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The Dark Rise of the Knight

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on August 27, 2012

Two teachers discuss one with the other:

– Yesterday, I taught my dog to play chess

– Really? I knew the dog is one of the most intelligent animals, but I didn’t think you could teach him such a thing. What does he know until now?

– Nothing actually. I said taught him, I didn’t say he learned.

Probably there is no big surprise for anyone that Christopher Nolan’s new film has rapidly enter top box office [en, php] and Top 250 iMDB [en, php]. There almost seems to be a groove for “dark films”, because they are the “new cool”. The darker, the better.

It’s really hard to judge such a great film for the standard of its qualities: if I admit the film is great, then most will interpret that as a “green light” to go and savour it. But not all great films are meant to be seen, such as not all great songs are meant to be sang.

The prior “Dark Knight” already had some very clear elements of misleading the spectator into believing the milk is black: Batman assumes the fault for Harvey “Two Faces” Dent, to keep the clean image of the public hero; Batman uses intimacy-invasive hi-tech for tracing the enemy. Wouldn’t Obama just love such a figure, which can take the blame for up-scaling the post-Bush war machine?

As if this wasn’t enough, the 7th real life action film of the Batman saga “teaches” us (or, at least, tries to) some very interesting stuff:

  • those imprisoned for life without any rights are confirmed as bad guys by the fact that they all gang up against population, when being freed;

  • Jim Gordon telling the truth, as a police officer, is wrong;

  • Imprisoning people for an abusive decree is wrong, but it’s OK for the ones who did it to go unpunished and without repenting;

  • Batman’s old friends, even though don’t agree with his actions, are more than eager to help him;

  • childrens watching a nuclear bomb detonated just a few kilometers away doesn’t harm their eyes;

  • an atomic bomb being detonated a few kilometers away from the shore does not pose any real problems: It won’t come as a surprise in the next “Batman” we’ll see happy fishers on the shore (Fukushima, anyone?);

  • when you don’t fear death anymore, a mortal jump is OK;

  • In the end, the “good guy” can fly away with a “bad girl”;

  • It seems that nobody told Anne Hathaway that “based on comics” doesn’t mean she’s in a silly comedy – she keeps acting like she’s in one;

  • hope doesn’t come from God, it comes from Batman;

  • faith is broken when Batman is beaten;

  • salute the fire to rise… (maybe soon also off the screens?);

  • starting a new life might become impossible in a “peace time” when all the uncomfortable people are locked in and the key is thrown away;

    • In the movies, the “terrorists” are always scarier than in reality. Bane looks like he could eat Osama bin Laden on toast for the breakfast – by the way, has someone asked the question “how does Bane eat?”

  • if you are aware of all these things, than it’s still OK to enjoy the spectacle of violence.

And on, and on. What wonderful things for your children to learn, isn’t it? The bad news is that in the real life, terrorists are never “blown away” by comics heroes, but they have their phantoms chased

Christopher Nolan proves to be not only one of the best film directors at Hollywood, but also one of the most devious ones. Don’t get fooled by what you see on the big screen. There’s a war on your mind, and that of your children’s. When the Dark Knight rises, your offspring fall.

Making a very good movie is making nowadays critics to shut up.

My rating: 8/10.

The promo text from Warner Bros.: “Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar(R) winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) again plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar(R) winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Returning to the main cast, Oscar(R) winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar(R) winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) reprises the role of Lucius Fox.”


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Camp FEMA (2009)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on October 10, 2011

Another great documentary from director William Lewis (or how to turn a low-budget documentary into a historical eye-opener), this is a film to watch in order to understand the times which will come (especially in case you still had any remaining dreams or wishful thinking about US). 

In case you didn’t know, Bush jr and Obama have managed the creation of a network of huge concentration and labor camps all around US, thousands of them , each of them having the capacity of retaining thousands of prisoners. This grid, perfectly similar to the German concentration camps, is waiting to be populated with American citizens and generally speaking anyone who is imprudent enough to be suspected of acts against government.

FEMA is a national agency, military ran, which has the authority of declaring law enforcements actions of soldiers against citizens for pretexts of crowd “control”, betting on the fact there will be a social rise against the economic crisis, for detaining everyone and anyone.

This is actually associated with the massive surveillance grid, which in reality has the purpose of domestically spying their own citiyens for alleged acts of terorism. The law, structure, military and techonology now exists to create what Steven Speilberg’s brilliant anticipation foresaw in “Minority Report”

Seems familiar?

My rating: 8 / 10 (Masterpiece)

See also extended trailer:

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Rollerball (1975)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on September 24, 2011

This blogger also remembers the Pro Cinema published top of best SF in the last century. Rollerball, although less known, is one well-worthy of being on the list. It is considered one of the best distopian movies and you will find it on fans’ list acrosss the internet.

The action takes place in a not-so-distant future, where the nations have disappeared and the world is ran by a giant supercorporation, which directs the life of everyone, surveilling everybody. The masses are entertained through a violent game, played as a sport, called “Rollerball”, which has the purpose of discouraging any particular individual’s initiative.

James Caan, a great American actor, plays the role of Jonathan, an expert player in rollerball who has become more famous than the game. At this point, the corporation asks him to step down. Jonathan starts asking questions, which is always a dangerous game in the world depicted by the screenplay and will end up costing him almost everything in his quest for bringing the corporation down.

Another classic story, about how one man fights the system as a hero, the saviour who brings freedom, which everybody waited. Some say that’s dangerous, but looking at Karl Popper’s morphology of the fairytale, it plain universal story-telling basics.

A great masterpiece, it is a great film worth seeing in order to understand some mechanisms of manipulation, which are already starting of being used. Present days are much more similar to the screen than 36 years ago, when the film was directed by the great American producer Norman Jewinson.

My rating: 8 / 10 (Masterpiece)

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7/7 Ripple Effect

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on June 25, 2011

This is the documentary to see in order to understand how the British people got manipulated by the British government to sustain with more troops the US plan to transform Iraq into a colony.

It extensively treats the subject of the “terrorist attacks” framing delivered to the media and it proves how it was actually IMPOSSIBLE for the so-called “terrorists” to be the independent authors of the bomb attack. It is great to see such an effective documentary, which accomplishes in only one hour to be so to the point and to bring so many proofs.

This is one of the most compressed, well documented proofs of state-organized terrorism ever done and it is the only one I have seen until now about the events in UK (of course, there are many more). I consider it, in quality close to the hystorical documentary “911 in Plane Site”.

I copied this from the description of the film on youtube:

“The European Union has arrested a British man for the crime of sending a DVD to a judge. Anthony John Hill of Sheffield was arrested at his home in Carrick Street, Kells, on the foot of a European Arrest Warrant, according to the Irish Times. UK authorities claim Hill perverted the course of justice in a case related to the July 7, 2005 bomb attacks in London.

British authorities claim copies of the DVD were sent, in packaging with Irish postal marks, between September 2007 and December 2007 to five relatives of people who had been killed during the bombing. In addition, copies were sent to a judge and jury foreman in the case.

I sent it. I believe those men to be innocent, Hill told police when he was arrested and asked about the DVD. Sgt Seán Fallon told the Irish Times that a friend of Hills made copies on his home computer. Irish Gardaí took possession of the computer.

For the crime of sending the DVD, Anthony John Hill was remanded in custody and awaits a hearing on February 18th.

7/7 Ripple Effect posits that British and Israel intelligence are responsible for the attacks. The video, produced by MuadDib — the name of a fictional character in the Frank Herbert novel Dune — appeared on the JforJustice website on November 5, 2007. According to J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign, MuadDib believes he is the messiah and demands that he be acknowledged as the Rightful British-Israel King.

J7 claims MuadDib sent unsolicited copies of the video to 7/7 victim families.”

My vote: 8 / 10. (Masterpiece).



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Fair Game (2010)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on June 16, 2011

Director Doug Liman, not a particularly wanna-see director, has made a great job directind this high paced docudrama which received an award for best film in 2010 about civil liberties. If you want to see the true story on how Iraq war started, this is a movie to see. Based on the two books written by the two main characters, former CIA analyst experts, the picture follows the story of two people who tried to prevent a war which was based on no evidence and got heir lives destroyed for it. If you want to understand how political and economical agendas join hand to make a lot of profit out of war, this movie will definitely help you. In my opinion, it is the best political Hollywood thriller made since Syriana.

Academy Award winner Sean Penn and Academy Award Nominee Naomi Watts give life to an inspiring and true story of fighting for the truth and assuming all and any consequences for it. For “the Truth will set you free”.

My rating: 8 / 10 (masterpiece). A must see.

Enjoy watching it!

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Fabled Enemies (2008)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on June 15, 2011

Jason Bermas, a great documentary film director, makes a great case for understanding how the societies of the new millennium think and act, based on false presumptions. Seeing this excellent documentary, you will understand the mechanism of falsifying history and the implications of the historic attack on World Trade Center. You will understand, without a doubt, how all this was planned way ahead and proof that the World Trade Center buildings were intended to be the victims of an attack long before that happened. The similarity to the Pearl Harbor incident is striking.

My rating: 8 / 10 Masterpiece.

Enjoy watching it!

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