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Terminator, the Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2. The characters  become family when you watch this all day. I have to get a better feel of 50 minutes episodes. I think I’m getting there. Still better than I thought, since I expected to grow tired with it. Finally all the time travel pays of in the sense that the future is changing. 

Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow in Studio K. There was some discussion about the torture scenes, which after seeing it, doesn’t make sense to me. In this film everybody loses. Sure, we all know they catch the guy and kill him, but the end is obvious, Maya being alone in the plane, lost her goal in life. You see the war on terror in a nutshell and can make up your own mind about that. No trumpets at the end or anything. On my way back I thought of the film I made years ago, also about a war and I thought of Hannah Ahrendt, a film I saw at GIFF, which I still have to blog here. So mainly our perception of war, of good and evil and what evil looks like. Zero Dark Thirty has been very beautifully edited by William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor. There is definitely something special with the editing and how the story is told visually. I thought of Strange Days, there is something similar, the loneliness of the main character? I thought I saw Stanley Tucci, but it was Mark Strong. He is bald too, but not in the film. (films of Kathryn Bigelow that I’ve seen: The Hurtlocker, Strange Days, Point Break and probably Blue Steel, but I’m not sure)

According to my wife we had seen this film, but I can’t remember that. The first hour of Code 46 is great. It is SF, so if you don’t like that, this film too is not for you. Great locations, very interesting editing by Peter Christelis. Very clever how the same angle is used without the feeling of a jump cut. Good use of off screen dialogue (after 75 min. or so it goes wrong, cutting away from the dialogue, strange…) 

Seven Minutes in Heaven, short on the Netherlands Filmfestival. Because i couldn’t judge The Domino Effect during the premiere at the Dutch Filmfestival in Utrecht because of my nerves, i went to see the film another time the next day. The short film Seven Minutes in Heaven was shown before the feature. Another short film, i thought, too short to mean anything, etc. But this film hit me. The film is 7 minutes and for the most time you are in this closet looking at a boy and a girl. What can you possibly do in a space of less than a quare meter? And it stays interesting. With a very surprising end, i would say. Director Michiel ten Horn, editor Wouter van Luijn. Seen it on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, so before the 13th, but i want to test the Facebook connection now.

Not the first time i saw this film. It’s still good. Probably the most regular film of Christopher Nolan. Beautiful scenery in Alaska. Edited by Dody Dorn. In the beginning of the film there are these incomprehensible short shots and you don’t understand why it is cut that way. But when the film progresses and Al Pacino gets more and more tired, because he can’t sleep six days in a row, the flashes make sense and you understand the cutting in de beginning. It’s his instinct or something, a feel. But with this in mind, the beginning could have been edited better, more to the point.