Claudia Schiepers

SATC: The movie
June 4, 2008, 10:58 pm
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So I saw it twice last weekend 🙂 And I don't care at all what the critics say, I absolutely loved it. Especially Samantha's story line (or the end of it)! All that criticism about"nobody has free time like that" or "they all wear too much label". It's a film for fuck's sake, not reality!

If you liked the series, you will love this movie!

March 2, 2008, 1:09 am
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Meneer Tuur has never heard of The Goonies! Outrageous!!! So especially for him:

And of course, the best scene of all… The Truffle Shuffle!

October 9, 2007, 10:22 am
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Thonce_4 Last weekend was all about films. It started on Thursday with the London screening of the Cannes Straight8 winners and the amazing "The Other Half" of which I showed you the making of films, remember?
On Friday we went to "Once", an Irish film, also showing at the Raindance festival. What an absolute gem and what a lovely simple story with fabulous singers/actors. I say singers also, because the music of the film is amazing. Glen Hansard plays the lead role (a broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy 🙂 ), and is also the singer of The Frames. Apparently they have godlike status in Ireland and rightfully so. I just hope we get to hear much more of them. Marketa Irglova plays the female lead. She’s only 19 years old, but man, what a voice. Definitely go see this film!

Exdrummer8 After that wonderful beautiful love story, we saw "Ex drummer"… I don’t think two films can be more different 🙂 I did love Ex drummer though in all its disturbing rawness. I think Koen Mortier did an absolutely amazing job in making this film and again, the music is fantastic. And I also loved the little jokes in there like Filip Kowlier in the jury dissing his own song and Arno as Aldo, who wants to make it big in France. Jokes that my English company didn’t get of course 🙂 But yes, Herman Brusselmans is one sick fuck and I can understand the criticisme that it is sometimes boring as none of the characters really go through a journey (except maybe the deaf guitar player) and the character of the famous writer keeps contradicting himself. The opening sequence is very very clever. I can’t wait to see Mortier’s next project!

Thmcd7024r We also saw Michael Clayton with George Clooney this weekend. The word that comes to mind first is: Boring! The plot is very simple and because of lousy editing, you can see through it after 15 minutes. I was not impressed at all. George is a gorgious man and a wonderful actor, but the story was weak and not interesting. The Firm with Tom Cruise is sooo much better. So that was kind of a disappointment. The only interesting character in the movie is played by Tilda Swinton.

Now I really need to go see Control!

Alice Lowe
September 7, 2007, 6:01 pm
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Alice Check out the new website of Alice Lowe, a wonderful British actress. I loved her in the straight8 movies Stiffy (below) and this year’s "Sticks and Balls" (hilarious). She was also in Hot Fuzz, that UK film from the same makers as Shaun of the Dead. She is really talented and above all, she is just a really nice person. So check out her new website!

Straight 8 – Making of
September 5, 2007, 10:25 am
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Part 2

Straight8 – Making of
September 4, 2007, 8:25 pm
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Remember when I went to the Cannes filmfestival earlier this year? Well, besides parading on the Croisette, I mostly went because N. had won the Straight8 film competition with his film "The Other Half" and it was shown in the Kodak pavilion at the festival.
Straight8 is a competition where you get one Super8 cartridge of film and you have to hand in the same one (they write down the serial numbers) un-processed, so blind. No post-production or editing possibilities, just in-camera. You hand in a cd with the audio and kind of hope it matches.
The 10 best ones are shown in Cannes and that’s also the first time the film makers see their own film (imagine the nerves in that room). The BBC did a short documentary on the competition.
This year was the third time he entered. His first two films are here and here.
For this year, N. wanted to do a split screen one and to show you how they did it (without cheating), here’s part 1 of "the making off":

August 29, 2007, 11:29 am
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Nieuw materiaal van chou. Muziek van Jamie Lidell. Wat vind je ervan? Je kan het hem hier ook zelf laten weten. 

Jamie Lidell Promo – Game for Fools

Hulp gevraagd!
July 10, 2007, 6:24 pm
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Een zeer goede vriend van mij (ok, mijn lief…) heeft jullie hulp nodig.
Hij is bezig met een nieuwe kortfilm die zich afspeelt in en rond een zwembad. Daarvoor is hij op zoek naar leuke anecdotes die mensen mogelijk meegemaakt hebben in een zwembad toen ze een prille tiener waren (een jaar of 13). Die anecdotes zou hij graag in zijn film verwerken als amusante randverhaaltjes, naast het hoofdverhaal. En hij zal jullie natuurlijk eeuwig dankbaar zijn voor je herinneringen, inspiratie of creativiteit. Als het verhaal de film haalt, dan zijn er natuurlijk VIP kaarten voorzien voor de premiere :-).

Omdat het hoofdverhaal draait rond tienermeisjes en jaloezie, is hij zeker geinteresseerd in enkele pareltjes van damesverhalen rond het groene monster! (Tenminste, zo verkocht hij het aan mij… Ik vermoed dat hij gewoon graag jonge meisjes verhalen wilt hebben!)

Een voorbeeldje van hemzelf:

"When I was about 12, we went swimming for PE. We were all wearing speedos and were in the water clinging to the side when Mr McEvoy asks this kid called Philip Rose, who swam in a proper swimming club, to demonstrate backstroke to the class. He refused. McEvoy gets annoyed and asks him again. Again the kid refused. McEvoy goes right up to him and demands that he do backstroke immediately or he will call his parents. So Philip is forced to demonstrate backstroke to the whole class whilst having the biggest boner it is possible for a 12 year old to have."

Verhaaltjes welkom in de comments of via mail naar info[at]claudiaschiepers[dot]be

The Goonies
June 22, 2007, 1:07 pm
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I was about 10 years old when I first saw this movie and I still love it sooo much. Can you believe that the same actor who played Mikey, was also Sam from The Lord of the Rings???

7 Minutes of unused scenes from the Goonies, right here:

via Appelogen.

May 27, 2007, 9:09 pm
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I’m lying here on the sofa, exhausted from last night (party, more on that later) and SkyMovies is broadcasting a special on the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Filmfestival. During the next weeks, one of their channels will be showing all the films that won a Palme D’Or. Tonight, it’s l’Enfant.

TanghiI had an amazing 3 days at the Festival earlier this week. After a couple of hours standing in line for the accreditation (thanks again, Screenvision), everything was just wonderful. Some of the highlights:
– 28 degrees Celcius (it was raining all day in London on the day before I left, so this was definitely a big highlight)
Persepolis. A wonderful animation movie that actually made me cry twice. De Standaard seems to agree with me, my company on the other hand fell asleep during the film… de gustibus et coloris etc…
Tanghi Argentini, the best short film I saw during the couple of hours I spent in one of the short film booths in the short film corner. Try to see this. It’s a beautiful script and really great acting (Dirk van Dijck and Koen Van Impe). Oh yes, It’s a Belgian film by Guido Thys.
– Straight8 screening in the Kodak pavilion. Some really cool films like Sticks and Balls, Everything but… and The Other Half.
– Partying after the Straight8 screening (no other comments).
– Dressing up "red carpet" style (yes, yes, tuxedo, evening dress etc…) and seeing the premiere of Mister Lonely (weird film, good moments, sometimes very funny but too long).
– Another highlight: the hotel within walking distance of the Palais. And I found it the week before the festival. And not even exepnsive. Trust me, this is worth a lot! Yes, very very lucky.

Unfortunately no spotting of Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Leonardo or any others. Although this crew sat in the bar of the Martinez hotel with Quentin Tarrantino and Roman Polanski. But that was the day before I arrived… Ah well, something to maybe look forward to next year. Selection of pictures of the three days here.