Monday, 24 December 2012

Romeo and Juliet.




Clare Daines as Juliet. Romeo and Juliet.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

The Matrix.









The Fifth Element.






Spider Man.






Elektra.




Jennifer Garner as Elektra.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

There are three versions of the King Kong Giant monster Adventure film with three beautiful vulnerable female leads (Ann Darrow in one and three and Dwan in the second version) the first movie in 1933 directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, with Fay Ray as the lady in distress. The second in 1976 produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin, with Jessica Lang. The third Directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson in 2005 with Naomi Watts as the female lead. All good in their own way and worth viewing.



Fay Ray Ann Darrow in King Kong 1933.


Link to Documentary King Kong 1933.









Jessica Lange Dwan in King Kong 1976.


Special Effects 1976.












Naomi Watts Ann Darrow in King Kong 2005.




King Kong CGI 2005.

King Kong CGI landscape 2005.

CGI: Computer animation is the process used for generating animated images by using computer graphics. The more general term computer generated imagery encompasses both static scenes and dynamic images, while computer animation only refers to moving images.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012



Monday, 2 April 2012

Beowulf.










The Movie Beowulf (2007) was directed by Robert Zemeckis and created through a motion capture process. The Movie was inspired by Beowulf an Old English epic poem.

Beowulf was written in England, but is set in Scandinavia. The question of whether Beowulf was passed down through oral tradition prior to its present manuscript form has been the subject of much debate.
Some believe that the poem dates from the 8th century others the early 11th century. It is an epic poem told in historical perspective: a story of epic events and of great people of an heroic past. Although its author is unknown, its themes and subject matter are rooted in Germanic heroic poetry, in Anglo-Saxon tradition recited and cultivated by Old English poets called scops.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Chéri.

















Hotel Mezzara was used as the setting for Lea's home in the movie.






The movie Chéri 2009 starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend and Kathy Bates an adaptation of the novels of both "Chéri" and "La Fin de Chéri" by French author Colette is set in 1900s Belle Époque Paris, Chéri tells the story of the end of a six-year affair between an aging retired courtesan, Léa, and a flamboyant young man, Fred, nicknamed "Chéri" ("Dear"). French for "Beautiful Era" Belle Époque was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. The Belle Époque was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" when compared to the horrors of World War I.
In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, the Belle Époque overlapped with the late Victorian era and the Edwardian era. Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is a French novelist and performer 1873-1954. She is best known for her novel Gigi which was also set in the Demi-monde. Demi-monde refers to a group of people who live hedonistic lifestyles, usually in a flagrant and conspicuous manner. The term was commonly used in Europe from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Externally, the defining aspects of the demimonde were an extravagant lifestyle of fine food and clothes, easily surpassing that of most other wealthy women of their day, because of the steady income they made in cash and gifts from their various lovers. Internally, their lifestyle was an eclectic mixture of sharp business acumen, social skills, and hedonism. The smart demimondaine would invest her wealth for the day when her beauty would fade. Others ended up penniless and starving when age finally took its toll on their beauty, unless they managed to marry one of their lovers. The behaviour of a person in the demimonde being different to more traditional or bourgeois values. Such behaviours often included drinking or drug use, gambling, high spending (particularly in pursuit of fashion, as through clothing as well as servants and houses), and sexual promiscuity. The term demimondaine referred to a woman who embodied these qualities; later it became a euphemism for a courtesan. As the 20th century dawned women's suffrage and the flapper movements resulted in the label demimondaine becoming obsolete. The term then became commonly used to refer to the class of 'starving artists'.
As with all movies featured here I recommend Chéri as an enjoyable movie especially for lovers of Art Nouveau as it is a veritable feast of beauty. I did hesitate to include Chéri here, Mirror Mirage being dedicated to science fiction and fantasy movies and Chéri being based in a real world of the time, I decided that this was truly a fantasy for most women almost like living in a jewel box of indulgence.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Much Ado About Nothing.









Much Ado About Nothing 1993 movie based on a play by William Shakespeare.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Witches of Eastwick.










The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American horror comedy movie based on John Updike's novel of the same name. Set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick in the late 1960s, the movie follows the witches Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont, who acquired their powers after leaving or being left by their husbands. Their desires for a super male go a little off target when Darryl Van Horne arrives with a devilish charm and no finesse. Directed by George Miller, the movie stars Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne with Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer as the Witches.

The Stepford Wives.










The Stepford Wives is a 1975 science fiction, thriller movie based on the 1972 Ira Levin novel of the same name. It was directed by Bryan Forbes. The movie stars Katharine Ross and Paula Prentiss as the two normal females faced with very strange female neighbours. The film was remade in 2004 under the same name, but was written as a comedy.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Jack Sparrow.



Johnny Depp for Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.


Friday, 24 February 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

Star Trek.








Spock And Uhura








Lord Of The Rings.








Faramir And Eowyn.








Star Wars.








Anakin And Padme.








Midsummer Nights Dream.








Oberon And Titania.








Tristan And Isolde.









Tristan And Isolde.







Romeo And Juliet.




Romeo And Juliet.









Rome + Juliet 1996 movie based on William Shakespear's popular play directed by Baz Luhrmann and staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as Romeo and Juliet. The movie retains the original Shakespearean dialogue, the Montagues and the Capulets are represented as warring business empires and swords are replaced by guns which are manufactured by the company Sword. Most of the movie was shot in Mexico City and Veracruz parts of the movie were shot in Miami.
At the 51st BAFTA Film Awards, director Baz Luhrmann won Best Direction. Baz Luhrmann and Mary Haile won the Best Adapted Screenplay. Nellee Hooper won the Best Film Music. And Catherine Martin won the Best Production Design. The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Sound.

Moulin Rouge.




Satine And Christian.









Moulin Rouge directed by Baz Luhrmann uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris as a background to the love story of Christian and Satine played by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. The movie won Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

























Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Superman.



Monday, 23 January 2012

Wonder Woman.










Wonder Woman a TV series starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, beginning with a 1975 American television movie entitled The New, Original Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a DC Comics heroine.

X-Men.






















Sunday, 15 January 2012