A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
~ Stanley Kubrick
IN A BETTER WORLD (2010) — What makes the friendship between Christian and Elias so special is how deeply and honestly Susanne Bier displays the emotional side of both children. Only by peering the eyes of the two actors, I can feel the all emotional reasons why they become such small terrorists. YOUNG TÖRLESS (1966) — Violence is not just a physical matter, but also psychological and emotional. In Young Törless, ethical ​​and subjective values ​​were so contradictory. Then the boundaries between good and evil even more vague. PHARAOH (1966) — Faraon is an evocative anatopism, also an astonishing colossal. A truly rare gem of its kind. Not only works as a visual declaration, Kawalerowicz also made it so carefully, so mesmerizing, yet so challenging. THE BOYS OF PAUL STREET (1969) — An ironic allegory not only for the face of war, but also the heart of it: militarism and nationalism. The irony in the end makes the two terminologies be absurd. SPIRITED AWAY (2001) — “What's in a name?” asked Shakespeare. “A name is an identity,” said this movie. MISS JULIE (1951) - Miss Julie is a very challenging study, whether psychological or situational. In a simple but smart way, Miss Julie presents the phases of a political game of love and seduction. MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S (1969) - Éric Rohmer not only talk about choices and risks of choices, there is also a glimpse the importance of choices and the pain of choices. My Night at Maud's, for me, is the most amazing movie about refracting those two opposing aspects of life. TEN (2002) — The use of "dashboard camera" method by Abbas Kiarostami is successfully providing such microscopic spectacle about the characters, not only on outside but also capable of making this movie as a unique character and gender study. THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS / A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS (1966) — The allegory is not only the great thing about this Czechoslovak New Wave Cinema movie, but also its weirdness, its unnatural behavior, its peculiar plot, but the most of it is about how the movie smartly move without caution. ELEPHANT (2003) — Elephant is a piece of work that should be commended for its bravery. Such compliments are mainly intended to for Gus Van Sant's guts on using such non-linear and unusual narrative spectacle. Also packed with such unnatural risky styles which was really cost lot of guts.

Sabtu, 02 Oktober 2010

Yeh Mohabbat Hai

TULISAN INI MUNGKIN MENGANDUNG SPOILER!
Oleh: Rio Johan (Rijon)Sutradara: Umesh Mehra
Pemain: Akanksha Malhotra, Rahul Bhatt, Nasir Khan, Mohini Sharma, Danny Denzongpa, Parikshat Sahni, Shakti Kapoor, Mohnish Bahl, Gulshan Grover, Johnny Lever, Rakesh Bedi, Anjana Mumtaz

Tahun Rilis: 2002

Bollywood itu komplit lo, kayak toserba, hampir semua yang dicari-cari penonton pada umumnya berusaha disuguhkan dalam satu paket oleh Bollywood. Aksi ada. Romansa pun ada. Ditambah musikal, dan tidak lupa tari-tarian plus penari latar yang mendadak muncul entah dari mana ketika lagu dimulai dan tiba-tiba menghilang ketika lagu selesai. Pemeran utamanya pasti cewek cantik (pasti dong) yang rambutnya mirip iklan shampoo. Dan pemeran utama cowok pasti tampan dan ber-sixpack. Hal-hal itu seperti sudah jadi ciri khas Bollywood banget.

Yeh Mohabbat Hai menyuguhkan semua Bollywoodisme, sayangnya malah dengan cara seklise dan sehambar mungkin. Ceritanya sendiri sudah klise, tentang dua sejoli yang diuji oleh nasib, seberapa keras ujian itu cinta mereka tidak-tidak-dan-tidak akan pernah goyah. Singkatnya, film ini bercerita tentang Chand (Rahul Bhatt) dan Shaheen (Akanksha Malhotra), dua pasangan sehidup-semati. Chand pergi ke kota untuk urusan tim kriket-nya. Hal ini dimanfaatkan oleh di sebuah transaksi bersama anggota teroris ditangkap oleh polisi. And you know what next, don't you? Cinta yang terhalang, bapak yang tidak merestui, dan bla bla bla, semua yang ada di Yeh Mohabbat Hai benar-benar tipikal keklisean Hollywood banget.

Tidak ada keistimewaan lain di film ini. Nothing special. Parahnya, durasi yang sangat panjang (total 3 keping VCD) benar-benar membuat film ini sumber kebosanan total. Saya rasa saya tidak perlu membahas panjang-lebar, kan?

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