A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Conformist

Here are few stills from an incredibly beautiful looking film, The Conformist, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and shot by Vittorio Storaro.

Regular posting will resume soon.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Let the Right One In

Recently I read a post about "Let the Right One In", a Swedish film by Tomas Alfredson. It immediately got my attention because of the reviews saying it's a masterpiece that transcends its genre. I've been very interested in these kinds of films (and books) because they bring a new take to what normally falls into very definable categories.

I was told once at a Comic-Con (re: Rose and Isabel) that this kind of genre transcendence or "genre blending" doesn't work. I disagree 100 percent and I look forward to this film as proof that it can and does, work.

The film is already being re-made for American audiences (sigh) and will be released in 2010, so if it interests you, the original film's US release dates are listed below (yes, I'm believing the hype on this one).

Below is the trailer that has been re-cut for US audiences. See the original international trailer (subtitled) at the link below the clip.

Review and international trailer here.

And American release dates and info here.

West Hollywood, CA: Sunset 5
New York, NY: Angelika Film Center

San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas

San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Chicago, IL: Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre

Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre

Santa Fe, NM: The Screen