Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My Life On The Big Screen (Part 2)

Well this will most likely be my last post for a while (at least until Sept 19th or so). The film festival madness starts for me on Thursday night with the German film "The Lives of Others", and the midnight screening of the comedy "Borat" (Click here for trailer). So far I am set to see 30 films, but I may slip in one or two more depending on how things go. Single tickets for the festival go on sale to the general public tomorrow (Wednesday Sept. 6th) at 7 am (link). Keep an eye on the review section at EZ1 Productions Lounge for my full festival recap (handle is Draxhall) in another week or two.

The Breakfast Club (buy) Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
The Godfather (buy): Nino Rota - Love Theme From The Godfather

TIFF 05: Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman at the premier of Capote.

GO (buy): No Doubt - New
The Life Aquatic (buy): Seu Jorge - Life on Mars

TIFF 04: Don McKellar greeting fans after the screening of his film Childstar.

Reservoir Dogs (buy): The George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
The Godfather (buy): Nino Rota - The Pick Up

TIFF O5: Keanu Reeves, and Twilda Swinton for Thumbsucker.

Magnolia (buy movie): Aimee Mann - Deathly
Magnolia (buy CD): Aimee Mann - Momentum

TIFF 04: Jeromy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes at The Merchant of Venice screening

Last Night(buy): Peter Seeger - Guantananmera (live)

Aimee Mann - Save Me from the Magnolia (love this film!) soundtrack. Now lets play the classic game "name that actor!"...

Saturday, September 02, 2006

My Life On The Big Screen (Part 1)

I haven't posted in a while mainly due to the fact that I am in the midst of film festival preparations. Similar to Rocky running up those famous steps, I have been conducting my own two-week training regiment. This mainly consists of watching a whole bunch of movies and getting as much sleep as possible. As my decision to attend this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was rather last minute this year, it has taken me a while to get back in to prime form. Keeping with the film fest theme, here are some songs from various soundtracks that I enjoy. I have also included some photos I took at previous T.O. film festivals (I'll post a few more in Part 2).

The Sweet Hereafter (buy): Sarah Polly - The Sweet Hereafter

TIFF 05: Jeff Daniels, Noah Baumbach, Laura Linney for The Squid and The Whale

Dead Presidents (buy): James Brown - The Payback
Run Lola Run (buy): Franka Potente & Susie Van der Meer - Running Three

Tiff 04: Roger Mitchell (far left), Mystery Man, Daniel Craig , Rhys Ifans for Enduring Love

Love Jones (buy): Dionne Farris - Hopeless
24 Hour Party People (buy): Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

TIFF 04: Javier Bardem at The Sea Inside premier. The film ended up winning best foreign film at the Oscars.

Tomb Raider (buy): U2 - Elevation
Oscar & Lucinda (buy): Thomas Newman - The Church of Glass

TIFF 05: Aaron Eckhart, William H. Macy at the Thank You For Smoking screening.

Lauryn Hill - The Sweetest Thing from the Love Jones Soundtrack.