Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hmstrjam's Movie Haus Selections

Bright Star   (2009) by YES, we like MOVIES !.
Jane Campion's film Bright Star is a sensual feast that explores the life of poet John Keats and his unrequited love affair with Fanny Braun in 19th century England. It incorporates his spoken poetry, the English countryside and themes of love, loss, and exuberance for life!
Assignment 1: For this first week's assignment we'll explore the 5 senses touch, taste, sight, sound and smell using specific compositions from the film (which we'll capture using a camera) to discover how they can be visually expressed and explored effectively in your own work.

Babette's Feast(芭比的盛宴)-001 by Taro Wang.
A Danish film by director Gabriel Axel based on the story by Isak Dinesen (who also wrote Out of Africa). A French chef aids a pair of religious Danish sisters in a remote town and with a twist of fate brings about a sensual spiritual awakening which had been previously denied.
Assignment 2: For this assignment we'll deal with the theme of sparsity vs. opulence and recall examples from our own lives that mirror a similar experience.

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Directed by Phillip Stolzl and based on a true story this film portrays 2 Bavarian climbers attempt to be the first to scale the North Face of the Eiger during the beginnings of Hitler's rise to power.
Assignment 3: For this weeks assignment we'll recall personal fears or metaphoric mountains we've attempted to climb and either succeeded or failed and how we can illustrate this in our work. We'll look at specific examples of moutaineering based art as well as artist who illustrate fears from their own lives.

Directed by Pierre Salvador and starring Audrey Tautou (of Amelie!) set in Monaco, "through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor"
Assignment 4: For this assignment we'll use an actual still image from the movie and use collage to alter, edit and change the image to say something new and explore events/themes that occur in the film. We'll look at collage artists as examples and sources of inspiration.

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