Maelström is quite a familiar story, on a couple of different levels as it turns out. The story of an often aimless person who is driven to try and effect change in their life after a tragic or life-changing event perhaps caused by then has been done plenty of times before and after Maelström. Perhaps more so afterwards as it’s become quite a well-used story in indie cinema in the…
There's an LL Cool J quote that would be relevant here. Hello again.
I'm well aware this is Letterboxd, a social network site that was created for people to talk about films rather than their personal problems and woes, so much of what I'm about to say may seem irrelevant and strangely out of place to those of you who, for some reason, stick it out and decide to see it through to the end. If you decide to do…
I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.
When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…