I wish that I had more time to write this post. After reading this you can easily pretend to be a film buff in any circle. In Kharagpur you will definitely come in the top 10. 80 % of success lies in showing off.BASIC
Directors you should know
: Coppolla, Manoj N. Shyamlan, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Sam Mendes, Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Peter JacksonThings you should say
: Godfather 2 was better than Godfather 1. KillBill2 was better than KillBill1. Spielberg is for the masses not for me. Movies made on books are generally better. The books are better than the movies. Tarantino is a modern day genius. It’s a tragedy that Scorsese never won an oscar, the other movies were better. Al Pacino rocks. Godfather is the best movie of all times.Things that were good in the movie
(you should say/claim): Feel of the movie.ADVANCEDDirectors you should know
: Stanley Kubrick, Milos Forman, Roman Polanski, Akira Kurosawa, Tim Burton, Mike Nichols, Coen Brothers, David Fincher, David Lean, David LynchThings you should say
: Eyes Wide Shut is a flawed masterpiece. Spielberg learnt everything from Kubrick. Movies can be better than the books, give examples like Shawshank Redemption, Clockwork Orange, Where Eagles Dare, The Hours, 2001 A Space Odyssey etc. Charlie Kauffman is a modern day genius. Oscars are given to populist movies. Daniel Day Lewis rocks. Citizen Kane is the best movie of all times.Things that were good in the movie
(you should say/claim): Dialogues, script, storylineEXPERTDirectors you should know
: Francois Truffaut, Elia Kazan, Federico Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lars von Trier, Robert Altman, Sergie M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Renoir, Ignmar BergmanThings you should say
: Zach Braff is over-rated. I prefer movies which won at the Sundance Film Festival. European Cinema is much better than Hollywood blah. Paul Muni rocks. The best movie is yet to be made.Things that were good in the movie
(you should say/claim): Soundtrack, cinematography, attention to detail.This post can/will be revised.
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