Derek Jarman

Caravaggio

5.0
I just learned to know that when Derek Jarman died in the mid 1990s Chumbawamba recorded a tribute song for him. That`s just to show how everything`s connected in this world. This film didn`t seem too connected though. It was a series of episodes in the life of a Renaissance/barroque painter Michelangelo Caravaggio (not to be confused with the classic Michelangelo) and a love triangle involving him, his friend and a woman. Actually I wasn`t paying too much attention for the film made little sense and had too much description of cock touching for my humble taste. The film was alternative for sure, but even Wittgenstein by the same director was more interesting.
2006-08-08 00:00:00
film, 1986

Wittgenstein

7.0
I`m too lazy to write about it so I`ll just quote from IMDb: "A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict the unfolding of his life from boyhood, through the era of the first World War, to his eventual Cambridge professorship and association with Bertrand Russell and John Maynard Keynes. The emphasis in these sketches is on the exposition of the ideas of Wittgenstein, a homosexual, and an intuitive, moody, proud, and perfectionistic thinker generally regarded as a genius." The film was ok, but I`m not that interested in philosophers that I`d find it exceptionally good. Stylistically it looked like it was a play and not a film - that was fresh. Everything else - not really.
2006-04-17 00:00:00
film, 1993