Holy shit dude that post blew my fucking mind. Which means that I must watch Johnny Guitar again asap. But first The Savage Innocents, which looks very much like a non-documentary version of Nanoojk Of The North and apparently it was banned from the US and the UK upon its release. Can't wait to find out why. Masters Of Cinema
for the motherfucking win. But seriously now, watch In A Lonely Place. You're gonna cry with how incredibly awesome Bogey plays that role.
As for my movie watching spree; I stick religiously to my one-movie-per-day-no-matter-how late-or how-stoned-or-whatever rule, which has served me well for the last year or so. For the first time I actually feel
a bit like Tom Morello, you know?
In July I'm going to a seven day long series of lectures and screenings of films in the local film museum, which I hope will rock my cumsocks. Two of my (super awesome) film professors at uni will be giving lectures on the influence of painting on cinematography and mise-en-scene in film (I'm thinking a lot of Jack Cardiff/Powell & Pressburger stuff, chiaroscuro lighting, probably a lot of New Age Italian cinema as wel...), as well as David Bordwell, who's going to talk about Hollywood during the '30s thru '50s or something. Why is there no drool smiley?
EDIT: I actually always found Rules Of THe Game to be a very pretty film in its own way. Maybe it's because of the humanity, as you say, but I was hooked to the screen from the first image, which, if I remember correctly, has no actual humans in it..