Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Movie Week at PV.

Day one: Pecker.
I didn't particularly like this movie as a movie. I thought the plot was unrealistic and the comedic effect they were going for wasn't funny. I did however like the style of photography Pecker possessed. His ability to walk through his well known neighborhood and capture individuals and his surroundings came across easy and natural. He was referred to as a modern day Diane Arbis which was probably pretty close to what he was. He took pictures of anything and everything saying everything was art.

Day two: Born into Brothels.
I really enjoyed this movie. This is the type of photography I would like to pursue. I was really inspired by her desire to help these children and dedication to teaching them photography. I really liked that she used their photographs to show the world their lives, not so much her own. I'm sure she has many photos of her own but they focused on the children's work which is what it was about. Some of them were really talented and they captured life in a wonderful and playful way. I'm really excited her organization is still up and running trying to get other children out of the brothels. I want to look into it more and see what I can, or possibly us as a school.

Day three: Oh Brother, Where art Thou?
This movie I also really enjoyed. It was humorous and entertaining to watch. George did an amazing job. The brief movie we watched before made it that much better. It was neat to see how they made this film into a masterpiece. Once seeing that I noticed so much more in the color and mood of the film. I liked how they said they filmed the movie with no filters, or alterations during filming but did all the effects after digitally.


  1. Hi Andrea. I totally agree with you on George's performance in O Brother. "Damn! We're in a tight spot!" is a phrase permanently burned into my brain. So is the scene where he first steps up to the mic (or 'can' as they called it) at the radio station to sing "Man of Constant Sorrow". Crazy what they do digitally now in film making, and I'm even more impressed that they were doing that sort of thing 10 years ago.

  2. Carmen, Ditto on Pecker.
    I thought it was pretty hilarious at times, but also found his voice SUPER annoying.

    I agree on the style of photography though. I really wish I had the ambition to go out and photograph like a crazy dude, but I don't. Not yet anyway.

    Thanks for the review pal.

  3. Peckers photographic style was awesome! But I also didn't enjoy this movie as much as I thought I would of.

  4. I agree with the Pecker comments, it was not funny and I really think the effect they were going for was lost by the bad humour. I also agree with you on Born into Brothels. I think it is awesome that the children were able to raise money for themselves using their own photos. I too hope that I will be able to do something like this one day.

  5. Oh Brother, Where are Thou?: George did do an amazing job! He was so young in that movie. With the filming I would have guessed they used filters if someone asked me before watching the clip on how they did the post processing. It was interesting to hear the ideas they came up with and then how they made it happen.

  6. Good summary of Born Into Brothels. Interesting that you talked about HER photographic work becoming more about the photographic work of the CHILDREN. (And through that, about the lives of the children...and their hope for a future)