01 November 2015 @ 03:57 pm
and then he became a star  
I had not spend enough time here so most of you probably don't know how much I love The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It practically became my comfort reading pick (although I always cry at the end of it). I was so excited to hear that they were making a movie out of it, so during my stay in Indonesia, I dragged my parents to watch the film with me on the first day it was released! Although I only got the mood to talk about it now because I was so upset. It's a really pretty movie with amazing score, to be honest. However... I can say that I'm extremely disappointed with how it turned out to be, especially regarding the plot.

you become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed )

I tried so hard to find things I love from this movie, and I did really love the visual style and the amazing score (I bought the soundtrack regardless). I wanted to like it, to be honest, but I found it really hard when the qualities I adore from the source material was buried. Have you watched the movie? What do you think about it? I'd like to hear other opinions on this since most blogs and reviews just praised this movie without discussing the source material.
04 April 2014 @ 12:24 pm
at the pier she waits  
We watched La Jetée (The Pier) yesterday in English class. It's my first still-movie and I really liked it, so I'm posting here for future reference.
It's a science-fiction movie but I liked how they didn't try to create fancy things/props for the story. It does not look ostentatious, considering the limit of film-making in 1962. They are trying to optimize their creativity in cinematography and storytelling instead of wasting a lot of budget in visual effects, which I found refreshing compared to modern movies. Don't get me wrong, I love certain modern movies too, but I don't really like it when filmmakers spam visual effects and compensate on the story/plot...

The only technological advancement showed in this movie is the ability to time-travel! So no, it's not about aliens and robots.
I'm going to fangirl inside the cut to avoid spoiling anyone from the movie!

...time builds itself painlessly around them. )
If you have not watched it but you're fond of classic movies, you should! It's quite different from typical French films, by the way, the pacing is much faster (I think because they only have half an hour to tell the story).