Carol: The Voyeuristic Camera | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review

After watching the short film Carol: The Voyeuristic Camera . 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

TENDER POINT
by j.kiley

Lens is in focus
Always someone watching you
Seen . not knowing who

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

CAROL: The Voyeuristic Camera | Jacob T. Swinney

Rate . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Arts . Forbidden Love
Length . . . 51s

CAROL (2015) is a film about forbidden love. This concept is very much echoed in the film’s cinematography. Director Todd Haynes presents us with many shots of Therese watching Carol from afar, Carol unaware she is being observed. In these moments, the camera serves as Therese’s POV, forcing us to feel the struggle between her uneasiness and her desire. Even when a character is not secretly observing another person, Haynes often positions his camera in a way that makes us feel like we are the voyeur. Shooting through windows and obscuring our view with door frames, Haynes places us where we are not supposed to be. We are watching something we shouldn’t be watching, and that is what makes CAROL such an experience.

Music: “Datebook” by Carter Burwell

Art of the Moment | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Art of the Moment . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. 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

Being the Bridge
by j.kiley

Meditate beyond
Art will open the canvas
Life will free the soul

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Art of the Moment | Travis Lee Radcliff

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Art . Documentary . Narrative
Length . . . 6m 33s

Dutch painter Gert Johan Manschot reflects on his art and life.

Gert Johan Manschot is based outside of Austin, Texas. His paintings are born from a period of deep contemplative meditation in front of the canvas.

As a lifelong meditator and student of Zen Buddhism, Manschot has interwoven the process of his work with his practice of meditation.

The resulting work are paintings informed by the ancient style and formal techniques of Zen Buddhist monks but with the extreme personal quality of contemporary minimalist abstract art.

In this short documentary Manschot describes the events that led him to turn towards the path of meditation, and how the lessons he learned helped him find a quiet harmony with life.

Directed by Travis Lee Ratcliff & John Carmichael IV
Cinematography by John Carmichael IV
Editing by Travis Lee Ratcliff

Daphne Du Maurier | a love tribute

Daphne du Maurier, Writer, 1907 – 1989

I could fall in love with her now . this moment . looking into her eyes my heart calls as I fall into her eyes.

Not to mention she wrote Rebecca . The Birds . and much more . these just happen to be my favorites. If you want a touch of something more biographical I highly recommend the made for TV Film with Janet McTeer as Gertrude Lawrence (predominantly an actor on the stage) . Julie Andrews did a bio of Gertrude titled “Star” . The film I mean to mention is “Daphne” . Lead actor is Geraldine Somerville (played the Mother to Harry Potter . victim of Voldemort who also took Harry’s father.) Elizabeth McGovern (‘Downton Abbey’) is the wife of Daphne Du Maurier’s publisher . named Doubleday. they become friends . Daphne always wanted more. It’s a love story . filled with life till the end.

Look at her again . Look into her eyes . Daphne is beautiful and her story is hard and would be difficult to live through . but it gives one confidence . her creativity and her perseverance . stretching her imagination . getting around the sharp edges. One of the many brilliant female writers who need recognition . never to be forgot . there are some things we should never forget. – j.k


Romantic Scenes from ‘Daphne’ | Daphne Du Maurier & Gertrude Lawrence

You both give me so much. My life would be gone if I never found you. And an extra special thank you filled with love for Julie Andrews. Many different degrees of separation.

Unpresidented | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Unpresidented . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. 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

Oops! You Voted For Who?
by j.kiley

He’s the destroyer
Brexit screwed Britain . Shiva US
The world’s joke . laugh not

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Unpresidented | Magic Squire Films

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary
Length . . . 14m 29s

New Yorker Keith had a good feeling when he bet on Trump to win the 2016 Presidential Election, but as the inauguration looms he keeps on losing friends.
Anger, anxiety and depression in the time of cucks.

Harvest | a short film | Haiku Review

HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE

The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film Harvest . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of Harvest.

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

WATCHING
by j.kiley

No juice . no power
Turning off . Tuning out . Stop
Life returns . your choice

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Harvest | Kevin Byrnes

Rating . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Technology
Length . . . 11m 17s

Narration performed by . . . Patrick Mulvey

Harvest is an eleven minute documentary that follows the daily life of a woman named Jenni, exploring the simple patterns that define her. As we get to know her, we come to understand the extent to which her seemingly ordinary life is of great interest to people she has never met.

Learn more at harvest-documentary.com

Producer/Director . . . Kevin Byrnes
indevu.com
Director of Photography/Editor . . . James Christenson
vimeo.com/vistapop
Director of Technology . . . David Choffnes, Ph.D.
david.choffnes.com
Music . . . Joel Pickard
hatfarm.com
Sound Editor . . . Tom Hambleton
undertonemusic.com
Narration written by . . . Patrick Mulvey and Andrew Scott-Ramsay

Megan Harrison | Complexity of Scale | a short film | Haiku Review

HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE

The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film Megan Harrison| Complexity of Scale . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of Megan Harrison| Complexity of Scale .

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

NATURAL
by j.kiley

Ink drops on water
Organic activation
Ideas become art

© j.kiley ‘17
Haiku

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Megan Harrison|Complexity of Scale

Rating . . . G
Genre . . . Narrative . Art & Design
Length . . . 4m 54s

Artist Megan Harrison has always been drawn to stories of exploration – the scope of the vision, the ambition of it, the amount of endurance required, and the human history of facing the unknown. Harrison moves through this world amazed with the endlessly rich and evocative universe that she finds herself in.

Learn more about the artist at Megan Harrison MeganHarrison.net.

Learn more about the filmmakers at Walley Films WalleyFilms.com

Music Courtesy Artlist.

The Legacy of Paranoid Thrillers | a short film

A film poster chosen from the list below the video. It stood out as one of the my favorite of paranoid thriller films. Warren Beatty is brilliant in ‘The Parallax View’ . and the scary excitement is well executed . just as watching the insides of the guts of several other choices I would recommend viewing.

I would say we are living inside a paranoid film from which we are unable to awaken. This is a scary and sad state of affairs when the paranoia comes from your own government’s actions. And a questionable leader who hasn’t a clue how to lead nor how to govern. Six months in office and all we get are frightening and absurd tweets fighting against his own paranoia about the press and both sides of the political isle trying to get him. The Emperor truly does not have any clothes but all those around him are too afraid to tell him.

The world conspires to push him out when in actuality he has stepped back from his position . turning over duties to his own family members. Each day they dig deeper into the well of treasonous behavior and flippantly wave it away as though the viewer were mad and imagining what they see . hear . and read.

Take heed when someone says the word ‘conspiracy’ . because someone calling something a conspiracy is often considered unstable . when in actuality calling something a conspiracy does not always mean someone is paranoid. A conspiracy can actually be a conspiracy. But I think the human mind prefers to believe only one person is behind what happens . rather than accept a group is responsible for something so heinous . one would rather think it was just one person or no one at all. It was just an accident.

People like believing in accidents . it’s preferable to thinking someone conspired to assassinate . for example: John F. Kennedy . Robert F. Kennedy . Martin Luther King Jr. . Malcolm X . John F. Kennedy Jr. It’s too bizarre to think another family was responsible . and others important in one form of politics or another . were involved in their murders. Easier to accept the false truth the government officials give us as answers to all the questions.

It’s no wonder Paranoid Thrillers are so successful . they speak the truth we hide deep in our minds . afraid the Truth might be too real to handle mentally . it really is too heinous to think about too deeply.

Take a look at this intriguing short film to see what filmmakers have created for our mental excitement. A great list of films and chosen episodes from two fantastic series . follows at the end (Mr. Robot & X-Files . are the mentioned series by seasons and episodes) . I do believe I’ve seen most of the films mentioned.

In my heart of hearts . I have my own theories about conspiracies . I find some are not far off from the truth. Enjoy the mind trip this short film with give to you. Watch closely and think about what you see and hear. – j. kiley

REMEMBER FOR BEST VIEWING OPEN TO FULL SCREEN
SET THE VOLUME LEVEL UP . MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE
SET YOUR MIND TO OPEN AND LET THE FILM BEGIN

The Legacy of Paranoid Thrillers | Travis Lee Ratcliff

Paranoid thrillers are constant in cinema’s history, but at any given moment they reflect our specific anxieties back to us and reveal how we feel about our institutions.

Here, I explore how paranoid thrillers crystallized as a genre in American cinema and examine the possibility of a contemporary renaissance in conspiracy fiction.

Patreon: patreon.com/luxessays
Twitter: twitter.com/travratc

Referenced Films: All the President’s Men, Captain America; Winter Soldier, Chinatown, Cinema Paradiso, Citizen Four, Cutter’s Way, Double Indemnity, Get Out, Inherent Vice, Minority Report, Mr. Robot S1 E01, S1 E06, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Night Moves, Rosemary’s Baby, Seconds, Taxi Driver, The Conversation, The Manchurian Candidate, The Nice Guys, The Parallax View, Three Days of the Condor, Total Recall, V for Vendetta, X Files S4 E10

Appeared on ‘Expats Post’ Friday 14th July 2017 . Bastille Day . [La fête de la Bastille en France]