4.2.14

Studio Ghibli on LSD ¦ Fantastic Planet (1973)

http://www.lazzyblog.net/2014/02/studio-ghibli-on-lsd-fantastic-planet.html

Whether intentional or unintentional; art will always represent the political era in which it was made. Some obvious and some not so obvious. Fantastic Planet takes the latter approach. Often compared to the Beatles' famed Yellow Submarine, Fantastic Planet endures a somewhat familair science fiction romp through a land where humans, or Oms as theyre called, are pests and slaves to the rulling blue giants, the Draags. A cannes winner so heavy in lore and strange creatures that it's Czechoslovakian anti-soviet agenda is well and truely hidden.

17.12.13

November '13

http://www.lazzyblog.net/2013/12/november-13.html
I documented some of my November adventures on 35mm film and some double exposure attempts resulting in some interesting results. Shot in London, UK and Faro, Portugal.

For the double exposures towards the end of the post I wanted to try show a contrast between the two completely different locations by shooting in Faro first and then shooting over it in London.



23.11.13

Hollywood's 21st Century Religious Propaganda ¦¦ Cuarón's 'Gravity' to Aronofsky's 'Noah'

http://www.lazzyblog.net/2013/11/hollywoods-21st-century-religious.html

Mesmerising and beautiful are two words I would use to describe recent blockbuster Gravity, but even with it's stunning fetal homage to the very religious-less epic that was 2001: A Space Odyssey, it remains a film tainted with religious iconography and blatant affronts towards atheists and other spiritual 'none of the above's. With atheism globally on the rise, the renowned dogmatic regimes in Hollywood are upping their game, 'nones' are more prominent in films but rarely in a positive light while simultaneously religious films are on the rise in an attempt at combating Hollywood's age old foe: change.

9.7.13

Early Review: Pacific Rim ¦ Is This The End of Guillermo del Toro's Reign?


I didn’t walk into Pacific Rim expecting much. Nor should you. If you can reduce your brain activity to the point of clinically disabled then I recommend you do so as this film can't even hang on to a thread of basic logic. So much so that any breaching of the 4th wall or moment of taking you out of the explosion-forced-immersion and you'll find yourself building with rage.

22.6.13

Trying to Bring the Unrealistic to Life ¦ Man of Steel Review


It's hard to come out of a superhero film with my biggest compliment being about the cinematography. Kind of like going to a whorehouse and complementing the interior décor. Regardless, with the otherworldly combination of the Dark Knight writing duo of David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, the latter also producing, along with Suker Punch creator Zack Snyder, there wasn’t really much room for it to be anything other than a hit right?

28.5.13

Film Experiments in Continental Europe


Colours shot on 200 Snappycolour 2005. B&W Kodak 400
Shot in Geneva and Lyon
Nikon F60 SLR
March - April 2013