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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