The Friday mindshag #6

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(up Grease movie scene)

Remember, remember the 5th of November. (V for Vendetta)

Good films make your life better. And by good films I mean quality and substance enriched film strips, not necessarily old classics. I recently saw Grand Hotel Budapest by Wes Anderson, a relatively young director, but I could say I loved just as much Alfred Hitchcock‘s To catch a thief. It is a matter of understanding the script and also having that something that you find attractive and interesting.

I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.

Francis Ford Coppola

Considering you do not have all the time in the world and you need to filter the movies, I found myself yesterday at the launch of the 23rd number of the magazine FILM MENU, a project that I’ve been following since 2012, and something  that really helps with selecting the good movies, the kind that make your life worth something and keeps the inspiration going. So finding a movie magazine written by someone who speaks the language of qualitative cinematography is a smart idea.

Experience, knowledge and human interaction happening in front of your eyes in 200 minutes or less. A good movie will twist and turn you through situations you’ve never had the guts to take and after seeing the outcome, good or bad, you may take some chances. A good part is like a temporary role model, someone you look up to and in the end, someone who inspires you to be yourself, or at least a better self. That is what a great cinema experience does to me.

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.

Jean-Luc Godard

Recent movies I’ve seen and liked: Grand Hotel Budapest by Wes Anderson / La Grande Bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino / Fight Club by David Fincher / Into the Wild by Sean Penn / Closer to the Moon by Nae Caranfil / Stuck in Love by Josh Boone

Movies I want to see: The Fault in Our Stars by Josh Boone / Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn / Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders /  Cecile and Julie go Boating by Jaques Rivette / Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson / Rain Man by Barry Levinson / Dirty Dancing by Emile Ardolino (I’ve heard so many things about this movie I just want to watch it out of curiosity to see what is all the fuss about! )

I watch series too, a lot of series and I could sit in front of a screen rolling sitcoms all day, there’s nothing like a good laugh from a smart joke, like in Will and Grace by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick and yes, Karen Walker is my favorite. She brings out the witty sarcastic fun bitch in the New York socialite rich.

 Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.

Roman Polanski

Stay inspired,

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