RELEASES! Cosmopolis (2012); The Impossible (2012) | BASSIC CLASICS! Vertigo (1958)October 9, 2012
There are not any British releases this week, however we can enjoy with three releases shot in English and directed by filmmakers with a distinguished touch: David Cronenberg, Juan Antonio Bayona and Tim Burton. The three of them aspire to be on the top of the box office this week. Nevertheless, no one can compete with the absolute masterpiece of the week, Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock, a film that has recently been chosen by the prestigious cinema magazine Sight & Sound as the best film of all time.
RELEASES! Cosmopolis (2012) by David Cronenberg
One of the most influential directors of the world returns with a curious film, based on a novel written by John DeLillo (with the same title). Cosmopolis is the particular vision of a genius about our time, a essay about capitalism. Starring Robert Pattison, his presence can confuse because it is an absolute author film, it is not a blockbuster. I read the novel and I did not like it, plain of nervous dialogues (perhaps, this is the best of the novel) and with an attractive plot, the story became in a quite boring and absurd fable. In spite of this handicap, I hope that David Cronenberg, who has shown his talent in masterpieces like Videodrome (1983), Dead ringers (1988) or Crash (1996), might have done something interesting with this novel.
Cosmopolis [Cosmópolis, 2012] Directed by David Cronenberg
Screenplay: David Cronenberg (Novel by John DeLillo)
Cast: Robert Pattison, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, Sarah Gadon…
Genre: Drama | Road Movie | Author film
Length: 108 min.
Synopsis: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.IMDb
Time Out London has written:
Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):
RELEASES! The Impossible (2012) by Juan Antonio Bayona
Yes, this is a Spanish release but it looks like an American blockbuster. After a great success with his debut in 2007, El Orfanato, Juan Antonio Bayona releases this spectacular super production based on true events, namely the terrible tsunami that hit the coasts of East Asia in 2004. The Spanish director focuses his story on the protagonist family, with a shocking arrival of the huge wave. I could watch this film in the last edition of Festival de San Sebastián and there were fainting fits (some people are too sensitive). I think that is an interesting film, very entertaining but, sometimes, too melodramatic (abusing the music is very heavy).
The Impossible [Lo Imposible, 2012] Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Screenplay: Sergio G. Sánchez
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Marta Etura, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Holland…
Genre: Drama | Disaster film | Family
Length: 107 min.
Synopsis: An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.IMDb
Variety has written:
Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):
BASIC CLASSICS! Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock
Is there anyone that can not watch this wonder? The most perturbing film by Alfred Hitchcock [maybe together with Psycho (1963), The Birds (1963) or Frenzy (1972)] that has a lot of interpretations. Vision of this film leaves a strange feeling, maximizing its superb score (by Bernard Herrmann), a beautiful photography (by Robert Bucks), starring James Stewart and Kim Novak… Even the credit titles are great! Designed by Saul Bass (the person honored in the film series). I include these in a link. Enjoy it!
Vertigo [Vértigo (De entre los muertos)] Directed by Alfred Hichcock
Screenplay: Alec Coppel & Samuel Taylor
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Henry Jones, Lee Patrick, Tom Helmore…
Genre: Drama | Thriller | Cult movie
Length: 120 min.
Synopsis: A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s much-younger wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.IMDb
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Metro: Sevilla / Banco de España
Friday 12 October: 7.00 pm.
Saturday 13 October: 10.15 pm.
Sunday 14 October: 4. 30 pm.
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Vertigo, the best film of ever time, according to Sight & Sound:
Celebrities credits designed by Saul Bass: