FRC Is Back!!!
Well this feels weird. I haven’t put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard for well over a month now and it is an odd sensation to start again. But here I am.
I expect you are wondering what happened. Why did FRC go from 10-15 posts a week to zero almost over night? Or maybe you didn’t notice….
Well I had some personal news that threw a massive spanner in the works of my professional life and spun me downward into a spiral of depression and anger. The last thing I wanted to do was write about films, tv and other nonsense. In fact I went through a period of not even wanting to watch films. I was burned out.
Thankfully I am so over that now and bored of being down in the dumps. FRC is back and as of today normal service will resume. Reviews, news, features and tech tips are all coming your way. I have spoken to the writers and they all still want to play, so here we are.
COME ON 2013, come and get me!!
As an opening post I don’t want to get into a review or anything like that. Just an easy ‘Ice Breaker’ type post. For christmas I got “Can’t Be Arsed – 101 things NOT to do before you die” book by Richard Wilson. It is hilarious and a great book to pick up every now and again if you want a smile.
Within the book is a section of films not to see before you die. This section is so funny reading as a film lover so I thought I would share a couple of the films mentioned with you.
THERE MAYBE SPOILERS AHEAD SO READ AT YOUR PERIL….
Films NOT to see before you die!
1 – Citizen Kane
Like a lot of films, it’s terrific in part; in others it is deadly dull. The opening really draws you in and the first house is a great fast-forward through an extraordinary life, but come on, that bit with the opera singer and the clapping: who doesn’t make a cup of tea when that bit is on? And Orson Welles’ old-man make up is terrible: he’s got a joke-shop bald wig on and a cushion under his shirt. Media Studies graduates and film buffs take comments like this incredibly personally, as if by casting doubt on the pure, unadulterated genius of Citizen Kane you are somehow insulting their mothers. But I’m not saying it is a terrible film; it is just not the greatest movie ever made (I don’t believe there is such a thing) and it is probably not even the greatest film Orson Welles made. A Touch of Evil is better and Citizen Kane will have to make do with being just pretty good. I know Orson Welles was about five when he made it, and he dug trenches for cameras and filmed ceilings and told things in flashback yadda yadda, and maybe no one else had done that before, but really, no one should feel like they have leprosy if they have not seen it!!
2 – Taxi Driver
Apart from Bernard Hermann’s fantastic music and the opening shot of the New York taxi rolling through the fog, this film consists mainly of De Niro mooching about and mumbling tediously. Then he meets a hooker, shaves his head and starts shooting. Just as it is getting good, it is finished.
The rest can be found in “Can’t Be Arsed – 101 things NOT to do before you die” book by Richard Wilson, I suggest hunting it down for a highly amusing read!!
Be nice guys, it has been a while since I wrote anything, I am rusty I tell ya!