Ennio, the collective picture

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/85878212] His hand addressing the harp. The ensemble choir picking up to his voice. The collective picture delivered by music. The pathos, the romantic, the glorious, the deeply latin rooted, emotional score of millions of people. Last night in the ominous parisian Bercy hall, there was no film clip, yet cinema was everywhere. From Cinema … Continue reading

Nimrod Antal embraces Metallica’s chaos

Two days ago I was wondering what Nimrod Antal was up to lately. I checked up IMDB and saw his forthcoming film was… a Metallica fiction?! Then my good pal Dave asked If I cared to join him for a press screening. Hell yeah!  I’m a diehard Leonard Cohen fellow. A Springsteen addict. A Townes … Continue reading

Gay cowboys wandering the land: a short note on Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain

As Ang Lee’s recent Pi movie is hitting french theaters, I decided to write a little bit about how versatile and gifted this man is. Since the beginning of the 90’s, this director never stopped to amaze by its agility to move from one genre to another, while retaining a high degree of quality. A shapeshifter … Continue reading

Les amours de Baptiste et Garance: The Children of Paradise reborn

“And they traded away forever, wonder, for reason”. Samson’s monologue, Carnivale. “In our embrace I could hear the motion of the sea”. Ode to Messaline. After a long pause due to interesting developments, TheNightShift was invited in june at Pathé’s screening theater in Paris to attend the forthcoming 4k restored print  of Les Enfants du Paradis, previously … Continue reading

Définitivement peut-être: A Summer tale

This year, french high schoolers who undertook the extra cinema course are very lucky. On the verge of summer, Conte d’Eté is the perfect film when you’re sixteen, about to eat the world, passer le bac  (national graduation at the end of high school), and hesitating upon many things in between. When Oasis‘ first record was released in 1995, french … Continue reading

Allo Jaffar !

Just as any, I have been happy to enjoy many traits bearing Moebius-Gir signature on films. Tron, Alien, The Fifth Element as well and maybe some Blade Runner and Dune too. But It was my best friend who really talked to me about him. A talented graphist in his own right, he grew up with … Continue reading

Gaming still: how videogames are represented in films

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WARY OF HOW GAMES HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED IN FILMS, SERIES AND ADS. WHEN I REALLY STARTED PAUSING FILMS TO EDIT THESE SPECIFIC PASSAGES OUT TWO YEARS AGO, I FOUND OUT ABOUT A SIMILAR INITIATIVE CALLED VINYL ON FILM, A WHOLE PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE SAME THING… BUT WITH VINYL RECORDS. THIS … Continue reading

dryve: Mel Gibson would like to add something

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THIS LAST WEEK, DRIVE’S SOLE “SOUND EDITING” CREDIT HAS BEEN OVERSHADOWED IN FRANCE BY THE ARTIST’S RESOUNDING TEN ACADEMY NOMINATIONS. YET THE FILM, AS A VIOLENT B MOVIE WITH A HIGH ESTEEM OF ITSELF, WAS AN UNEXPECTED HIT IN FRANCE, WITH 1,5 MILLION MOVIE GOERS GETTING INTO GEAR. IN SPITE OF THIS SUCCESS AND GREAT … Continue reading