Archive for the Mexican film Category

PAN’S LABYRINTH

Posted in children-young adult content, drama film, fantasy-mythical, Mexican film, war-conflict on July 8, 2007 by leaflens

[FROM MY OLD MULTIPLY SITE]

NOTE: STARTING A SERIES OF CROSS-POLLINATING CONTENT, TO KEEP THINGS IN ONE SIMPLE SITE (from leaflens june2007)
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galing talaga ng mga mexicans mag-ilaw. di ko alam kung bakit may ganoong sensitivity. CSI Miami could actually use their services because to tell you the truth, i’m tired of their heavy-coated gradated yellow-amber tone filtering to achieve that sun-hot atmospheric sizzle. puwede kayang iba naman? just like i’m getting tired of the polarized cyan/high neutral density look of CSI New York, just to have that icey metallic detached nooyawk feel of sorts. da best pa rin mag-ilaw ang CSI Vegas, but i digress…

this mexican film is just plain excellent. storyline, acting (although the child protagonist could have used more oomph in terms of her acting projection — kulang pa ng konti sa workshop, at sa guidance in directing). the vision is good, and to have that fairy tale thingie juxtaposed with the franco dictatorship chenes, ay caramba! perfecto. galeng! reminded me of LA VITA E BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL) where the father told his kid a game/tale to hide the atrocities of the holocaust. tangina. yan ang konsepto! multi-layered, very textured plot, and good execution helped a lot din. pero to begin with, brilliant ang mga konsepto.

may ilang portions lang na parang slow ang dating, pero may payoff din ang style ng pagbabagal. the oveall effect was okay naman.

hm, can’t wait for harry potter. the trailers are good. and we see more (well, more or less) of ralph fiennes in this one. yey.

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