Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snowtown

Snowtown is a film adaptation of the South Australian Snowtown / Bodies in Barrels murders. The narrative mainly follows the perspective of teenager James Spyridon Vlassakis (played by Aaron Viergever), who comes from a broken and abusive home. Vlassakis and his mother are befriended by John Justin Bunting (played by Daniel Henshall) who at first appears friendly, but is a sadistic psychopath who maintains the trust of James Vlassakis, which contributes to James becoming an aid and witness to the spree of murders. The mood of this film is continuously morose with murky cinematography that perpetuates an unhinged perspective, and the film music is disconcerting, which adds to the feeling of bleakness. The narrative to this film may cause some viewers to feel disorientated by its at times unprompted flow of events, yet this allows the viewer to understand that Bunting and Robert Joe Wagner (played by Lucas Pittaway) are driven by views and emotions that are perplexing to those of rational mind. Daniel Henshall's performance as Bunting displays ferocious energy with misplaced smiles, and looks of satisfaction as life departs from the bodies of tortured victims. Viewers should take some caution before watching this film to ensure that they are prepared for a movie that might knock them off their seats with shock and uneasiness. However, it is the story of twelve brutal murders and the viewer is certainly taken there by this film. Please refer to this link to purchase a copy of Snowtown. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: The Tourist cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, and The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stuart Beattie: Australian film director and screenwriter

Aussie Stuart Beattie (pictured above) has established himself as a notable film director and screenwriter. Over the last 15-years he has accumulated many impressive credits for screenwriting, which includes: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral, Australia, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Tomorrow, When the War Began, which he also directed. Beattie delivered a polished and exciting adaptation of John Marsden's novel Tomorrow, When the War Began. The excellent shot selection and cinematography captured so much beauty of the Australian landscape, and the performance of the entire cast delivered a strong and authentic screen presence. It was also pleasing that the Australian persona was accurately conveyed with local terms and slang as part of the film dialogue. The action and adventure narrative is presented with dazzling colour and quality special effects. It is fantastic that a world renowned Australian novel has made it to the screen, and I commend Beattie for supporting Australian Literature and the Australian Film Industry with this great movie. Please refer to this link to purchase a copy of Tomorrow, When the War Began. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, Brennan Cooper cheapest seller, The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller, and The Tourist cheapest seller.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady is a biographical drama film of the life of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. The narrative focuses on an aging Thatcher with fading health, reflectively looking back on her life and career. It was ambitious of the film directors to try and incorporate so many facets of Thatcher's life into a single feature film. This is because several aspects of her life are significant enough to be separate films. For example her rise within the Conservative Party as a female politician or the Falklands War both contain enough depth to be standalone movies. Notwithstanding this the viewer is presented with numerous major events in Thatcher's life such as: her admittance to Oxford University as the daughter of a green grocer, her progression as a Conservative Member of Parliament, tenure as Leader of the Opposition, and eleven years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The quality of acting is engaging and this film honourably acknowledges Thatcher's breakthrough political career. Please refer to this link to purchase a copy of The Iron Lady. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller, The Tourist cheapest seller, and Brennan Cooper cheapest seller.

Senna

Senna is a documentary film which honourably acknowledges the outstanding F1 racing career of Ayrton Senna, and his admirable compassionate nature. The viewer is treated to extensive interviews and footage of Senna. This is also complemented by detailed reflections of his life and career from family, friends, team mates, and numerous identities from the F1 racing fraternity. Senna's passion for racing and love of life is warmly conveyed in this documentary. Please refer to this link to purchase a copy of Senna. To purchase a copy of any of my books please refer to these links: Boomerang Baseball cheapest seller, The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento cheapest seller, The Tourist cheapest seller, and Brennan Cooper cheapest seller.