Friday, September 12, 2008

elvira madigan

elvira madigan

I watched this Swedish film called Elvira Madigan(1967) tonight.

It's very sad but beautiful film based on a true story. It provided me lots of photographic inspiration as well. I'm dreaming of my D90.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

the mission

I tend to look for inspiration when I'm mellow or going through unstable phase of mind.

I've been wanting to see this old film called "The Mission (1986)" again when I saw the poster somewhere a while ago. However it doesn't seem easy to find the time for the shows. So, instead, I decided to buy a DVD so that I can keep a good copy with me all the time.

I'm not exactly sure when it was I watched this film for the first time, all I remember is that I was really inspired by it. Now at least 10 to 15 years have passed by and I wonder how this film is going to inspire me again in different ways. I guess I will get to know in a few days once the DVD arrives.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

two days in paris.

a couple
I watched a film called Two Days in Paris over the weekend. It made me to think a lot about relationships and love. Here's a copy of Marion's interesting narration towards to the end of the film.


It always fascinated me how people go from loving you madly to nothing at all, nothing. It hurts so much. When I feel someone is going to leave me, I have a tendency to break up first before I get to hear the whole thing.

Here it is. One more, one less. Another wasted love story. I really love this one. When I think that its over, that I'll never see him again like this... well yes, I'll bump into him, we'll meet our new boyfriend and girlfriend, act as if we had never been together, then we'll slowly think of each other less and less until we forget each other completely.

Almost. Always the same for me. Break up, break down. Drunk up, fool around. Meet one guy, then another, fuck around. Forget the one and only. Then after a few months of total emptiness start again to look for true love, desperately look everywhere and after two years of loneliness meet a new love and swear it is the one, until that one is gone as well.

There's a moment in life where you can't recover any more from another break-up. And even if this person bugs you sixty percent of the time, well you still can't live without him. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well you love his sneezes more than anyone else's kisses.

Two Days in Paris

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Friday, June 06, 2008

kamome shokudō

My friend Monika recommended me this Japanese film, Kamome Shokudo, a while ago and I finally had time to finish watching it today. I watched it without the subtitle as my Macbook Pro didn't support the subtitle. Surprisingly, my Japanese didn't get too bad after all.

I enjoyed this film a lot as it didn't try too hard, unlike typical Hollywood films, to come up with a dramatic story or to impress the audience. Also, the slowness of life, the openness to the possibilities, the warmth of human beings, and of course the art direction really worked for me.


Kamome Shokudō (かもめ食堂, Kamome shokudō?) is a 2006 comedy film written and directed by Japanese director Naoko Ogigami, based on a novel by Yōko Mure. The film is set in the Finnish capital Helsinki, and follows a Japanese woman who sets up a diner serving Japanese food in the city, and the friends she makes in the process.

From Wikipedia

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Monday, May 19, 2008

analog days.

girls on a sleigh

It seems to me that our digital generation misses analog days. I got this cross-processing tutorial online and thought would give it a try.

The photo taken last Christmas does look like a photo from 70's.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

across the universe.

I came across to this movie trailer this morning. What caught my attention, of course, was The Beatles. Not sure how good the movie would be but it would be worth to watch only for the soundtrack. I will never get tired of The Beatles and they never get tired of me.

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