wasn’t familiar with his name. There’re Al Pacino, Robin Williams, & Hillary Swank that made me. And I also often got insomnia too (not anymore since I have my wife to sleep beside me every night wkwkwkkk), so that title really interested me at that time.
“You musn’t be affraid to dream a little bigger, darling!”
Then I saw Batman Begins. For the first time I started to like Batman as a serious superhero in an unexpected way. The Dark Knight officially becomes my most favorite superhero film all the time till now. Memento really knocked my mind out, so did The Prestige. Inception was indescribably breathtaking, maybe this is the only Nolan’s I’ve already watched more than 10 times. It’s the best original sci-fi film I’ve ever seen. Following and The Dark Knight Rises were his next films I saw in order. And the spectacular Interstellar was what I saw at the last.
How can everyone say this is boring?? Maybe they just don’t get into sci-fi genre.
It’s unquestionable that he always does everything profoundly in all his phenomenal films. Intrigue script, unpredictable plot, epic action, and warm ending are his characteristics. And what I like most is his philosophy meaningful dialogue. Some are too complicated to digest, some are actually simpler, and some just strike at the heart. No wonder, English Literature was his major at University College London. I guess that is his capacity which he should be good at for sure.
Well, let me show you my most favorite quotes of his:
Alejandro González Iñárritu has successfully raised his awareness level of the difficulty in making a great pretentious cinema. I’ll take his statements –“Guys, this is the movie we are doing. If we fall, we fail.”– here as the most challenging film he’s ever made.
This is absolutely breathtaking in kind of different way. From the maestro behind one of the most powerful drama, Amores Perros, I may say that the true definition of masterpiece cinema has been already created. Iñárritu’s anti mainstream direction surely amazed me more this time. I still remember the way he did me through his previous works before –21 Grams, Babel, & Biutiful-, however when I saw this, I almost chose not to blink my eyes deliberately, not even just once, only to witness how long the scene would take place and survive without any cut since the first minute.
I actually don’t wanna talk much about this film right now. Yeah, it’s recommended for sure. The way Stephen Hawking deals with his worse condition and also the way Jane, his wife, compromises on her feeling to stand by her own family are really inspiring and heartbreaking. It’s such a good biography film with one important message: where there is life, there is always hope. And before I continue, how genuine performances here from both Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones!
What I notice and like most from this film is nothing but the score. It’s composed beautifully by an Iceland Composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson. It’s my first time enjoying his work. He has created the score of Dennis Villeneuve’s Prisoners too, but I didn’t notice too much or maybe nothing special about his score at that time.
One of my most favorite composer..can you guess who he is? See the answer in my number 1 my most favorite score below.
After original songs, now I would like to share my most favorite original score. Basically, score is orchestrate or arrange (a piece of music), typically for a specified instrument or instruments. Just like original songs, I also collect some good scores from movies which I often play it during my jogging. Sometimes I prefer to listen score than song. Here we are my collection of original score from motion pictures in order of most played.
Clearly I don’t follow an update of new popular song. I never know whose song is happening in every week or every month. Shortly, I have no any idea about song.
Clearly I’m a movie freak. Some good movies have some good songs too or we are familiar to call it as a soundtrack. Some song is too good in representing the story of the film itself. When I listen to this kind of song, the incredible moments within the movie just fill my mind for a moment. And it feels different for me and brings something to remember and imagine when I do that. Sometimes I don’t have any idea who the singer is or how their face is. Their voice and the story of the film, those are what matter for me. It seems I should watch the movie first in order to be able to enjoy the song. Ah..whatever
So when I talk about music with my friends, we definitely don’t get it each other. Because I just know about soundtrack meanwhile my friends know a lot about the popular song which I don’t.
Right now I would like to share some original songs from motion picture that really touch my heart and sometimes I keep listening to them in my jogging or my journey to some place. Check them out:
25. The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice (Closer)
An outstanding song that explains the tagline of this movie “If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking”.
“..and so it is.. the shorter story..no love, no glory.. no hero in her skies..”
Furious 7 *still on next year, guys*
This is my third update of my personal film record. Basically, it’s just some lists of the good films I’ve seen so far to remember of. I divide them into 4 categories: 1. Masterpiece, 2. Best, 3. Better, and 4. Just for Fun. For more information, you can check it out here and here. Maybe if you wanna look for a good film to see, you can check my recommendations here.
Saya sudah lupa kapan terakhir kali saya sangat menikmati film Indonesia. Maksud kata ‘menikmati’ itu benar-benar terhipnotis masuk ke dalam semua aspek penting dalam sebuah film, baik itu tema cerita, penyutradaraan, eksekusi skrip, dan akting pemainnya.
Malam itu (3/11/13), entah kenapa saya memutuskan untuk menonton film Indonesia. Jenis film yang jarang saya tengok. Mungkin bisa dibilang kalau film dalam negeri adalah film terakhir yang akan saya lihat bila stok film lain sudah habis. Dan entah kenapa dari beberapa film Indonesia yang ada, saya memilih film “Kita Vs Korupsi” (KVK). Tidak terdengar seperti sebuah judul yang komersil, bukan? Bahkan saya tidak yakin kalau film dengan judul seperti ini bakal bertahan sampai tiga hari di bioskop.
Tanpa ada ekspektasi apapun, saya mulai menontonnya.
Setelah beberapa saat, saya baru tahu bahwa ini memang bukan film komersil melainkan hanya sebuah film edukasi atau penyuluhan yang diputar terbatas hanya di beberapa kota melalui roadshow. Sayang sekali. Begitulah perasaan saya setelah selesai menonton film ini. Padahal film ini memiliki kualitas diatas rata-rata film Indonesia.
Oke, sudah cukup basa-basinya. Mari kita bahas lebih detail. Meski agak terlambat karena ini dirilis tahun 2012, saya tidak peduli. Bagi saya, film dengan kapasitas high quality, kapanpun tahun pembuatannya tetap akan menjadi suatu warisan yang berharga untuk setiap generasi.
KVK merupakan film omnibus yang terdiri dari empat cerita pendek yang ada di sekitar kita atau bahkan kita sendiri pun mungkin pernah mengalaminya.