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Cinema August 27, 2020 Tenet by Christopher Nolan: quick review

After a first lockdown due to pandemia by Sars-COV2 I went back in cinema finally. I watched Tenet, the new thriller directed by Christopher Nolan with Robert Pattinson, John David Washington and Kenneth Branagh. This is my review of Tenet. This movie is about 150 minutes of explosions and pure adrenaline. I watched it in …

Cinema August 12, 2020 Cinematography part 1

I love cinematography, it’s essential and directly connected to the directing work. In fact there is a connection between the director of photography (DOP) and movie director. In some cases there are indissoluble unions as Coen brothers and Villeneuve with Roger Deakins , Emmanuel Lubezki with Iñárritu and Cuarón. Cinematography is a complex and controvertial topic at the …

Cinema Street photography June 28, 2020 Social classes and racism: street photography and cinema

The recent killing of George Floyd by a policeman in Minneapolis sparked a wave of protest in USA and Europe. Few days ago another black man was shooted and killed by a policeman in Atlanta. The harsh violence against black people is an increasing problem specially in the USA, the so called greatest democracy in …

Cinema Street photography June 8, 2020 The Midnight Meat Train: cinema and street photography

Today I watched for the first time The midnight meat train (2008), an horror/thriller full of splatter with Bradley Cooper. Screenplay is based on Clive Owen‘s book with the same name. The main character Leon (Bradley Cooper) is essentially a street photographer. He takes photos of people in the streets of New York City trying …

Art Cinema Street photography May 23, 2020 Complementary colors: cinema, painting and photography

Complementary colors is another great chapter of color theory in art. Two complementary colors put together create contrast and dynamism at the same time balancing the whole scene. It’s a lively and harmonious contrast which contributes to create that aesthetic beauty sought by Giorgio De Chirico in his paintings. Wikipedia definition: The traditional color wheel model …

Art Cinema Street photography May 9, 2020 Underground: street photography, street art and cinema

Underground, an hidden and dark world populated by trains and people, an expanding contemporary reality in big cities. I live in Rome where underground is still small and inefficient but writing this article I’m thinking to other metropolis like Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, New York… Subway is at the same time a sort of interesting and …

Cinema May 5, 2020 Yellow in cinema

After talking about red and orange colors in cinema it’s time to give space to yellow, again a warm color. Starting as usual from the pointing of view written by Wassily Kandinsky in his The Spiritual in art I’ll analyze better the use of yellow in famous movie frames. Each color has a value both …

Cinema April 26, 2020 Wonderful photography in Federico Fellini’s movies

I love the great director Federico Fellini. He filmed many movies with stories set in Italy, usually about society. His characters are interesting, sometimes realistic sometimes caricature. I watched masterpiece as La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, I vitelloni, Amarcord and Roma. I love actors like Marcello Mastroianni and Alberto Sordi. His early films are more realist …

Cinema March 23, 2020 Orange in cinema

In the first article I talked about red color in photography, painting and cinema starting from the definition given by Wassily Kandinsky. Orange is another important color in movies, it has the strength of red but also the vitality of the yellow. Of course is an hot color, it can be used to communicate different mood …

Cinema February 7, 2020 Oscars 2020: personal thoughts and favorites

This year was great for cinema industries. There are a lot of beautiful movies released in 2019 so the Oscars running 2020 is really interesting. Last year was not so good, the winner was Green Book with Viggo Mortensen, nice movie but not a masterpiece. In this edition we have great films: 1917 by Sam …

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