Posts Tagged ‘Cinema’

Adaptation

09Mar09

Brilliant article by Salman Rushide on what makes a good literary adaptation.  What are the things we think of as essential in our lives? The answers could be: our children, a daily walk in the park, a good stiff drink, the reading of books, a job, a vacation, a baseball team, a cigarette, or love. And yet […]


I stand by what I said – Watchmen is an unnecessary adaptation of the graphic novel. As a piece of visual pulp art, the film succeeds. But as an adaptation of Alan Moore‘s ideas, Watchmen is a failure albeit an interesting one. The opening credit sequence is a brilliant slow motion montage set to Bob […]


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/ Ten minutes into the film and you’re certain you’ve chanced upon something rare; a film that is truly an auteur’s labor of love. The Fall is not so much about imagination as it is about childhood innocence. In a hospital in early 20th century Los Angeles, Roy Parker (Lee Pace), a depressed and suicidal […]


(I’m going to try my best to limit the use of superlatives here but in all likelihood, this write-up will seem biased. But then again, I’m the kind of Batman fan you’d stay away from – the kind that owns all the landmark graphic novels, books his ticket a month in advance, queues up at […]


Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror: F W Murnau (1922) German Expressionism, it is said, rose not because of an artistic revival but because German film makers found it hard to compete with the extravagance of their Hollywood counterparts; so they resorted to symbolism and darker subtexts. F W Murnau‘s Nosferatu was one of the earlier […]