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Jacques Tati: timeless comedy and satire with Mr Hulot

Jacques Tati was born in October 1907, and 2007 is the 100th anniversary of his birth. We are now in December, and it is not too late (yet) to celebrate this anniversary and mention some of his movies. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Tati’s niece, Macha Makeieff. She manages Tati’s artistic patrimony and she created Les Films ... More
From Scarface to Smokin’ Aces: the art of the gun scene

I like gun scenes in movies, but very few directors have mastered the art of the gun scene. I was young but Tony’s death scene in Scarface (1983) was both shocking and exciting (read more about my Scarface experience here). Tony knew he was going to die but he goes out shooting and shouting insults like if he was immortal. That was my first gun scene ... More
Hotel Rwanda, Syriana, Blood Diamond… Not only entertainment

Reading your comments about my posts: Davis, Flynn, Dietrich… They did it their way, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned The Power Of Satire and Scarface: first and second impact showed your interest into movies addressing real issues. The movies I like the most watching are the ones with strong themes, whether they are political or about social trends, so ... More
Davis, Flynn, Dietrich… They did it their way

The period between Great Depression and World War II is remembered as Hollywood’s Golden Age, from the 1920’s to the late 1940’s with introduction of television. I’m a huge fan of the 1930s to 1940s movie decade, when Bette Davis was Mildred Rogers in Of Human Bondage (1934), her fights with Jack Warner and the Hollywood Canteen with ... More
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned The Power Of Satire

Subtleties of satire can be powerful and I discovered that with Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. In this film, Kubick gives us an insight about Cold War (and ‘Mutually Assured Destruction‘ with the Doomsday Machine) in a satirical way. When it comes to talk about very serious topics, using satire or black ... More
Scarface: First and second impact



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. I was a young teenager and it was a real shock to me, maybe I wasn’t ready (too young) for such a movie and that’s why I remember it so well. Since then, I watched it again a couple of times and ... More

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