Archive for May, 2006

Antonioni in Brooklyn!

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Being a Brooklynite, I am so psyched to know that there will be a tribute to Antonioni at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this coming June.

Titled “The Vision that Changed Cinema: Michelangelo Antonioni,” it will showcase 16 of Antonioni’s major feature work, as well as shorts and a couple of films on Antonioni.

Enjoy a WHOLE MONTH with Antonioni’s masterpieces. BAM runs these movies a few times a day. My fantasy is to watch them all everyday but it’s most unlikely. But I am going to catch the rare ones, especially hung Kuo Cina. A couple of titles that I want to see again are Oberwald and my all time favorite Identification and Zabriskie Point.

Here is the run down:

6/7-13 – Blow Up
6/9 – I Vinti (The Vanquished)
6/12 – Antonioni Shorts 1943-1953
6/13 – Antonioni Shorts 1983-2004
6/15 – Cronaca di un Amore (Chronicle of a Love)
6/16 – Il Grido
6/17 – L’Avventura
6/18 – La Notte
6/19 – Chung Kuo Cina
6/20 – Le Amiche (The Girlfriends)
6/22 – La Signora Senza Camelie (The Lady without Camelias)
6/23 – Zabriskie Point
6/24 – L’Eclisse
6/25 – Deserto Rosso (Red Desert)
6/26 – Il Mistero di Oberwald (The Mystery of Oberwald)
6/27 – Identificazione di una Donna (Identification of a Woman)
6/28 – Al di la Nelle Nuvola (Beyond the Clouds)
6/28 – Making a Film for Me is Life (1995), directed by Enrica Antonioni; Antonioni Visto da Antonioni (1978)
6/29 – The Passenger
6/29 – Antonioni: The Vision that Changed Cinema, directed by Sandro Lai; L’Ultima Sequenza di Professione Reporter, directed by Andre S. Labarthe

I am so damn excited that you won’t even believe it! Thanks BAM! You rock (always)!

Shit, just realized that I will be down in the Lowcountry when Chung Kuo Cina screns. Now I am pissed, really really pissed. I wanted to see that one for years since… fuck!

(Adapted from my posting in the Antonioni forum.)

Dark Ages

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

According to the Jewish calendar, the year is 5765.
According to the Chinese calendar, the year is 4702.
That means that for 1,063 years the Jews went without Chinese food.
These were known as the Dark Ages.

So Dark the Con of Man

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Ok, we all know that the Da Vinci Code is back: back haunting us with its annoying story and all the attached hype and controversies. I admit that I had bought the hardcopy of the book and read it when it came out; I admit that I also want to see this movie so badly. But people! Just give it a break! It’s getting really old and annoying already with all these controversies. It’s just a damn story. Who cares whether they are based on facts or not, it’s a novel. A fiction. Now, if you are upset about Dan Brown twisting the common understandings and beliefs of Jesus and the Vatican nd all that stuff, do the same and give shit to John Case’s Genesis Code and Steve Berry’s The Third Secret also. In fact, I enjoyed these 2 far much more than the D.V. Code. They are definitely more chilling and “jaw-dropping” in terms of questioning Catholicism and Jesus.

And oh, by the way, The New York Times gave it a crappy review yesterday, titled, “A Code That Takes Longer to Watch Than Read“. (Yay!) Longer than the book? My gosh, I better make sure that I don’t drink anything during the movie otherwise I will have a long haul and it’s going to be embarrassing.

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Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

I am so sick of the term Web 2.0. It’s just so annoying. Why does everything has to be point something? It’s so 1998. (link courtesy of M.)
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