“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
Game of thrones: Game over
Today (Moscow time, in fact, tomorrow) in the world rolling out the eighth and final season of the series “Game of thrones”. Let’s try to analyze the reason for such a furious popularity, and at the same time remember the most spectacular moments of the film adaptation.
In truth, the word “series” is not too to face this large-scale project, which broke all possible records. For example, the sixth season gathered about 26 million viewers per episode, thus becoming the most popular in the history of HBO. And the fee of each actor who played the title character in the seventh season was about $ 2.5 million per episode.George Martin, who wrote not only the book, divided into several parts, but also worked on the script, repeatedly appealed to disgruntled readers/viewers, explaining the reasons for the inconsistency of the original source of the series: “If we were to film in detail each part, we would still shoot the first book. Continue reading