Sunday, April 27, 2014

Finally seeing the classics

I have a book pile 2 metres high and a movie list even longer of all the classics I have been told to watch. Finally I am making it happen! I am watching these classics and being blown away by their powerful stories and re-watching to awe at their cinematography. One of my goals this year was to correct my values in my paintings, and watching these black and white films, I am blown away by how clever they were directed and produced. Their frames are rich with dynamic compositions and strong story, who says you need colour? Many more movies on my list to watch but please send me your recommendations, this is a new found hobby of mine which is teaching me more than I could ever of imagined.
Movies above left to right: The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Shawshank Redemption, Sunset Boulevard, It's a Wonderful Life, Schindler's List, Casablanca, Double Indemnity, On the Waterfront and Breakfast at Tiffany's.