Stories about Film from July, 2007
“Color us excited,” writes Maureen O'Connor of Shanghaiist, “[t]he “Lust, Caution” trailer is out!”
“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning of freedom.
“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, as does Jonathan at Trinidad's Studio Film Club blog.
Kuwaiti bloggers are leaping into action, discovering their surroundings, attending events and covering them, keeping tabs on the latest developments on the arrest of the Monster of Hawali and looking for racial slurs on the shelves of supermarkets. Read this post by Abdullatif Al Omar to see what else is happening.
History seems unforgettable. Especially tragedies. A movie that just opened in Korea brings up a piece of history, the Kwangju Uprising or Kwangju Democracy Movement (known in Korea as 5.18), and has been touted as a film Koreans should watch. The film touches on issues of patriotism, the plight of...
“It took Spike Jones to push Horace Ové into second place in a new ranking of iconic Black directors.” As the Caribbean Beat Blog reviews the results of the 100 Black Screen Icons poll, it pays homage to some of the people who have contributed to Caribbean film.
A couple of weeks from now on August 15th and 14th, India and Pakistan will celebrate their 60th year of Independence. What stands out in stark contrast is the differences between the two nations in terms of their forms of government and their nation-building exercise. India went the democratic way...
IndieQuill on a film – Gandhi, My Father that explores the story and circumstances of one of Gandhi's sons.
Studio Film Club longs for the days “when there were film reviews in the local newspapers. Proper film reviews, written by people who knew what they were writing about” – and links to a blog that fills the void.
Six American students are blogging about their experience shooting a feature film in Tanzania: Here are a few memorable moments from being on the set: * Yelling “action!” right before the fight scene * Waiting for neighborhood pigs to stop squealing so that we could shoot the scene * Trying...
Bahrain's bloggers have moved on this week to comment on a protest held outside the Iranian Embassy in protest against an editorial by Iranian editor Hossein Shariatmadari, which started that Bahrain should become a part of Iran. Others talk about Embassy interviews for Visas, the release of a Guantanamo detainee, why Bahrain is vying to build the highest skyscraper and preparing for the new release of Harry Potter.
The Second Jeddah Film Festival or Jeddah Visual Shows Festival is being held in Saudi Arabia, writes Saudi Jeans.
Voices of Iraq is a new movie filmed and directed by the people of Iraq, explains Konfused Iraqi Kid here.
Egypt: Another Letter from Imprisoned Blogger, Two bloggers Released, Co-blogging gets Popular and More
In this week's round-up from Egypt imprisoned blogger Karim Amer sends another letter from prison expressing his loneliness and feelings of injustice, the bloggers who were arrested this week were released, movies at the headquarters of Al-Ghad party, the phenomenon of co-blogging gets popular in Egypt and more.
Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif calls upon cinemas to admit people in costumes free to the new Harry Potter movie.
Amu, from Kuwait, can't wait to watch Harry Potter and review it on his blog.
A serious documentary film Nanjing was forced out from the theater by a commercial movie Transformers, Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a few pieces that addressed the issue.
Chong has translated an article by Leung Man Tao at interlocals.net about a Taiwanese film director Yang Dechang who has recently passed away. The writer describes the director as a prophet not welcome by his country.
There is quite a lot to cover in this week’s round up of the Sudanese blogosphere: movie reviews, government reshuffle in South Sudan, Darfur Stoves Project, etc. We’ll first start with some Sudanese bloggers’ thoughts on recently released movies.
gmtPlus9 (-15) links to a project called Kids With Cameras, which has given Haitian children in indentured servitude the power to tell their own stories.
Thanks to Haftan we learn that “Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive have held a great exhibition of image works of Abbas Kiarostami, the renowned Iranian filmmaker and artist by support of Museum of Modern Arts of New York, in America.”Read More.