Friday, June 18, 2010

Coming Soon: The FILM MUSIC ART LuckySeven Cinematheque

I thought I would give everyone a sneak peek into my latest film project. Knowing how much I procrastinate (I was watching rhythmic gymnastics videos on youtube before posting this, don't ask) this project might fail. But I'm really, really excited about this because it's really going to build my knowledge on cinema and fill in the many gaps that continually make me feel out of place in film buff conversations (who's this Bergman I keep hearing about? And what the hell does cinema verite mean?). I'm going to treat it like a film study class. You can join me if you wish and it could be like a film club. But because I'm currently in my final year of high school and drowning in an ocean full of assessment tasks and exams, I might not be able to begin doing this very soon. Or each one might take really long to do. I mean, I still need to finish my Sydney Film Festival reviews. But I just want to get this out there and see if people are willing to join with me.

So the idea is simple: I choose seven films, hence the "LuckySeven" - fugly name I know but I couldn't think of any cinematic associations to the number seven - and they're films that fit a certain description. It could be anything from similarities in the title, films with certain actors or made by particular directors. It could belong to a particular sub-genre in film or contain a single theme or idea. Anything really. I choose the seven films based on their significance in cinema, people's recommendations and some of my own personal favourites.

 I've made four "LuckySevens" so far and I've made posters to accompany them.

The first one is called: "Two is Company" and the rule here is the title has to have two names of characters in them, separated with "and". Simple.

The next one is called 'Killer Animals' and they're movies that are based on...well...killer animals.

The third one includes films that star Meryl Streep in them. It's called 'Meryl's Choice'. Get it? Meryl's choice? Like Sophie's Choice? Okay, never mind. Here's the poster with her beautiful face on it.

The fourth LuckySeven focuses on a particular idea: love destroyed or created by war. It's called 'Make Love, Not War'.

About 90% of the films here I've never seen before so I'm super excited to experience them. But for now, I'm going to go hunting for DVD copies of the films in sales bins. If you're interested in joining me with this project please e-mail me, or comment. You don't have to be a blogger to take part.

P.S. I designed the posters myself and they're copyrighted. I think (where do I do that?) And I don't know why the Streep poster is edging towards the left. I think I messed up the HTML :(

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  1. I like it - its always funny, the wealth of cinema always means you feel quite inadequete when you see these lists. but watching them all will help. Maybe Woody Allen's 'Melinda and Melinda' in the "and" one? and possibly 'Gone with the Wind' in the 'make love, not war' one? There are so-o-o-o many!

    good luck!


  2. Thanks. I know what you mean, I felt overwhelmed when I was choosing the films and I wish I had more choices but I guess that's part of the fun - and the challenge.

    I did contemplate in using Gone With the Wind but I think it could fit better in another series I'm cooking up.

  3. This sounds like a great idea! I love that you have Adaptation in there. It was written by Charlie Kaufman and I think he would be an interesting auteur to follow if you haven't seen his other films - Human Nature, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich (once you have the time, that is). I am also extremely pleased to see a Wong Kar-Wai film in there.

    That aside, I haven't seen about 70% of these films so you're not the only one. Looking forward to seeing how this project goes!

  4. Samson&Delilaaahhhhh :) lol if i randomly think of more I'll tell u haha :)

  5. Great idea and awesome posters :)

    I love your blog so much that I've tagged you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out the details below

  6. @Raelene
    I really like Kaufman's work but I've only seen Eternal Sunshine and the one he directed, Synecdoche New York. Looking forward to see Adaptation. Wong Kar-Wai is another director I'm discovering at the moment some of his films looks so gorgeous.

    heyy. I forgot about Samson and Delilah!

    thank you! I'm so honoured! I've just made a post about it



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