The House That Jack Built (2018)

Day 30 : 21 / 06 / 2019

The House That Jack Built, Lars Von Trier 

– full of spoilers ahead –

I am so glad I watched this movie without knowing anything about its style, because the Picasso painting that comes at the end of the first incident is pure genius and it shocked me on my seat. I love the structure of this film, a crime story kind of mixed with art video essay but not that simple. Photography => the negatives showing the devil in you Hunting => all the information about hunting orders, dogs and blood trails which connects back to the bone of the story. History, German soldiers trying to kill many people with one bullet => connects back to the story. Super experimental, yet super successful in giving its message without getting lost in different tracks. The Bob Dylan reference. Love the black and white animation that shows his feelings, moving like a waves, their depth explained through shadows. Also love how red is emphasized in each story and connects them together. Uses the negation of negation and it is not scared to show exactly what the audience does not want to see like a kid being shot or breasts getting cut off. Pure insanity, one of the most original films I’ve ever seen.

Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Day 21: 09/ 01/ 2019

Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Coen Brothers

Interesting form – 6 short stories to give you an atmosphere of the West in the post Civil War Era. It could be fun to make a story like that, where the characters from all these 6 stories somehow appear in each others stories, as a major character or just  a side character. Overall, the stories were bitter and that made me a little bored but one fact that kept me looking was the incredible use of lights and cinematography of the scenes. I heard that many people disliked the last story, to me it was very interesting and the one that made me want to watch more. The minute the old man closes the door behind him is already a twist in the first half of the story and that makes me really excited to see more. Also loved that how the last line of the book page is a last line to the story.

Pulp Fiction Cinematography Journal

Pulp Fiction (1994), Andrzej Sekula





Django Unchained Cinematography Journal

Django Unchained, Cinematography by Robert Richardson



Filming the Scenes