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Les Poupées Russes

…Will this be the last?

Synopsis

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite. Xavier is now thirty. No longer a student, he is not yet a well-balanced, fullfiiled adult either. His career is unsatisfying: far from being the renowned novelist he aimed to be he must be content with little jobs such as reporter or ghost writer. His greatest “achievement” in “literature” is his collaboration to the script of a corny TV soap! His sentimental life is not much better, rhythmed by one night stands and unfinished romances. It looks as if when he seduces a woman beautiful outside and inside such as Kassia or Wendy he can’t keep them. Will he ever bring his life into focus?

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Producer(s): Bruno Levy
Screenplay: Cédric Klapisch
Cast: Romain Duris, Barnaby Metschurat, Cécile de France, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cristina Brondo, Kevin Bishop, Federico D’Anna and Christian Pagh.

Movie trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5K8tVEt8go

Movie website
http://www.russiandollsthemovie.com/

At last! Since I discover that the great L’Auberge Espagnole (You’ve information about this movie on the blog) has a sequele I really want to watch it but I don’t find it… until today! The movie it’s great, it’s cool to have the chance of see what happens with the life fiction characthers and how they live now. Although I prefer L’Auberge (this movie is sometimes too complicated instead very well narrated) this movie have brilliant moments and knows how to attract the attention during all the film even though the story it’s not momentous at all. For example, the expected image of the principal charachters of L’Auberge together again takes place at the beginning of the story but it’s not until the middle-end that we know why, when and how. Like this, there’re a lot of examples we can found, as the title say, watching the movie you open the russian dolls but it’s not till the last, the smallest, that you know how all the story ends. Finally, just recommends too the sountracks of boths (L’Auberge Espagnole and Les Poupées russes) and tell you that in YouTube I discover this movie in parts. It’s not the best way to watch this film, but if you want, you can.
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URBANATION.tv

URBANATION it’s a TV serie (produced by Urban Canyons LTD.) about the urban culture and lifestyle from the most important cities as Berlin, Tokyo, London or Berlin). Here is Spain can be watched in the cable plattforms channel Buzz (in diferrent hours that change constantly), but if you found it in a zapping sesson, You’ll spend a great time watching interesting places where you want to be.  Furthermore, in their website, you’ll see references to all the places that you see on TV. I’ll have to take note for when I’ll be in London. Enjoy it!

Velvet Goldmine

We set out to change the world and just changed ourselves

Synopsis

“Velvet Goldmine” is a rock opera of sorts, as the famous movie to “Citizen Kane”,  the film tells the story of Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), an enormously popular glam rock star and his relationship with his wife, Mandy Slade (Toni Collette) and his love affair with the glam rock star Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor), al this, by the eye of Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) who was a fan of the glam movement when he was young and ten years later, he is a journalist who have to write about the fake murder or Slade. The film is a combination of documentary, concert, and music video, which combine to present the film in a non-linear fashion, an ‘experience’ movie. 

During Stuart’s search, however, we are provided with a glimpse into the world of glam rock. Slade is shown as being ultimately a construct, transformed by an ambitious record agent into a popular rock star. He is invented by his record company, and soon rises to fame as a part of the brief English phenomenon of glam rock. Although married, Slade and Mandy have an open relationship, and are both openly bisexual. The rocker Curt Wild enters Slade’s life, and he falls in love. Wild, based around fantasies of Iggy Pop, goes to England to record with Slade, and the two men are marketed “like a pair of 40s starlets, a Spencer and Tracy for the 70s”2. However, the two men’s love affair soon turns sour and Wild leaves Slade. Slade, despondent, plans his assassination in order to get himself out of his current tour, and afterwards, slips into drug abuse and depression. Soon after, glam rock itself dies out.

Director: Todd Haynes
Producer(s): Christine Vachon
Screenplay: James Lyons, Todd Haynes
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette and Eddie Izzard

Movie trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TYptm6MoMo

Movie soundtrack
http://www.mediafire.com/?mvtnym2mymb

I watch and listen some reports of this movie when it was in theaters. Then, some people talks my about, so, it becomes one of the movies to watch if you have the opportunity. Today, I watch in on cinematk (a cable channel) furthermore in orginial version, great! Great explained, visually, the songs… it’s an interesting movie that I recommend you! The soundtrack too, it’s good and it’t not necessary to be a glam rock fan, I’m not.