“As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe… keep breathing.” (courtesy of 20th century fox)
The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2015)
Not so long after getting impressed by his last film, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro González Iñárritu just did it again. Watching The Revenant last night was like watching an immersive documentary film about a real wild life plus the experience about a man’s survival in it. An innovative direction from Iñárritu can capture every single moment clearly through the perfect angle camera movement. When we usually see the human interaction drama in Iñárritu’s film, now for the first time he offers something new, an action thriller genre. How human deals with the natives, revenge, and wild nature is the basic plot of this film. Just like Birdman, the skill of camera movement to produce some incredible long shoot has a very important role here.
“I ain’t afraid to die anymore. I’d done it already.” (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)
Some sequences about how to survive from the native Ree Indians and the extreme weather and brutal condition of the wild nature are terrificly exposed. You can capture his struggle and eager to be able to come back till his last breath. The most memorable one of course is the fight sequence between Glass and a grizzly bear. You can feel and smell its breath and Glass’ fear at the same time right in front of your face. I can’t remember how many times I gasped watching one of the most marvelous actions I’ve ever witnessed. How breathtaking!
I’m a very neat monster
How often do you see an ordinary man, a brother, a husband, a care father, and also a dedicated forensic officer that turns out has a main job mostly at night as an anti-mainstream serial killer? I bet you never do. While we often consider a serial killer as an antagonist character, DEXTER is the one that’s gonna make you fall in love since first episode you meet him.
Haunted by his traumatized past surely builds his complex character, but what his step father teaches him here about how to control and manage his impulse to kill is another story.
Working as a blood splatter expert in Miami Metro Police Department where his sister also works there as a cop is one of his ways to deliver his impulse. He has some certain rules about the criminal that deserves “his table”. When they fit his profile, it only matters of time till “tonight’s the night” ritual comes. Yeah, he definitely has his own definition about justice.
How many more bodies would there have been had I not gotten to those killers? I didn’t want to save lives, but save lives I did. Motivation aside, I think Harry and Lundy would agree on this one
Based on a novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, here I really would like to share his dark quotes about life. Some are true, cold, funny, and deep. Some will knock your mind out. And surprisingly, some are..very me, you know.
- “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..”