BOYHOOD 2014 (REVIEW)

Through Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater not only shows us in a consistent way the process of childhood towards the end of adolescence, but also manages to build a story full of conflicts and obstacles demonstrating not only his mastery in storytelling but also using these devices as a showcase of how these obstacles both impede…

THEM (Chapter I)

OVER BLACK: “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering“. – Friedrich Nietzsche. EXT. FARMHOUSE – DAY The wooden door opens, a FARMER (52) steps out of the old white house and walks into the front yard and into the cornfield. The sky grizzled. Shrouded in a dense fog that makes the plantation…

Baptism (chapter III)

EXT. PLANTATION FIELD – DAY The day is intensely sunny. The heat drawn in the tanned color of the skin of the people working the land. In the profuse sweat on their foreheads. Among these people is Elle, crestfallen, silent. Concentrating solely on plowing the earthen space in front of her. In the area surrounding…

Baptism (chapter II)

(WHITE NOISE) Images on the television screen. Explosions, protests, empty supermarket shelves, robberies, etc. Graphics on TV news: “Millions of people disappear in the blink of an eye.” “Collapse of civilization.” “Is this the end of the world?” INT. ELLE’S LIVING ROOM – DAY (WHITE NOISE stops) Elle watches TV sitting on the living room…

Baptism (chapter I)

OVER BLACK: “Before the end, angels descended from the heavens and in flames she left her grief behind…” Sara 12:2. INT. MOTEL ROOM – NIGHT Elle (26),beautiful, black top with rhinestones, black miniskirt and panties on her knees. She opens her eyes slowly, lying on the bed in the bluish room, partially illuminated by the…

The Arc (chapter IV)

EXT. SPACE NEAR THE SPACECRAFT – NIGHT James’ momentum carries him back to the entrance. He reaches with his hands as he approaches. Misses! His body spins on his axis. Starts to move away into space. Making a last effort, he grabs the handle with his foot. No friction causes his body to lean back…

The Arc (Chapter III)

(BACK TO PRESENT) EXT. DEEP SPACE – NIGHT The virtual parallel lines on James’ helmet finally line up. His eyes fixed on the horizon. A.I.Now, James. James presses the trigger, the thrusters propel him forward at high speed. At the distance, the space craft shines in the light of a nerby star. The thruters are…

The Arc (chapter II)

(BACK TO PRESENT) EXT. DEEP SPACE – NIGHT The graphs in front of James’ helmet light up. Two parallel lines pointing towards infinity and straightening out each time. A.I.James wake up, the ship is approaching the optimal point. James opens his eyes. Moves as if he is falling, but quickly stops. As he recognizes the…

To go away.

I had a dream last nightI was looking at the far side of the plainThere was a tree with a strange shape.Uncomfortable.A path described in the short grass led to the other side of the horizon.Towards the smoke, the flashesTime kept moving forward and didn’t let me breathe.Someone was screaming, cryingI didn’t want to lookI…

The Arc (Chapter I)

EXT. OUTER SPACE NEAR THE SPACECRAFT – NIGHT JAMES (32) opens his eyes disoriented, his breathing agitated, his body spinning slowly. The alarms on his helmet red. Ahead, the strap holding him stuck in the solar panel. A.I.James, you suffered a mild concussion. James reaches out to grab the strap, but fails to grasp it….