Tess' Journey

A Daydream Believers Blog

Feel lost? Here are some ideas...

Saturday, April 01, 2006
Ever in a videostore and you don't know what to take? Here's an idea... Print my list! Or first take a look at http://www.imdb.com and see if the film appeals to you!

À la folie... pas du tout (2002)
21 Grams (2003)
25th Hour (2002)
Aaltra (2004)
Abre los ojos (1997)
Almost Famous (2000)
American Beauty (1999)
American History X (1998)
Amores perros (2000)
Angela's Ashes (1999)
The Apartment (1960)
Batoru rowaiaru (2000)
Big Fish (2003)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Casablanca (1942)
Chinatown (1974)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Cloaca (2003) (TV)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
Disco Pigs (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Down with Love (2003)
The Dreamers (2003)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
Festen (1998)
Fight Club (1999)
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Godfather (1972)
Grimm (2003)
Hable con ella (2002)
Idioterne (1998)
In America (2002)
Irma la Douce (1963)
Italiensk for begyndere (2000)
Jalla! Jalla! (2000)
Jesus' Son (1999)
Jeux d'enfants (2003)
Life of Brian (1979)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Lucía y el sexo (2001)
Memento (2000)
Mifunes sidste sang (1999)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Mystic River (2003)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Nightwatch (1997)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
The Omen (1976)
On the Waterfront (1954)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Otesánek (2000)
Phileine zegt sorry (2003)
Psycho (1960)
Pulp Fiction (1994
Rear Window (1954)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Se7en (1995)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Shallow Grave (1994)
The Shining (1980)
Simon (2004/I)
Snatch. (2000)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
The Third Man (1949)
Trainspotting (1996)
Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)

This is a list I made last summer, so a few are missing, but I'll make another list some other time!

Jackets, Personal Journeys and Voyages

Earlier this week I got a letter from the NFTA, the Dutch Film & Television Academy, saying I made it through the first round. I applied for Producer and will have 2 interviews and a task on the 20th of this month.
I don't know what they'll ask or what my task will be until they ask and give it to me. I can't do anything to prepare. The only thing I can do, is have a good night of sleep before the big day... (Thank you T.W. for the great advice ;))

Nothing to prepare?

Overexcited as I was when I got the letter, I was also on my way to work. If you don't know yet, me, film-geek, works in a videostore.

I couldn't wait to get accepted, go back to school and learn everything about filmmaking. So later that night I took out "A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies" and "My Voyage to Italy", also by Martin Scorsese.

These 2 DVD's really are a must-have for everyone who loves film.

Scorsese gives his wonderful, personal view on some of the best movies ever made. Movies that still inspire (new) filmmakers every day.

Some of these films never got a release on either video or DVD so it's great that we still have the ability to see clips of these rare movies. Clips that make you hungry for more; to see the rest of the movie.

But like I said - Some don't have a distributor, honestly I checked and dubble checked the videostore. And if I may quote some of our calling and visiting customers in the store I work at "If you don't have it, no one will..." Then I suppose all we can do is hope, sit and wait that some day a distributor is brave enough to re-release this film and remaster it...

Until then I guess there's still loads to watch!

But, last night... After my Scorsese-homework I decided to watch something completely different. John Maybury's "The Jacket". Some say it's the best film of 2005, others say it was the worst.
I'd say I can't be in any of the two categories. I liked it, but it was confusing. I've only seen 2 films by John Maybury, "The Jacket" and "Love is the Devil". I like his style, he's got a great visual eye (especially in Love is The Devil).

That's enough movie-talk for now...

April's Fool...

April 1st 2006

New month, new fool and a very new Blog!
First entry, don't know how this is gonna go, but we'll see!

I suppose my friends will be the one's checking this out mostly... When they haven't heard my daily weird updates through either phone, mail or some other communication-option... ;)

My Blog will be all about me and everyone who's in my thoughts, acts etc etc. Including strange experiences with my cat Monty! ;)