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Gentlemen’s Relish

Gentlemen’s Relish (2001) – Directed by Douglas Mackinnon with  Billy Connolly,  Sarah Lancashire,  Douglas Henshall In this hysterically high-spirited comedy set in early 20th-century London, frustrated artist Kingdom Swann, played by Billy Connolly,  accepts a life-changing gift of a camera. Starting a new career in photography, he expresses his artistic aptitude in more unrestrained portraits of nudes in classical settings and thus subjects himself in the limelight of scornful notoriety!

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PROOF

PROOF (1991)-Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse with Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe Hugo Weaving’s character “Martin” is a man who has become very rude and cold to people as he has gotten older. The movie goer can see this in the way he treats his housekeeper Celia. He exploits Celia’s feelings for him because he knows that she has a “thing” for him while treating her terribly. He’s a very closeted person emotionally. He starts to open up towards his new friend Andy. Although, Martin is too trustworthy when it comes to Andy, someone…

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CITY OF GOD

CIDADE DE DEUS (2002)-Directed by Fernando Meirelles  with Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele,Leandro Firmino Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. The story tells the emotions, the lifestyles and the evolution of the two adults over 20 years time. The main narrator. A quiet, honest boy who dreams of becoming a photographer, and the only character who seems to keep from being dragged down into corruption and murder during the gang wars.

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CLOSER

CLOSER (2004)-Directed by Mike Nichols with Julia Roberts, Jude Law,Natalie Portman,Clive Owen. Dan (Jude Law) is a writer in London who wants to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he chances upon Alice (Natalie Portman), a beautiful young American expatriate, working as a stripper, when he sees her get hit by a car. Alice immediately falls for Dan, and gives him her love without reservation. Dan is initially enchanted with Alice, and returns her affection, but while she inspires him to write…

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PRETTY BABY

PRETTY BABY (1978)- Directed by Louis Malle with Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine and Susan Sarandon. This is a Louis Malle film set in a New Orleans bordello about Violet (a young Brooke Shields) who, at age twelve, is preparing to become a prostitute. Bellocq, an existing photographer (1873-1949) (played by Keith Carradine) enters the district area to photograph the prostitutes and falls in love with Violet. It’s a beautiful and heartbreaking tale with wonderful cinematography. This one is for the true art lovers of the world.  

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HARD CANDY

HARD CANDY (2005)- Directed by David Slade with Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page. A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him. A fascinating story, intriguing dialoques, exciting scenes and a surprising ending.  

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BLOW UP

BLOW UP (1966)- Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni with David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Birkin. The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1967. In London, the 1960s: Thomas, a fashion photographer, after a photo essay on the homeless, spent a morning in a park and attracted by the light takes pictures. The place is almost deserted, except for a couple kissing, Thomas photography further. The woman, Jane, finally realizes his presence, and very disturbed, calling him the negatives, but Thomas absconding. Jane finds it in the afternoon, and…

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ONE HOUR PHOTO

ONE HOUR PHOTO (2002) – Directed by Mark Romanek with Robin Williams. An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family. Sy (Robin Williams) is used in a development lab photos from a mall. He used to scroll through photos of clients and families. His work is meticulous, blameless. The privacy of our customers spread in broad daylight on his viewer. One of them interested in the point of obsession: that of Yorkin. Young parents, uneventful, an adorable child, a beautiful home. Sy is for…

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REAR WINDOW

REAR WINDOW (1954) – Directed by Alfred Hitchcock with James Stewart and Grace Kelly. A photographer, played by James Stewart, breaks his leg and is bound to his wheelchair. He spends a lot of time looking out of his window, spying his neighbours in the opposite block of apartments. He becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. This is really one of the true Hitchcock classics. Original story and plot, good acting, fine lighting.

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