"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship."
“A filmmaker of aesthetic and emotional precision, Michael Haneke’s filmmaking style is stern and yet arresting, combining the cerebral with the provocative to provide audiences with films that leave no question to the idea that cinema may go beyond entertainment, that cinema is art when chosen to be. Thus, it is a delight to find a behind the scenes look into the making of his profoundly touching film ‘Amour’ and an in-depth documentary on the celebrated filmmaker.
Listen to Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, and others speak of Haneke’s directing style, watch and learn from the director himself on his approach to filmmaking, and become engulfed in his cinematic universe. ‘The Making of Amour’ and ‘My Life’ (provided by Cinephilia and Beyond) will leave viewers wanting to discover more about Michael Haneke, and film lovers should do so. As Jonathan Jones writes for the Guardian: ‘… the visual beauty of his cinema is beguiling: he achieves a photographic and theatrical clarity that is somehow quintessentially of our time, of the digital age, and yet as rich as anything in cinematic history.’” —Edwin Adrian Nieves, A-BitterSweet-Life
‘24 Realities per Second: A Documentary on Michael Haneke’ is recommended as supplemental teaching or research material about the directorial work of Michael Haneke, a filmmaker who will undoubtedly have many more documentaries produced about him. —Reviewed by Oksana Dykyj
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I don’t hate it, but one I never hear but great things being said about it is Catching Fire (the film) and I thought it was awfulllllll
(Just a rehash of the 1st one with terrible acting all around and ultimately at the end I just got told “Nothing’s gonna happen, see you in the sequel asshole”.)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
I always knew you had to be willing to die to even do this job. But, I don’t want to push my chips forward and go out and meet something I don’t understand. A man would have to put his soul at hazard. He’d have to say, “Okay, I’ll be part of this world.”