Friday, 24 June 2011

The Strokes

The Strokes

Active for over than a decade now, the garage band "The Strokes" holds a place in the list of the '00s best albums with its critically acclaimed debut
"Is This It".

The frontman and songwriter Julian Casablancas was born in New York in 1978, at a place that would define the concept of his lyrics. One boarding and two private schools later, where he met the rest of the bandmates, Julian became the connecting link to the formation of one of the most influencial bands of the past decade and brought a transistion of interested from britpop to the indie rock scene carving the way for bands like "Arctic Monkeys" and "Franz Ferdinand".

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Youtube Movie: Nosferatu

 Is this your wife? What a lovely throat!
Silent films are by definition not character-driven but rely on the power of image alone.
In 1922, when computer-generated imagery and bluescreens were terms still undefined, German director F. W. Murnau created the first vampire movie based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" novel. His main tool to upset the audience's stomachs; modulation between shadow and light.
"Nosferatu" is a creature lurking in the dark, making people fear that for the sudden appearance of his imposing shadow alone.
Nowadays, given that you have seen horror movies like "The Exorcist" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street", Nosferatu will probably leave you apathetic with respect to your nightmares. But, you cannot at least gasp that the sight of a terrible blood-thirsty walking dead coming out of his coffin.

Watch the whole movie