Monthly Archives: November 2017
“Rocketman”: rock ‘ n ‘ roll trip through the corridors of someone else’s soul
It seems that the era of musical biopics is beginning again in the film industry. But” Rocketman ” (Rocketman) has one huge difference from most of these pictures: the main character of this film is alive. Moreover, Elton John is a producer of a movie about himself, very deeply involved in its production.
Comparison with “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which took a couple of Oscars last year, is inevitable — a very small gap has passed between the films, and the Director is the same. Dexter Fletcher took over Bryan singer’s chair, finished shooting “Rhapsody” at the end of the summer of 2018, and in September he took over “Rocketman”.And the first shots, to be honest, make you roll your eyes from self-repetition: the film begins with the passage of the main character in a stage costume along the corridor of the concert venue, flavored with slow-mo and a slightly slowed-down version of the rhythmic hit. Continue reading
“Aladdin”: this movie should be called ” Jasmine»
“Aladdin” (Aladdin), seems, was the only cartoon Golden era Disney, where the main, Central character history was not Princess, and its intended-and this even reflected in the title. But in the film adaptation of 2019, everything fell into place — despite the fact that the narrative is conducted on behalf of a thief who suddenly received a lamp with an Almighty Genie, the focus is on Jasmine.
The project at the stage of rumors and discussion seemed ambiguous — to entrust the children’s story to guy Ritchie, the main popularizer of British marginal romance? But if you think about it, the characters of” Aladdin ” perfectly fit into Richie’s worldview: Aladdin himself without a penny in his pocket eats stolen apples and robingudski shares hard-earned dates with starving kids, Jafar fights for power, Jasmine proves to the world that she is not what everyone sees her, and the Genie suffers from lack of freedom and sprinkles jokes right and left, in which wise advice periodically slips. Continue reading