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Scarface, The Twilight Zone and Blade Runner -Again

Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood but when it comes to your favorite movies, you often hope there will be ‘nothing new’, at all. In Scarface: first and second impact, I explained how some movies inspired my creativity and made me write my first short stories; Scarface is definitely one of these great movies that changed my life. In Lost, ... More
Back To The Future with the 2011 Nike MAG



We all watched Back To The Future movies at least once, and I was among the ones who wished the hover board was real. If it’s still not, the good news is that Michael J. Fox‘s shoes from Back To The Future II are. 1500 pairs of the 2011 Nike MAG are currently auctioned on eBay with all net proceeds going directly to The Michael J. Fox ... More
Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Tati, Blake Edwards et Fritz Lang

Quand la Cinémathèque présente mes cinéastes préférés : Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Tati, Blake Edwards et Fritz Lang. Tous ont été ou bien vont l’être prochainement, mis à l’honneur par la Cinémathèque Française. L’occasion donc de revenir sur ces cinéastes emblématiques de leur époque qui tiennent une place toute ... More
Les aventures extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec

Les aventures extraordinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec opens tomorrow in France and Luc Besson‘s adaptation of Jacques Tardi‘s Adele Blanc-Sec sounds great. In 2007 (jeez, time flies!) I wrote about the director/producer in: From Scarface to Smokin’ Aces: the art of the gun sceneand I mentioned several of the movies he made like Nikita, Le ... More
‘Rendezvous’: Claude Lelouch’s insane sprint across Paris



How did I forget to mention ‘Rendezvous’? I enjoy gun scenes in movies (From Scarface to Smokin’ Aces: the art of the gun scene) and also car chases (Car chases in movies: Bullitt, Terminator 2, Mad Max 2…). That was two years ago, when I shared with you my favorites car chases scenes in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Thelma & Louise, The ... More
About the Warner Bros and the Roosevelt Administration

As you may already know, I am a huge fan of Hollywood’s Golden Age, movies from the 1930’s and the 1940’s, and also film noir. For the French reading this blog who want to see some very good movies made by the Warner Brothers during the Great Depression, don’t miss the Cinéma de Minuit on French channel television France3. A movie ... More
Steve McQueen: Bullitt chase scene GPS tracked



Last February I posted an article about car chases: Car chases in movies: Bullitt, Terminator 2, Mad Max 2…. I mentioned several movies with great chase scenes like Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Thelma & Louise, The Blues Brothers, The French Connection, Grindhouse/Death Proof… And of course, Bullitt. Steve McQueen driving his Mustang GT390 at ... More
Olivier Dahan’s ‘punchy’ movie for Amnesty International



This topic is like any other of its kind when it comes to violence, wherever and against whoever it is: awful. In 2004, Amnesty International launched its global Stop Violence Against Women Campaign and last week Amnesty International France released a short ‘punchy‘ movie (02:30) directed by Olivier Dahan (La Môme/La Vie en Rose) starring ... More
Michel Gondry and Emilie Simon: whimsical awakened dreams



Movies and music, but also design and art; for each I have my preferences I share with you on this blog. This time it is about two French artists with strong personalities and their one-of-a-kind creative world. If I tell you Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep and more recently Be Kind Rewind? I hope you think Michel Gondry right ... More
Car chases in movies: Bullitt, Terminator 2, Mad Max 2…

I’ve already talked about gun scenes in movies (From Scarface to Smokin’ Aces: the art of the gun scene), now it is about car chases in movies; it is not a genre by itself but some chases are classics. In my opinion, Bullitt (1968), with Franck Bullitt chasing the bad guys, up and down the steep hills of San Francisco for almost 8 minutes, ... More

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