Thursday Movie Picks: Favorite Cinematography

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today’s topic is favorite cinematography, so let’s get talking!

#1 Sweeney Todd

Tim Burton has a very unique way of putting his films together. Sweeney Todd is a brilliant example for his still and I love everything about it.

#2 Kill Bill

The same goes for Quentin Tarantino. I actually had a hard time choosing just one of his pictures but Kill Bill just comes with brilliant cinematography.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Revenge

Hello, my darling readers!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, I’ll show you my favorite revenge films. So let’s get down to it!

#1 Kill Bill (or pretty much any film by Quentin Tarantino)

I’m a huge Tarantino fan and love all of his movies (almost) equally. Revenge is a big factor in his productions more often than not. But I guess the one that screams revenge the loudest is Kill Bill. I mean, just look at the title. It’s not a film for the faint of heart but it’s so iconic, everybody who is able to stomach it should absolutely check it out. Uma Thurman is breath-taking (just like all the other amazing actresses this production), the soundtrack is flawless. The best revenge movie out there!

#2 Carrie

The ultimate high school revenge flick. If you ever hated your schoolmates, if you ever were bullied or found yourself among the outcasts, this Stephen King adaptation is for you.
Carrie is 100% horror but I couldn’t help but feel a bit smug when she went to take down all those who wronged her before.
Just to clarify, I’m talking about the 1976 movie featuring the magnificent Sissy Spacek. If you decide to check out the film, please do me a favor and go for the original, not some remake.

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My DVD Rack from A to Z (Part 2)

This is the second part of my A to Z DVD rack posts 🙂 Stay tuned for the next posts!

G – Gremlins: gremlins
This one is really good. It’s a rather dark Christmas movie about a cute little Mogwai name Gizmo who brings up some dangerous fellas.
Gizmo is one of my all-time favourite movie creatures. I even got me a plush toy. By now Gremlins is a firm part of my annual Christmas routine.

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Music in Movies: Top 10 (Part 2)

Here we have the positions 5 to 1 in my ranking of great musical scenes in movies:

5. Kill Bill – I walk like Jane Mansfield – The 5 6 7 8’s

Quentin Tarantino always sets new standards when it comes to using music in movies. I especially liked it when he convinced the Japanese girl band “The 5 6 7 8’s” to perform in his movie Kill Bill. When the bride enters the House of Blue Leaves they play “I Walk Like Jane Mansfield”. It’s an interesting combination, the danger that already hangs in the air mixes with the music and intertwines.

4. Streets of Fire – Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young

In this movie from 1984 Diane Lane plays a singer who is kidnapped by some gangsters and Michael Pare sets out to rescue her. Throughout the movie the band Fire Inc. has several performances and although Diane Lane didn’t sing herself I really liked it..The movie is a little strange, different and definitely worth watching. The music featured in the film is great, I was really impressed. My favourite song is “Tonight is What it Means to Be Young”. It captures the feeling of the movie really well and the lyrics are poetic. This movie is a must watch!

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Movie Mania: Kill Bill Vol. 1 + 2

Quentin Tarantino’s homage to Japanese martial-arts-movies consists of the parts. The revenge epic originally was one film but due to the enormous length it was split into Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2.

Kill Bill 1

Kill Bill 1

The Plot (Kill Bill Vol. 1):

The film revolves around a young woman who once was a member of the assassin squad deadly viper. When

she pregnant she decided to start a new life. But as she is about to get married her former colleagues show up and turn the wedding into a massacre. The young woman, called the bride, swears revenge.

The movie opens with a black/white scene. The bride who is already advanced in pregnancy lies in church with blood smeared all over her face. A man, Bill, walks up to her and raises his gun to shoot her in the head. Just before he pulls the trigger the woman whispers: “Bill, it’s your baby.” He shoots.

Chapter I: 2
The bride is in a typical suburb. She’s there to visit Vernita Green alias Copperhead. The bride enters the house and the two women begin to fight. Copperhead dies as the bride stabs her with a knife. When she is about to leave Vernitas little daughter walks in. The bride tells her that she didn’t want her to see all this but when she’s grown up and still hasn’t finished with this she can take revenge. Continue reading