10 best and worst films about composers
Everything in this world has been covered in movies, and classical music is no exception. The personalities of many great composers aroused the interest of Directors, which is not surprising, as well as the fact that among them — eccentrics and eccentrics, geniuses, tyrants and romantics.
However, to portray the personality of an outstanding composer is always a challenge, especially when it is necessary to show the process of music-making. Just as an incredible amount of training will not make an actor a major League athlete, so the “kapellmeisters” on the big screen sometimes look dubious, arrhythmic, and, even more unforgivably, their hands move in the same direction, while the notes we hear are obviously the opposite. Despite all this, most films about composers are addictive, and some of them can even be called very good. Continue reading
“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
The success story of the Marvel cinematic universe and its impact on culture (part 2)
“Dr. Strange” raised important questions of belief in oneself and in the world, questions of perception of reality and how it can be influenced. It is impossible to leave aside the visual part of the film tearing down the roof, breaking ideas about space and time, too. And this visual feast, supported by juicy action and philosophy deep enough for such a film, strongly distinguishes the picture from the General background.Flirting with kosmooperami continued in the sequel “Guardians of the galaxy”, which was crossed with a family drama, and the third “Thor”, which after a rather tedious second film blossomed simply psychedelic. Released a sequel to “ant-Man”, also strongly pressing on family relations. Continue reading