Because I had Spring Break in the middle of the month and school work semi-ended, I was able to revert back to my old ways and devoured several hours of movies! Some were Oscar nominated films that I missed in theaters, others were small indie films, one classic film, and a couple of films I watched were actually featured in my most anticipated March movies list.
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Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller piece Rear Window opens with an uncut 2 minute shot that displays a lively New York City courtyard. The camera moves gracefully from window to window introducing a new character for a mere couple of moments before moving to the next frame. At the one minute mark in this beautiful continuous shot I had already realized that Rear Window was going to be a wonderful piece of cinema.
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At the surface Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is a story which follows a young boy’s struggle living as an orphan in a train station. Delve a little deeper, and Hugo is a masterful piece of art that explores the magic of the medium that is cinema.
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I watched Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange for the first time and “its funny how the colours of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen”.
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Recently, I watched the film Short Term 12 which absolutely blew my mind away. Within 90 minutes I became a Brie Larson fan, Joel P Wests score enchanted me and I had a new addition to my 100 favorite films list (coming soon). To put it simply, Short Term 12 is about the complex relationship between a couple who work at a treatment facility for kids with troubled pasts. Usually I am great with expressing why I love a particular film, but for some reason Short Term 12 left me speechless. I have yet to think of a phrase, let alone some adjectives, to why I love this film so much. It was indeed a “hearttugger”, it made me tear up, the messages were positive, there were strong child actors, but better than all I admired its realism.
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Back to ruminating over time travel plots. This time over a movie that is in one of my favorite franchises, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I am assuming that readers of this post (Potterheads) are familiar with the story, especially when the time turner is used.
Some of the main events of the time turner sequences follow (roughly):
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I have only been blogging for about 2 months now, not too long, and I am enjoying the experience quite a lot. I have already started another blog here at WordPress which visually expresses why I love film. If you are a cinephile like me check at my other site https://yilovefilm.wordpress.com