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“I'm one of those people who says, 'yes, cinema died when they invented sound.” —George Lucas

Favorite films

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Titus
  • To Die in Madrid
  • Tartuffe

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  • Vertigo

    ★★★★★

  • Swoon

  • Rope

    ★★★★½

  • The 39 Steps

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  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★½

    Definitely far more experimental on its nature than I remembered. Evidently is the first film of Hitchcock to be shot on color, the rathe development of some of his visual concepts are already evidenced here; such as the neon lighting serving as cue and in some ways feeling as a forerunner to the visual ideas he'll display on other films like Vertigo. 

    There's far more to it than Hitchcock's toying with colors what shows his most experimental side. What makes…

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    ★★★★

    Much more heavy handled in exposition than I remembered, especially the beginning with the intertitles that redound way too much the details of the murders. Nonetheless, Hitchcock's experiments in suggesting sound through purely visual means still astonish. An example being the cutting from the lodger walking in his room to the family downstairs, staring up at the ceiling in response and then to eliminate the ceiling altogether to show the lodger's actual footfalls over the family. Is also an excellent "point…

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  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    I want to highlight that I say this in the most lighthearted and respectful way possible. I won't engage in further argumentation as the following argument is already way too heated and convoluted.

    For those that follow me for a while, you might know I always give importance to the author's (or original creator) relation with their works. If art is a way to express ourselves then if we detached of the singular person that conceives it, what would even…

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★★

    “The interesting thing about Star Wars—and I didn’t ever really push this very far, because it’s not really that important—but there’s a lot going on there that most people haven’t come to grips with yet. But when they do, they will find it’s a much more intricately made clock than most people would imagine.”
    —George Lucas

    Attack of the Clones is the perfected and refined style (and vision) of Lucas. I wouldn’t define Attack of the Clones as a science…