Monday, September 26, 2011

New Classics

What's a classic? Usually when we think about it, the first movies that come up to our minds are Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, Psycho, A Clockwork Orange, The Goonies, Titanic and some other older movies. However, a classic is a well-known and high-standard film. It's the one that you see and stays in your life and with which we learn something for life. It doesn't matter when it was made.
Another idea of classics is that they simply come from only one place: Hollywood. Not necessarily, most classics come from other places out of Hollywood, like Brazil, Argentina, India (and its offbeat Bollywood flicks) and so on.
You're about to remember some classics that were produced since the year 2000. They're not recent but not that old either. They're really classical and classy. Check them out and let me know your opinion!


Nemo is a litlle clownfish.
When Nemo and his father were swimming in the sea, Nemo was kidnapped and taken to an aquarium.
His father decides to seek Nemo all over the seven seas. He meets Dory and they become best friends immediately.
She helps Nemo's father find his son.
I recommend this film because it is very funny, interesting. Through fiction it shows some moral lessons, for example : when we want something we should not give up easily but we need to insist until the end. 
Another lesson  is the  importance of being and keeping toghether. When we are together, we get stronger.

Genre: Animation
Director: Andrew Staton 
Writer: Andrew Stanton, 
Star: Eric Biana, Erica Beck, Albert Brooks, Willan Dafoe.
Year: 2003



In the 70's, two boys growing up in a violent "favela" of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. 
Buscapé, the photographer sees the facts behind the glass, as he is the film's narrator. Dadinho (Zé Pequeno) is the drug dealer. He wants power at all costs. All the scenes happened in the actual neighborhood. 
"City of God" was adapted from a best-selling book by Paulo Lins, who grew up in Cidade de Deus - Jacarepagua - Rio de Janeiro. That movie opened the doors for a new generation of young actors, and most importantly, the governments and the societies to create a enormous reflection about the real days of the poor communities.  

Genre: Drama
Directors: Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund
Writer: Paulo Lins
Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino and Nós do Morro Group.
Year: 2002


For those who like animation, this is one of the best films of this genre. This simple state-of-the-art film has cute moments. The movie tells the history of a bad guy, who wants to steal the moon to prove that he is better (and thus meaner) than his enemy. But something happens and he will have to take care of three kids. It’s a great movie… You can’t miss it!

Genre: Animation

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

Writers: Cinco Paul (screenplay), Ken Daurio (screenplay), Sergio Pablos(story)

Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand 

Year: 2010


Robert is a veteran of Malvinas War and leads a reclusive life in his house, where he feeds a lot of manias. One day, he meets a Chinese man called Jun,  who was robbed and thrown out of a taxi. It’s interesting because shows diverse ways of communication. A film that casts a glance at the otherness, observing the cultural differences besides expressing a lot of affection.

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Director:  Sebastián Borenztein
Writers: Sebastián Borensztein
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana and Ignacio Huang.
Year: 2011

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