Roshambo by Free People

10 07 2013

Summer has finally arrived in London town! When the sun escapes the clouds, good things seem more accessible. Summer is a time for living, for loving, for experiencing and experimenting. This relaxed, beautiful atmosphere is exuded from the film, Roshambo. The shortness of the film really adds an intensity and intimacy as we are drawn into the lives of these two Brooklyn lovers. The montage style merges fantastic cinematography with beautiful music. This intenseness creates a very tight and believable narrative and while you watch a smile cannot but be impressed on your face. Specifically, the shot of the lovers kissing with the sun behind them though the window particularly deserves a mention. It is as if the sun itself acts almost as a tangible, ethereal ball of love that is created through the lover’s connection. This idea relates to work by John Donne, “The Sun Rising” which can be read here: http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/sunrising.htm I feel that this short really does embody the beauty of romance in an urban environment; it is spontaneous, yet stylish. Romantic, but rough. I think we all hope for a bit more of Roshambo in our lives.

KB.

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On How to Feel Better by Joshua Kang

14 06 2013

 

On How to Feel Better

Step 1. Drive somewhere

Step 2. Get a late night snack

Step 3. Play your favourite album

Step 4. Do the laundry

Step 5. Drink juice after a bad dream

Step 6. Spend time with friends

Step 7. Do stupid things

Step 8. Meet new people

Step 9. Make a cup of coffee

Step 10. Read

Step 11. Play your favourite album over and over

Step 12. Be loved

Step 13. Be loved again

Step 14. Be loved again

… Step 51. Be loved again

On how to feel better

After being heartbroken

Some very sound advice. Created with fantastic cinematography, this short really does pull at the emotions. Stylistic and beautiful in conception, a truly sublime short.

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Be Near Me by John X. Carey

10 04 2013

Such emotion is conveyed in just over a minute. Creative and beautiful in its appearance, this short will bring a smile and a tear. It’s delicacy and preciseness of shot translates the tragic love story to an aesthetic delight. Based off the Alfred Lord Tennyson poem “In Memoriam” which can be read here:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=z1gJAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=In+memoriam&hl=en&sa=X&ei=IfRlUfKQIeKb0QWLu4CQBQ&ved=0CEIQ6AEwAQ

This tiny film really has the power to move physically, spiritually and most importantly emotionally. Visually spectacular, yet is more than just a pretty face, it has a soul filled with charm, romance and sadness.

KB.

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Long Branch by Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart

7 04 2013

This film intrigued by its name, Long Branch reminded me of the music producer “Long Arm” and his phenomenal album “The Branches”. Please see :https://theartchiveproject.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/long-arm-when-children-sleep/ for more on Long Arm.

However, I did not want to post this film for its title. Through “Long Branch” a typical situation that I think everyone has been in arises. It is the long monotonous journey to return home on a night out in an attempt to partake in the act of a one-night stand. A burning desire sparks the beginning of the trip, but as it wears on intensity and lust begin to subside. Yet, “Long Branch” so subtly replaces this animalistic urge with a feeling of bubbly romance. Endearing and playful we view the blossoming of love.