Cute. a good pastime while awaiting The Rapture I think…
:: More of Ronen’s Videos
This is too funny!! A Very Dangerous Pastime is a 14-minute award-winning video that aims to reveal the “secret” of looking at contemporary dance. Directed by filmmaker Laura Taler of Grimm Pictures Inc., A Very Dangerous Pastime is a humorous and textured collage of dance film, vintage footage, and interviews with well-known Canadian actors, athletes and musicians. It is designed to awaken our interest in contemporary dance and provide tools to help audiences enjoy dance in its many forms. Ultimately, this video shows that we all have an innate ability to relate to and appreciate dance.
A Very Dangerous Pastime premiered at the 2000 edition of the Canada Dance Festival and has been broadcast on Bravo!
Credits: A Very Dangerous Pastime
Canada Dance Festival
Producer: Canada Dance Festival, in association with Grimm Picture Inc.
Director: Laura Taler
Executive producer: Cathy Levy
Producers: Allison Lewis, Laura Taler
Editor: Vesna Svilanovic
Sound editor: Phillip Strong
Don’t get a chance to get out much, so when things slow down a bit like they always do this time of year, I get a chance to watch some of the films that I’ve run across, or that I’ve had on my list for awhile.
Most entertaining by far was Micmacs, the 2009 film by French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Haven’t had so much fun watching a film in a long time. Then again, I don’t watch much on a regular basis.
The original French title is Micmacs à tire-larigot, (‘Non-stop shenanigans’), and it was billed as a satire revolving around the “world arms trade”. Synopsis here.
Love the way Juenet populates his films’ universe with such incredibly vivid, and lovable characters by extremely talented performers. Truly, I don’t think I’ve seen a Jeunet film with a bad cast. This one will be an annual recurring holiday fare I think, for just its proper mixture of fun and subversive anti-schmatlz. I love it! Favorite Line: “Ok, leave it in. He’ll drive airport security wild.”
Oh yea, The other films I got around to seeing were [no order]: