David Lynch In Four Movements | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review

After watching the short film David Lynch In Four Movements . If you like to write a HAIKU REVIEW – leave Haiku in the Comment section of this post or your own . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ …

A new short will appear on Fridays so feel the Muse when it happens.

One of the ways to write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . often writing one or more verses. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

by j.kiley

Surreal his mind
Reality is blinding
A character grows

Multiple world views
Story telling bouncing out
Strange . acceptable

© j.kiley 2018
Haiku Couplet

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

David Lynch in Four Movements 2018 Edition | Richard Vezina

Rate . . . PG
Genre . . . Tribute to David Lynch . Twin Peaks . Laura Palmer . Surreal . Film Art
Length . . . 19m 58s

This tribute/mashup to David Lynch was created in 2005 and shown initially in 2011. The 2018 edition is a new HD version that includes season 3 of Twin Peaks.

Music : Angelo Badalamenti/David Lynch : Questions In A World Of Blue, The Pink Room, Into The Night, Mysteries of Love

Vocal : Julee Cruise

Films: Inland Empire, Mulholland Dr., The Straight Story, Lost Highway, Fire Walk with Me, Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Dune, The Elephant Man, Eraserhead, The Grandmother, The Alphabet

A Happy Birthday Tribute for Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews was born Eighty-two (82) years ago today . October 01 1935

I want to wish Julie the Happiest of Birthdays with this short pictorial of memories I have felt in my life due to who she has been through the years so far.

Julie Andrews . No longer Maria . She is a transformation of all she experienced during her life time as far as it has come. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE . I hope you have many more decades to go to continue learning and enjoying the depth of your life.

Camelot with Richard Birton as King Arthur opposite Julie as his Queen Guenevere. Between Camelot . My Fair Lady . and Boyfriend . I listened thousands of hours and many new albums . needed to be replaced. I was in love. She is spectacular. I love many actors for their talent and personalities but Julie Andrews has stood out more brightly than anyone I have ever seen. She is a STAR and Julie will SPARKLE INFINITELY.

This photo is taken around the time of Julie and Carol Burnett were preparing to perform together for the first time at Carnegie Hall and it is the first time I saw either perform or even knew who they were. I was a wee one at the time. I was literally and figuratively blown away by both of them and particularly Julie Andrews. Wow.

A shot of Julie in the first film I watched her in. This is from The Americanization of Emily . the best of the Anti-War films.

A collection of clips when put together . there appears the Practically Perfect in Every Way .  Mary Poppins.

One of the most breathtaking scenes . their dancing together made it hard for me to breath . also.

Breathtaking Dance Scene from The Sound of Music

The Laendler . Maria and the Captain Dancing

“You’re face is all red.” “Is it? I don’t suppose I’m used to dancing.” (The children were making their observant but innocent comments).

Julie Andrews and her husband Blake Edwards Hugging. It was on 31 Dec 1993 in Gstaad, Switzerland

Like so many . I wished Julie was my mom . my grandmother told me Julie should be my mom . that was before my gram died when I was too young to lose her. So Julie did become my mom . a not too distant surrogate.

One of my favorite songs Julie sang . . .

The opening of The Sound of Music with Julie singing . dancing . and being blown over by a helicopter as it filmed her scene from above.

Some words from Julie Andrews I found touching and philosophical.

“Once in a while I experience an emotion onstage that is so gut-wrenching, so heart-stopping, that I could weep with gratitude and joy. The feeling catches and magnifies so rapidly that it threatens to engulf me.” ― Julie Andrews Edwards, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

“Remember: the amateur works until he can get it right. The professional works until he cannot go wrong.” ― Julie Andrews Edwards, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

A Quiet Passion

NYTimes: ‘A Quiet Passion’ Poetically Captures Emily Dickinson

I have a passion for Emily Dickinson. My mentor in poetry and the way she chose to live her life. – j.kiley

A Quiet Passion Trailer

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

Rating . . . PG-13 (for thematic elements, disturbing images and brief suggestive material)
Genre . . . Drama
Directed By . . . Terence Davies
Written By . . . Terence Davies
In Theaters . . . Apr 14, 2017 Limited
On DVD . . . Jul 11th 2017
Runtime . . . 2h 6m
Studio: Hurricane Films

Fresh Tomatoes 92%

Cynthia Nixon . . . Emily Dickinson
Jennifer Ehle . . . Vinnie Dickinson
Keith Carradine . . . Edward Dickinson
Duncan Duff . . . Austin Dickinson
Jodhi May . . . Emma Bell (Young Emily Dickinson)

*This is for you Karen. You taught me well & started me on a journey that will never end. Happy Birthday!

‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme died at 73 | A Tribute

“I was really hooked on movies at a very young age. The Manchurian Candidate (1962), along with Seven Days in May (1964), Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) were this quartet of anarchistic black-and-white American movies, each of which did things that you just didn’t do in American movies, especially in the realm of irreverence toward politics and government institutions and the Army. I was what, 16, it was shocking, it was thrilling and, interestingly, it predated my exposure to the French New Wave so, in a way, this was the American, a certain kind of new wave in American movies.” – Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme . Jodie Foster . Anthony Hopkins . All Oscars winners for top honors ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

“Your antagonist has to be every bit as formidable as your hero, or you diminish the character you’re supposed to care about. For people starting out writing scripts, they’re in that ‘hiss-the-villain’ mode, and you always want to say “Wait, wait, wait. They’re human too. Give them some problems and you’ll end up with a better story”. – Jonathan Demme

Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lector) ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Jonathan Demme

“I don’t think it’s sacrilegious to remake any movie, including a good or even great movie. I think what’s sacrilegious is to make a bad movie, whether it’s a remake or an original. It’s what I always tell my actor friends, anybody who’s in this, this [business], you’ve gotta try to hold out and only do the scripts, do the material that offers you the opportunity to do your best work. Because if you do stuff that doesn’t give you that opportunity? Your work’s not gonna be good. And you’re gonna suffer in the long run from that. So I don’t care if it’s a remake if it’s a great script with parts in it that can attract fantastic actors, God, you know, to make the movie.” – Jonathan Demme

Masterful Film DVD Covers . All Titles Jonathan Demme Directed into Films

Jonathan Demme directed 8 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Christine Lahti, Dean Stockwell, Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks, and Anne Hathaway. Steenburgen, Hopkins, Foster and Hanks won Oscars for their performances in one of Demme’s movies.

Anthony Hopkins (H.L.) ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ playing Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme and Michael Mann have both directed a Hannibal Lecter film and have also both been involved in a film about Howard Hughes. Mann directed Manhunter (1986) and produced The Aviator (2004), which he was originally to have directed. One of Demme’s earliest films was Melvin and Howard (1980), and he later went on to direct The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Jodie Foster (Clarice Starling ) FBI trainee . Jonathan Demme ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

Trade Mark (Top 3)

Characters looking directly into the camera
Heavy use of steadicam interspersed with shots of handheld shots
Extreme close-ups on faces

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15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

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Behind the Scenes – Silence of the Lambs
(Interviews with Jonathan Demme . Jodie Foster . Anthony Hopkins & Film Clips)

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Jonathan Demme was born on February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA as Robert Jonathan Demme. He was a director and producer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). He was married to Joanne Howard and Evelyn Purcell. He died on April 26, 2017 in New York.

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“R.I.P. I have always felt inspired by your work . the edge . the brilliant films . the depth . your love of the documentary . I love DOCS too . We will all miss you . who love and admire you . and what work we will never see you create . what you have given us makes you IMMORTAL . I once was afraid to watch The Silence of the Lambs . several psychotherapists suggested I do not . I waited years . one day I felt it was time . it scared the shit out of me . it freaked me out . no matter how often I watch it . it still freaks me out . it is cathartic though . I scream a lot at the screen . shouting non-sense or just #@$% words. I am moved by your intense view of the unexpected in life . the endings . the beginnings . the unfairness of it all sometimes . the insanity . but most of all THE STORY TELLING . oh what a wonderful chrysalis you have created  for us . thank you for all your marvelous and shocking gifts . this is my gift to you . Jonathan Demme .” – j.kiley ’17

Posted on ‘Expats Post‘ on 26th April 2017

Dr. Strange


Dr. Strange – Movie Trailer #3 (2016)

[Speaking for myself – one can experience Vertigo – Just a potential warning – but WoW what an exhilirating appearance this film makes – can’t wait! ]

Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Written by Marvel – Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords: magic | wizard | magician | doctor | neurosurgeon |
Tagline . . . Expand your mind
Genres . . . Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rated PG-13 . . . sci-fi, violence, action throughout, an intense crash sequence
Parents Guide . . . Content advisory

Country: USA
Language: English
Released: 4 November 2016 (USA)
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Runtime: 115 min = 1h 55m

Benedict Cumberbatch … Dr. Stephen Strange
Chiwetel Ejiofor … Mordo
Rachel McAdams … Christine Palmer
Mads Mikkelsen … Kaecilius
Tilda Swinton … The Ancient One
Michael Stuhlbarg … Dr. Nicodemus West
Benjamin Bratt … Jonathan Pangborn

David: Episode 2

This is the series of the story of David. It is a rather strange, weird, yet humorous story about a person who doesn’t have great prospects.

David: Episode 2

Episode 2: David sees a therapist.

Written & Directed by: Dean Fleischer-Camp
Starring: Nathan Fielder, Jenny Slate, Chris Jonen, Nelson Cheng, Brandi Austin, Sally Berman, Noel Arthur, Tony Cronin, Savannah Zapata, Raquel Bell, Victor Carrera, Bill Walton
Production Company: MEMORY

David: Episode 1

This is the series of the story of David. It is a rather strange, weird, yet humorous story about a person who doesn’t have great prospects.

David: Episode 1

Episode 1: In the series premiere of ‘David’ starring Nathan Fielder, David is told he has five weeks to live.

Written & Directed by: Dean Fleischer-Camp
Starring: Nathan Fielder, Jenny Slate, Chris Jonen, Nelson Cheng, Brandi Austin, Sally Berman, Noel Arthur, Tony Cronin, Savannah Zapata, Raquel Bell, Victor Carrera, Bill Walton
Production Company: MEMORY