- “Do you know anything about silent films?”
“Sure,” I said. “The first ones were developed in the late nineteenth century and sometimes had live musical accompaniment, though it wasn’t until the 1920s that sound became truly incorporated into films, eventually making silent ones obsolete in cinema.”
― Richelle Mead, Bloodlines
- “But the cinephile is … a neurotic! (That’s not a pejorative term.) The Bronte sisters were neurotic, and it’s because they were neurotic that they read all those books and became writers. The famous French advertising slogan that says, “When you love life, you go to the movies,” it’s false! It’s exactly the opposite: when you don’t love life, or when life doesn’t give you satisfaction, you go to the movies.” ― François Truffaut
- “Oh how Shakespeare would have loved cinema!” ― Derek Jarman, Dancing Ledge
- “The historical fact is that cinema was constituted as such by becoming narrative, by presenting a story, and by rejecting its other possible directions. The approximation which follows is that, from that point, the sequences of images and even each image, a single shot, are assimilated to propositions or rather oral utterances […].” ― Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 2: The Time-Image
- “What’s a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.” ― Robert Altman
It has happened so many times that I cannot even remember them individually… Thursday or Friday night, a big decision has to be made by me and my roommate: what are we going to watch tonight? An episode of a series, a movie, a documentary? Let’s say movie, then… then what kind of movie?
– Oh, I’m in the mood for comedy!
– Hmm, not really, I should say we watch an adventure tonight.
– No, not today, we haven’t watched a comedy for a long time…
– Let’s see that one we downloaded the other time then!
AND THE STORY GOES ON FOREVER, AN ENDLESS DEBATE.
Because we have both depleted the movie-reserve-list in our heads.
Therefore, the section “Cinema” is a gradual attempt to compile a list of movies that make an impression and are fun to watch, within the mood context of this or that particular day. But to avoid the phenomenon of overlapping, I will try not to include the movies that are most famous and rather to be expected in watch-lists of any kind. I have distinguished eight broad categories, although some movies may belong to more than one category but only appear once. Adventure-Action, Animation, Comedy, Criminals & Cops, Documentaries, Horror, Sci-Fi and Social-Idealistic-Drama. Be sure to check-in this section every now and then, as I will begin with brief reviews of movies that I’ve watched and keep reviewing the ones that I will watch. And remember, there is always time and space for a cinema afternoon with friends and good snacks, whereas clever-thinking can make the whole event inexpensive and effortless. Complement with a round of board game before or after.
P.S. Preferably with the company of pop corn (that you will make on your own with corn popping up-and-down in the pan) and some soft-drink (maybe milkshake).