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Home is where our heart belongs. So there is not just one home. At least for me. My parent’s house will always be home. My apartment is the best place in the world. My place. My home. But i remembered of another home for this challenge. I chose cinema in my heart and it’s not just a profession. It’s this big piece of my life with so many brothers and sisters carved in difficult times and moments of joy. So wherever i see a set light or a camera rolling i can say i feel at home.

 

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“We’re as mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore.” as Howard Beale would say in “Network”, the famous film directed by Sidnei Lumet. This post is not about anger. It’s about movies. I read that the Network was chosen for preservation in the Us National Congress for it’s historical and social value. There are entire generations that are really well documented on films much better than in history books. This is an interesting feature in the knowledge about these generations. One that i can use to talk about my generation is ‘The fight Club”. It defines really well those who grew up in the eighties. Besides is much more fun than history class in my opinion. You probably have films that reminds you of your life and you surroundings. Your dreams and your fears. More than entertainment movies are also a very efficient way of “selling” an idea. The United States was the first country that learned how to do it. Because of the golden age of cinema everybody in the world would know what kind of suit a man should wear and how his house should look like. What kind of car he should have and what kind of answer he would give in a certain situation. This is a very powerful weapon when used well. I’m not sure what will be the next important tool for cultural propaganda but certainly the web is not as fun as the movies. Much more addictive but surely not as fun. I wonder if in a couple centuries the kids will learn from books of from films. I just hope they don’t have to learn from websites.

Yes they are. Opinions and butts are two things that everybody got their own. I was watching “The swan lake” and in my opinion the film is an unfulfilled promisse. Something that starts as a very classic and old fashion drama and develops to a modern psychological thriller just to end again as a very classic and old fashion drama. That’s my opinion. Of course the direction is amazing and the cast is perfect especially Natalie Portman in the best performance of her life i believe. But for me that doesn’t change the fact that the film is an unfulfilled promisse with a mediocre ending. That’s my opinion but you should not listen to it. The NY times reviewed the film as something extraordinary. Rotten Tomatoes too. So maybe i’m wrong. So maybe there’s not such a thing and what is wrong is to review. But what about the purpose of reviews? Talking about cinema i know the general public don’t have the time or the interest to watch every feature film that is released. Sometimes not even the opportunity because many features are not released in theaters all over. Just some. So the importance of the reviews are to indicate to the public their best bets in attending the demand of most viewers. Now that’s a risky business. Opinions are always different and what we have are films that more people can appreciate and films that less people who are more engaged with film culture will enjoy. Besides that the rest is all speculation! That’s why the critics always choose to forget the general public and give their rates according to the more sophisticated viewers. Firstly because they will always have an academic plausible excuse for their reviews and secondly because that’s what they are. Sophisticated viewers! And nobody can think with other but their own heads. So they are reviewing for them selves and you are giving them credit for it. I suggest to follow the plots, the actors and directors of your choice. That’s always better than following critics opinion. It’s like perfume. Nobody is obligated to prefer this or that one. The only people that believe in this idea is the people who gain by giving opinions and you can have your own as you have your butt… for free!!!