Limitless Cinema in Broken English

March 4, 2010

THE BANGKOK BOURGEOIS PARTY IS THE WINNER

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:42 pm

My poll 71 ended with 8 votes. Thanks to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

I LIKE DARKNESS AND DIM LIGHT IN SOME SCENES IN THESE FILMS/PLAY. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.THE BANGKOK BOURGEOIS PARTY (2007, Prap Boonpan, Thailand)
It got 4 votes, or 50 %.

2.BLOOD CANNOT BE CHANGED (เพื่อนสาวผีดิบ) (2009, Wannasak Sirilar, Thai stage play)
+A LAKE (2008, Philippe Grandrieux, France)
+ONE NIGHT (2008, Zart Tancharoen, Thailand)
+THESIS (1995, Alejandro Amenábar, Spain)

Each of them got 3 votes, or 37 %.

6.THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (2009, Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa, Thailand)
+THE SUN (2004, Alexander Sokurov, Russia)
+TROPICAL MALADY (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)

Each of them got 2 votes, or 25 %.

9.THE BOY FROM MARS (2005, Philippe Parreno, France)
+ENDLESS RHYME (2008, Tanatchai Bandasak, Thailand)
+A FAREWELL TO HEMINGWAY (2008, Svetoslav Ovtcharov, Bulgaria)
+THE INSURANCE (ประกันชีวิต) (2009, Nok Paksnavin, Thailand)
+THE KITE (ZMEY) (2002, Aleksei Muradov, Russia)
+LOST HIGHWAY (1996, David Lynch, USA)
+NE CHANGE RIEN (2009, Pedro Costa, Portugal)
+THE NIGHT WILL PAY (2004, Néstor Mazzini, Argentina)
+PERU TIME (2008, Chaloemkiat Saeyong, Thailand)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 12 %.

18.KEMPINSKI (2007, Neil Beloufa, France)
+THE POLICEWOMAN (2003, Joaquim Sapinho, Portugal)
+THE RIVER (1997, Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan)

Each of them got 0 vote.

–I’m glad THE BANGKOK BOURGEOIS PARTY is the winner. This film uses darkness in a unique way. The darkness in this film still creates a lot of fear in my mind now. It represents the time and the place in which I am living, and I don’t know if I will survive it or not.

–There’s a recent film which I think presents darkness very beautifully. It’s THE WOLFMAN (2010, Joe Johnston, A+), which is very atmospheric. The cinematographer of this film is Shelly Johnson. The dark forest in THE WOLFMAN is so beautiful that I think it is not too far removed from the gorgeous dark forest in A LAKE.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4406663098_3eb6a72ea3_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2704/4406663090_ae64d7d046_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4406663082_d642d51d8c_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4406663094_f5b33fed1e_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4405892151_baa3c7048b_b.jpg


–I think UPRISE (2008, Sandro Aguilar, Portugal, A+++++) also uses darkness in a very beautiful way. Its cinematographer is Paulo Ares.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4405892149_4f94595838_b.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4405892141_05dd1df8be_b.jpg

–I think the photographs PARIS BY NIGHT by Brassaï present darkness very beautifully.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2772/4405892139_afa12c2281_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2729/4405892137_997e7c2f6a_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4405892133_a05b4378b3_o.jpg


–Another photographer who knows how to use darkness is Bill Henson.
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/12/sonthaya-subyen-bill-henson-philippe.html

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