‘Will’ (2011) is the name of an orphan who has had a rough childhood as you can imagine. His mother died just 3 years ago, and his father abandoned him after her death.
Will is a die hard Liverpool FC fan, it’s all he has left in life worth fighting for. After receiving two Liverpool tickets for the 2005 Champions League cup final in Istanbul, he embarks in a solo journey with many obstacles in his path as well as a friend he picks up in Paris.
It should be said though that this film does seem to turn away from realism. Receiving 9000 euros from a stranger who wants to make child’s dream come true, I mean come on. As well as his fathers tickets being fake as well as passing through many countries without a passport. But I don’t think it ever occurred to director Ellen Perry to be realistic. The film reminded me of the poetic documentary genre. Being subjective to many aspects, usually Liverpool FC. Ellen often uses archive footage of Liverpool goals and the Liverpool fans are presented as one huge family, a family that sticks together and would die for their club.
The appearance of Liverpool players and Dalgleish in this film was surprising and brought a smile to my face. I’m a die-hard Brighton & Hove Albion supporter, but towards the end of the climax, I was debating whether Brighton really was my team.
A heart warming film that has a poetic atmosphere around Liverpool FC, a great film for a football fan, a poor film for anyone else.
As far as racially driven movies go I don’t know if In The Heat Of The Night is the best, but I do place it among the best. It is an exercise in how to handle racism in film, and a movie that modern filmmakers trying to tackle the same subject need to revisit. Steiger and Poitier are great, while the script and direction combine with a moody score for a film drenching with atmosphere and layering. - Stirling Silliphant (Bill’s Movie Emporium)
Benjamin: For god’s sake, Mrs. Robinson. Here we are. You got me into your house. You give me a drink. You… put on music. Now you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won’t be home for hours.
Mrs. Robinson So?
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.
Mrs. Robinson: [laughs] Huh?
Benjamin: Aren’t you?
My favourite scene from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) is the montage sequence with ‘My Prayer’ by The Platters that plays over the top.
Warren Beatty is on point on the set of 1967’s Bonnie & Clyde, with Faye Dunaway and director Arthur Penn (September 27, 1922 – September 28, 2010)
George Lucas on the set of American Graffiti, the film was shot in 28 days and had to be shot from 9pm to sunrise as the film took place on the last night before college. George edited during the day whilst everyone was sleeping and then shot during the night. He was said by many crew and cast to be exhausted during the whole shooting of the film.
An early picture of Harrison Ford on the set of American Graffiti (1973)