Kamis, 05 Maret 2015
Thursday Movie Picks #34: Black and White Movies Made Since 1970
This is Thursday, which means that there will be a Taco Thursday! Just kidding. Hello and welcome to Thursday Movie Picks. This meme is hosted by Wandering Through The Shelves, and if you want to join this, please click here. This week theme is Black and White Movies Made Since 1970...which means I can't show off how much classic films I've watched, haha.
Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)
Manhattan is one of the known works of Woody Allen. 42-year-old Isaac (Woody Allen) is dating 17-year-old Tracy (Mariel Hemingway). Then he meets Mary (Diane Keaton) who is the third wheel of Yale's wedding (Michael Murphy). 42-year-old Isaac realizes that Tracy is too young for him and Mary is more suitable to him.
I love the witty dialogue, the complicated love story, the cinematography, and I definitely love Manhattan in 1970's. But my favorite part of this movie is the ending scene.
Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
How dare you Mr. Spielberg! How dare you for making me question humanity! Steven fucking Spielberg makes me depressed through this film. I can't believe that son of bit*h made a wonderful film like this instead of another blockbuster film.
Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) is a Germany businessman slash womanizer moves to Krakow. He tries to create a a new business by bribing the German officers to let him building a factory. His factory becomes a crucial one as it is the shield of more than 1000 of Jewish people.
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)
Marjane grows up a lot faster than most children. She reads about Marx, she wants to be prophet, and she loves to talk with God. Those things aren't the only things that make her more mature than most children. She sees the changes in her country and notes every single that doesn't make sense to her.
I have a mixed feeling about this film. I had read the novel before I watched the film. There's not many changes in the film, therefore this film kinda bored me. In the same time, I don't know a better way to adapt Persepolis into a film. But still, it's not fun to watch something and know more than 90% of the lines. Nevertheless, Persepolis is one the most important coming-of-age films. The novel is also a must-read book for all young adults and children. Heck, I read the novel when I was in primary school.