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A Long-Lost Soviet Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Resurfaces on YouTube–and Tolkien Fans Rejoice (1991)

When Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring came out in 2001, it heralded a cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that would, at long last, possess scale, production value, and sheer ambition enough to do justice to the original novels. This set it somewhat apart from the version of The Fellowship of the Ring that had aired just ten years before on Leningrad Television — and hasn’t been seen since, at least until its recent upload (in two parts) to Youtub...
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The Cinematography That Changed Cinema: Exploring Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Peter Greenaway & Other Auteurs One type of argument made against “auteur theory,” which posits a film’s director as its “author,” holds that certain non-directorial collaborators contribute just as many — or, as Pauline Kael argued about Citizen Kane, more — of a work of cinema’s defining qualities. Surely a video essayist like Lewis Bond, co-creator with Luiza Liz Bond of Youtube channel The Cinema Cartography, subscribes to auteur theory: just look at the increasingly in-d...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Akira Kurosawa, Cuba, Seoul, David Lynch, Peter Greenaway, Kane, Lawrence, Facebook Twitter, Lewis Bond, Pauline Kael, Alain Resnais, Mikhail Kalatozov

The Best Brian Dennehy Movies You’ve Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week we look back on the career of a late, great acting talent!) We lose people everyday, but while most of us will be lucky to live on in other people’s memories, actors have a chance at immortality through their films. We lost another one of the greats recently with the passing of Brian Dennehy, but we still have his movies. He worked pr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Earth, Features, Rome, Walter Matthau, Missouri, Quentin Tarantino, Marcia Gay Harden, Peter Greenaway, Bob Newhart, Jones, Tony Curtis, Bernie, Rowan, Julie Andrews

Enter an Online Interactive Documentary on Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Learn About the Painting’s Many Hidden Secrets

What possessed the man who attacked Rembrandt’s The Night Watch with a bread knife in 1975, “jabbing two-foot-long knife marks into the surface,” as Nina Siegal writes at The New York Times, “cutting a seven-foot-wide hole, and ripping off a section of the canvas”? This was not the first time the painting had been mangled. In 1715, just a little over 70 years after the monumental work’s 1642 completion, the Amsterdam city government decided to move it, and removed a significant part to shrink i...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Amsterdam, The New York Times, Rembrandt, Peter Greenaway, Facebook Twitter, Escher, Hieronymus Bosch, Militia Company of District II, Frans Banninck Cocq, Nina Siegal, Pieter Roelofs

Dozens of M.C. Escher Prints Now Digitized & Put Online by the Boston Public Library

In addition to the iconic scene in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, or appearances in animated TV shows and video games, M.C. Escher’s work has adorned the covers of albums like Mott the Hoople’s 1969 debut and the speculative fiction of Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges. A big hit with hippies and 1960s college students, writes Heavy Music Artwork, his mind-bending prints became associated with “questioning accepted views of normal experience and testing the limits of perception with hallucinogenic d...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Rome, Peter Greenaway, Boston Public Library, Picasso, Roger Penrose, Peter, Jorge Luis Borges, Mott, Facebook Twitter, Escher, Penrose, Josh Jones, Jim Henson

Enter an Online Interactive Documentary on M.C. Escher’s Art & Life, Narrated By Peter Greenaway

Despite their enormous popularity, the enigmatic works of Dutch artist M.C. Escher have not, perhaps, received their due in the high art world. But he is beloved by college-dorm-room-decorators, Haight-Ashbury hippies, mathematicians, doctors, and dentists, who put his art on their walls, says Micky Pillar, former curator of the Escher Museum in The Hague, because “they think it’s a great way of getting people engaged and forgetting about reality.” Mathematical giants Roger Penrose and HSM Coxe...
Tags: Google, Art, London, College, Spain, Rome, Peter Greenaway, The Hague, Roger Penrose, Facebook Twitter, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Escher, Alhambra, Josh Jones, Ian Dejardin, Hieronymus Bosch

Designer Profile: Ingo Maurer

Great lighting designers have to focus on many areas, marrying new technologies with various materials—and combining those practical elements with brilliant ideas. One man who does it al too well is Ingo Maurer, who burst onto the lighting scene with the conceptual lamp Bulb. 1. Bulb by Ingo Maurer A hand-blown, lightbulb-shaped crystal glass that encases a smaller bulb inside with a mirrored dome, the 1966 Bulb began Maurer’s love affair with narrative and self-reflexivity. Bulb is extra not...
Tags: Books, Led, Peter Greenaway, Bulb, Japanese Paper, Maurer, Zettel, Halogen, Designer Profile, Ingo Maurer, Dagmar Mombach, MaMo Nouchies, Moonati, Bellissima Brutta, Blow-up Chandelier, German design

This Week In Trailers: The Greenaway Alphabet, Dark River, Back to the Taj Mahal Hotel, Flamenco, Flamenco, Killing For Love

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get our dancing shoes on, get deep with our kids, fight with our siblings, revisit a massacre, and try to impress a girl by takin...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, This Week In Trailers, Paddington, BAFTA, Movie Trailers, Peter Greenaway, Mumbai India, Zoe, Greenaway, Movie Marketing, Carlos Saura, Carina Molier, Clio Bernard, Karin Steinberger, Marcus Vetter

Cannes: 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato' Prequel in the Works With Hollywood Setting

Peter Greenaway will write and direct the film, starring Elmer Back as the titular director on an adventure in more
Tags: Movies, Peter Greenaway, Cannes, Guanajuato, Tinseltown, Eisenstein, Elmer Back

Review: High-Rise (2016)

High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley, brings J.G. Ballard's classic novel to the screen after a long wait. It's set almost entirely in a residential tower, a massive brutalist edifice inhabited by thousands of early-1970s Britons eager for a new life. The ultimate product of mid-century urban planning, the concrete building is designed to take care of all its occupants' needs: there's a supermarket, a swimming pool, even a primary school, all tucked away deep within its forty stories. Robe...
Tags: Reviews, Post, Movies, Peter Greenaway, Tom Hiddleston, Wheatley, Jeremy Irons, Ballard, Ben Wheatley, Ken Russell, Robert Laing, J G Ballard, Elizabeth Moss, Luke Evans Bard

Sheffield Doc/Fest to Open with World Premiere of ‘Queerama’

The 24th Sheffield Doc/Fest will open with the world premiere of Daisy Asquith’s “Queerama,” in keeping with the festival’s themes this year of resistance and change. “This year at Doc/Fest we have our most urgent and loudest call to action to join the groundswell movements of resistance and change, where we celebrate those who disobey... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Global, Festivals, Peter Greenaway, Sheffield Doc Fest, Queerama, Daisy Asquith, Doc Fest

A Star Is Born: Your Favorite Actors' Surprising Breakout Roles

Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA. Every year, new actors are introduced to the mainstream by way of performances so intense, so charismatic, or so brave, that they become impossible to ignore. But, what makes a true breakout performance, rather than one-off onscreen chemistry, is the potential for that lightning to strike again, and again, and again.Tom Cruise had it when, in a pair of briefs and shades, he slid across the floor of his fictional parents' home, and into our theaters for the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, New York, Hollywood, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Salma Hayek, Kerry Washington, Nbc, Lionsgate, Washington, Kentucky, Boston, India, New York City

DVD: “Deadpool,” “Eisenstein In Guanajuato,” “Dressed As A Girl,” & More!

Ryan Reynolds naked! We’d leave it at that, but we don’t want to short thrift the other week’s home entertainment highlights. Besides the insanely violent, snarky, Ryan Reynolds-in-the-flesh Deadpool movie, we have drag documentary Dressed As A Girl and a biopic about the legendary gay, silent movie director Sergei Eisenstein, Eisenstein In Guanajuato (above). Scroll down for more details and trailers!   Deadpool ($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; 20th Century Fox) Ryan Reynolds has been dying to ...
Tags: London, Mexico, Marvel, Lifestyle, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Dvd, Peter Greenaway, Guanajuato, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Drag, Rupaul, Reynolds, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato

Film director Peter Greenaway calls for 'image-based cinema'

Peter Greenaway complains to Bafta audience that cinema is ‘always going back to the bookshop’ for content“This is probably a very unpopular thing to say,” said the director Peter Greenaway, but “all film writers should be shot.”.The provocative call to arms, although not literal arms, was made by Greenaway to an audience at the headquarters of Bafta. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, UK News, Culture, BAFTA, Peter Greenaway, Greenaway, Bafta Continue

‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’: a Russian filmmaker’s misadventures in Mexico

Movie review of “Eisenstein in Guanajuato”: Peter Greenaway takes on the legend of Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein in this outrageous comic-erotic extravaganza. Rating: 3 stars out of 4.
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Mexico, Peter Greenaway, Guanajuato, Eisenstein, Sergei Eisenstein

M is for Man, Music and Mystery

Peter Greenaway’s short film M is for Man, Music and Mozart, for which the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen composed the score, was commissioned to mark the bicentenary anniversary of Mozart’s death in 1791.
Tags: Peter Greenaway, Mozart, Louis Andriessen

Eisenstein in Guanajuato' Review: Peter Greenaway's...

Legendary Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's fateful trip to Mexico in 1931, where a whirlwind tour of the Americas came to a bitter creative end, has inspired British auteur Peter Greenaway to make one of his most frolicsome and contemplative works, "Eisenstein in Guanajuato." Filled with the baroque design sensibilities and chatty intellectual dialogue that's been the hallmark of his work since his 1982 feature debut "The Draughtsman's Contract," it also boldly takes on the Soviet hero's ho...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, Peter Greenaway, Guanajuato, Eisenstein, Sergei Eisenstein

13th WFFBKK capsule reviews: Ruined Heart, Underground Fragrance, About a Woman, Arabian Nights

Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore – Remember that weird and wonderful time in the early 2000s when Pen-ek Ratanaruang made a couple of movies with Japanese cult-film actor Tadanobu Asano and Wong Kar-wai's cinematographer Christopher Doyle? That was fun, right? Well, Filipino indie filmmaker/punk rocker Khavn de la Cruz thought so, and he got Asano and Doyle back together for Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore. Set in the tin-shack slum...
Tags: Culture, Philippines, Festivals, Indie, Posters, Bangkok, Peter Greenaway, Doyle, Wong Kar, Peter Stormare, Wise Kwai, Pan-Asian, Pen-ek, Pen ek Ratanaruang, Tadanobu Asano, Christopher Doyle

Your Weekend Justice #232: A Julia Roberts of Raptors

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...the podcast that knows jokes are better when you don't have to explain it doesn't ever explain itself. At all. Ever. Agenda: Aaron speaks numbers all weird and stuff Full-time funny and the bringer The terrifying foursome Something to look forward to when you hit forty-five What desperation can do to a man Of pasta and coitus Guillermo del Toro sending a love letter to Rox Ben Kingsley Roger Corman and Hammer Leig...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Sex, Weekend Justice, Walking Dead, Hammer Films, Julia Roberts, Guillermo Del Toro, Beverly Hills, Jon Stewart, Oscars, Dan Brown, Zazzle, Ben Kingsley, Sleepy Hollow, Keanu Reeves

Here's where Terrence Malick's new movie 'Knight of Cups' will debut

New films from Terrence Malick and Peter Greenaway are among the first movies chosen to screen at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Festival organizers said Monday that Malick's "Knight of Cups," starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman, will have its world premiere in the event's competition. [Link to media]
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New Malick movie to debut at Berlin film festival

New films from Terrence Malick and Peter Greenaway are among the first movies chosen to screen at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Festival organizers said Monday that Malick's "Knight of Cups," starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, will have its world premiere in the event's competition. [Link to media]
Tags: Berlin, Natalie Portman, Terrence Malick, Peter Greenaway, Malick, Christian Bale Cate Blanchett

Terrence Malick rides into Berlin film festival with Knight of Cups

Elusive American director to stage world’s first screening of new film, which stars Christian Bale, at Berlin, alongside offerings from Kenneth Branagh and Peter GreenawayDarren Aronofsky to head the jury at the Berlin film festivalTerrence Malick reaches settlement over unfinished film Voyage of TimeTerrence Malick’s latest film, Knight of Cups, is set to receive its world premiere as part of the competition at the 2015 Berlin film festival, it has been announced.As is customary for Malick prod...
Tags: Europe, Film, Germany, Berlin, UK News, World news, US news, Culture, Festivals, Christian Bale, Berlin Film Festival, Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Terrence Malick, Berlin film festival 2015

New Malick movie to debut at Berlin film festival

BERLIN (AP) — New films from Terrence Malick and Peter Greenaway are among the first movies chosen to screen at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
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