Thursday, 5 November 2009
I then went down the road to the legendry Foundry, to bear witness to my dear friend Ant the Rant's first art exhibition 'The Ghosts in my Clothes'. An unbelievable insight into the inner reality of the horrors of a life changing psychotic episode, culminating in a stint in the priory and exasperated by an incessantly jabbering jacket! A testament to the heart, balls and character of the unique man that is Ant the Rant. We celebrated in true Shoreditch style and I've a quality hangover to show for it!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
I'm embracing the privaledged position I'm in when it comes to being in the know about new technologies that can enhance events. There's some amazing 3D products and interactive elements that blow the minds of both clients and event guests!
This particular bit of kit was just launched just last March. Intersense's VCam offers live-action cinematographers the chance to interface real world professional cameras with fully animating virtual scenes. Now film directors can gain direct control to their virtual sets and characters for rapid previsualisation at production resolution and games producers can cut time on animating cut scenes.
Sounds like it's worth checking out! Watch this space....
Thursday, 14 August 2008
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
A FILM BY LECH MAJEWSKI BASED ON HIS NOVEL
Grand Prix 2004 Rome International Film Festival
Release Date: 08/12/2008
Retail Price: $29.95
Genre: Drama Cast: Claudine Spiteri,Chris Nightingale
Director: Lech Majewski
Running Time: 103
DVD Video Options: Color,DVD-Video,NTSC,Subtitled,Widescreen
DVD Audio Options: French;Subtitled,English;Original Language
UPC Code: 738329059422
THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS (2004) Working from his own novel Metaphysics, writer-director Lech Majewski (Glass Lips, Gospel According to Harry) crafts magic in The Garden of Earthly Delights intimate passion plays, which are filled with loving detail (Village Voice) and creates a luminous, highly erotic treatise on art, love and death (Chicago Reader). When London art historian Claudine (Claudine Spiteri) meets engineer Chris (Chris Nightingale), it is love and lust at first sight. But their spiritual and erotic connection is threatened by a devastating and deadly illness. Her remaining days on earth numbered, Claudine chooses to fan the flames of her obsession with Hieronymus Bosch by taking her lover on a trip to Venice, where the artist s work becomes the background for their physical passion and emotional discovery. Like Dante s Beatrice, Claudine becomes Chris guide into a labyrinth of sensuality, love, death, regret and redemption.
- Feature-length Audio Commentary by Lech Majewski
- Biography of Lech Majewski
- Optional French Subtitles
- Stills Gallery
The Garden of Earthly Delights
By Ed Grant -- Video Business, 8/4/2008KINO
Street: Aug. 12
> Thinking person’s love story, replete with beautiful Venetian scenery.
A beautifully constructed tragic romance, Garden of Earthly Delights chronicles the doomed affair between two Brits in Venice, an engineer (Chris Nightingale) who compulsively records everything that happens to him and a terminally ill art historian (Claudine Spiteri). Adapting from his own novel, filmmaker Lech Majewski deftly avoids the clichés that are attendant to “fatal” romances, concentrating instead on the engineer’s camcorder compulsion and his girlfriend’s attempts to recreate tableaux from the Hieronymous Bosch painting that supplies the film’s title. The result is a film that will satisfy viewers looking for a sad love story as well as those who like their romances a bit more … eccentric. Kino is releasing Garden with three other previously unreleased Majewski titles, including Gospel According to Harry, starring Viggo Mortensen.
Shelf Talk: Majewski’s name isn’t immediately recognizable, even to arthouse aficionados, but his work deserves a push to fans of Peter Greenaway, Wong Kar-Wai and other modern visionaries. Though constructed in a willfully self-conscious manner (the entire film is comprised of the engineer’s videos of he and lady-love), the “alienation” technique actually serves to bring viewers further into the story, making Garden an excellent choice for brainy folk looking for a good cry.Drama, color, NR (mature themes, sexual situations), 104 min., DVD $29.95
Extras: director’s commentary
Director: Lech Majewski
First Run: DVD premiere