Akira Kurosawa, David Brent and A Good Work Ethic
Yesterday, although it felt like a millenia, I visited Warwick Arts Centre for a Film Talk on Akira Kurosawa followed by a screening (VHS) of Stray Dog 19-fifty-something sorry. What an experience. John Gore puts on great programmes, and in the past has featured Kubrick, Leone, Scorsese et. al.
As I look into the horizon, making sense of it all, I will take the work ethic of Japanese filmmakers into my working practise. As David Brent once said: "I haven't got a sign on the door that says 'white people only'. I don't care if you're black, brown, yellow - Orientals make very good workers." Indeed Mr Gervais. Stephen Merchant went to Warwick University.
For anyone interested in film, I thoroughly reccomend a visit. They take place once per half term, the next one is set to be a real cracker. Post-war hysteria and the liberal approach of subject matter by the studios allowed auteurs to really express themselves. 'Peeping Tom' makes 'A Clockwork Orange' look like a plesant visit to nana's.
Please, fellow students interested in film, attend! It's a great experience I assure thee!