October 17, 2010

Akira Kurosawa, David Brent and A Good Work Ethic

dbYesterday, 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.

http://sharetv.org/shows/the_office_uk/cast/david_brent/quotes/pg-2

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.

http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/film/film-talk-1960#performance-109039

Please, fellow students interested in film, attend!  It's a great experience I assure thee!




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