Cineforum “NEXT – Il prossimo passo”

Cineforum “NEXT – Il prossimo passo”

Finito il BlogTour (complimenti al vincitore), vi ripropongo il cineforum proposto per il blog Il salotto del Gatto Libraio, che ringrazio di cuore per l’ospitalità.

Da NEXT – Il prossimo passo:

Ada attirò l’attenzione di Matteo su un annuncio della HakunaMatata: “Grandi pellicole per non dimenticare”.

La pagina web riproduceva un codice QR per scaricare l’agenda completa della manifestazione. Il codice a barre bidimensionale, creato nel 1994 per tracciare i pezzi nelle fabbriche della Toyota, si era rapidamente diffuso per evitare il noioso inserimento di dati tramite le piccole tastiere dei cellulari. Si trovavano ormai dappertutto: pagine web, giornali, biglietti da visita, magliette, prodotti industriali. Un veicolo d’informazioni resistente agli urti, allo sporco, leggibile da tutte le direzioni e meno invasivo delle etichette RFID e dei codici a barre.

Ada interpretò il codice e lo schermo si popolò di una lista di film e citazioni.

Come i protagonisti di NEXT – Il prossimo passo, anche voi prendetevi una piacevole interruzione con i film selezionati e le citazioni scelte.

Le ali della libertà

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption poster Rating: 9.3/10 (2,662,343 votes)
Director: Frank Darabont
Writer: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
Runtime: 142 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama
Released: 14 Oct 1994
Plot: Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red.

Spero che questa lettera ti trovi, e che ti trovi bene.


Serenity (2005)
Serenity poster Rating: 7.8/10 (296,849 votes)
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon
Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 30 Sep 2005
Plot: Serenity continues the story of the TV series it was based upon ("Firefly"). River Tam had a secret - one in which she's not even aware - so dangerous, no one's safe, as an Alliance operative's sent to capture her, and all others are considered irrelevant to his job.

Pensate di essere nei guai? È quello che stiamo cercando di capire.

La vita è meravigliosa

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life poster Rating: 8.6/10 (454,943 votes)
Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra
Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Runtime: 130 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Released: 07 Jan 1947
Plot: George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born.

Nessun uomo è fallito se ha degli amici.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction poster Rating: 8.9/10 (2,040,285 votes)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson
Runtime: 154 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 14 Oct 1994
Plot: Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia (Uma Thurman) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

Sono il signor Wolf, risolvo problemi.

A qualcuno piace caldo

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Some Like It Hot poster Rating: 8.2/10 (267,900 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Runtime: 121 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Released: 19 Mar 1959
Plot: After two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords.

Beh, nessuno è perfetto.

Frankenstein Junior

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Young Frankenstein poster Rating: 8.0/10 (159,588 votes)
Director: Mel Brooks
Writer: Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Mary Shelley
Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
Runtime: 106 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy
Released: 15 Dec 1974
Plot: A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind...

Diventerà molto popolare.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump poster Rating: 8.8/10 (2,066,658 votes)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Winston Groom, Eric Roth
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
Runtime: 142 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance
Released: 06 Jul 1994
Plot: Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people and meets the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life. Although in the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.

E non ho altro da aggiungere su questa faccenda.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner poster Rating: 8.1/10 (768,236 votes)
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick
Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young
Runtime: 117 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 25 Jun 1982
Plot: In the early twenty-first century, the Tyrell Corporation, during what was called the Nexus phase, developed robots, called "replicants", that were supposed to aid society, the replicants which looked and acted like humans. When the superhuman generation Nexus 6 replicants, used for dangerous off-Earth endeavors, began a mutiny on an off-Earth colony, replicants became illegal on Earth. Police units, called "blade runners", have the job of destroying - or in their parlance "retiring" - any replicant that makes its way back to or created on Earth, with anyone convicted of aiding or assisting a replicant being sentenced to death. It's now November, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Rick Deckard, a former blade runner, is called out of retirement when four known replicants, most combat models, have made their way back to Earth, with their leader being Roy Batty. One, Leon Kowalski, tried to infiltrate his way into the Tyrell Corporation as an employee, but has since been able to escape. Beyond following Leon's trail in hopes of finding and retiring them all, Deckard believes part of what will help him is figuring out what the replicants wanted with the Tyrell Corporation in trying to infiltrate it. The answer may lie with Tyrell's fail-safe backup mechanism. Beyond tracking the four, Deckard faces a possible dilemma in encountering a fifth replicant: Rachael, who works as Tyrell's assistant. The issue is that Dr. Elden Tyrell is experimenting with her, to provide her with fake memories so as to be able to better control her. With those memories, Rachael has no idea that she is not human. The problem is not only Rachael's assistance to Deckard, but that he is beginning to develop feelings for her.

Più umano dell’umano è il nostro slogan.

Il silenzio degli innocenti

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs poster Rating: 8.6/10 (1,426,455 votes)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 14 Feb 1991
Plot: F.B.I. trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) works hard to advance her career, while trying to hide or put behind her West Virginia roots, of which if some knew, would automatically classify her as being backward or white trash. After graduation, she aspires to work in the agency's Behavioral Science Unit under the leadership of Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn). While she is still a trainee, Crawford asks her to question Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins), a psychiatrist imprisoned, thus far, for eight years in maximum security isolation for being a serial killer who cannibalized his victims. Clarice is able to figure out the assignment is to pick Lecter's brains to help them solve another serial murder case, that of someone coined by the media as "Buffalo Bill" (Ted Levine), who has so far killed five victims, all located in the eastern U.S., all young women, who are slightly overweight (especially around the hips), all who were drowned in natural bodies of water, and all who were stripped of large swaths of skin. She also figures that Crawford chose her, as a woman, to be able to trigger some emotional response from Lecter. After speaking to Lecter for the first time, she realizes that everything with him will be a psychological game, with her often having to read between the very cryptic lines he provides. She has to decide how much she will play along, as his request in return for talking to him is to expose herself emotionally to him. The case takes a more dire turn when a sixth victim is discovered, this one from who they are able to retrieve a key piece of evidence, if Lecter is being forthright as to its meaning. A potential seventh victim is high profile Catherine Martin (Brooke Smith), the daughter of Senator Ruth Martin (Diane Baker), which places greater scrutiny on the case as they search for a hopefully still alive Catherine. Who may factor into what happens is Dr. Frederick Chilton (Anthony Heald), the warden at the prison, an opportunist who sees the higher profile with Catherine, meaning a higher profile for himself if he can insert himself successfully into the proceedings.

Il desiderio nasce da quello che osserviamo ogni giorno.


Inception (2010)
Inception poster Rating: 8.8/10 (2,338,153 votes)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
Runtime: 148 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 16 Jul 2010
Plot: Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible, inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea, but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

Devi avvisarli se il problema peggiora.

Quarto potere

Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane poster Rating: 8.3/10 (442,347 votes)
Director: Orson Welles
Writer: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, John Houseman
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Released: 05 Sep 1941
Plot: A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud". The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the top of the world.

La gente penserà… solo quello che voglio io!

Il sesto senso

The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Sixth Sense poster Rating: 8.2/10 (990,475 votes)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 06 Aug 1999
Plot: Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient (Donnie Wahlberg) . This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife (Olivia Williams). Cole's mom (Toni Collette) is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.

Posso dire una cosa che non voglio? Non voglio avere più paura.


Moon (2009)
Moon poster Rating: 7.8/10 (360,249 votes)
Director: Duncan Jones
Writer: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 10 Jul 2009
Plot: Sam Bell has a three year contract to work for Lunar Industries. For the contract's entire duration, he is the sole employee based at their lunar station. His primary job responsibility is to harvest and periodically rocket back to Earth supplies of helium-3, the current clean and abundant fuel used on Earth. There is no direct communication link available between the lunar station and Earth, so his only direct real-time interaction is with GERTY, the intelligent computer whose function is to attend to his day to day needs. With such little human contact and all of it indirect, he feels that three years is far too long to be so isolated; he knows he is beginning to hallucinate as the end of his three years approaches. All he wants is to return to Earth to be with his wife Tess and their infant daughter Eve, who was born just prior to his leaving for this job. With two weeks to go, he gets into an accident at one of the mechanical harvesters and is rendered unconscious. Injured, he awakens back at the station in the infirmary, he assumes assisted by GERTY. GERTY tells him that a rescue team named Eliza will come to the station to clean up the aftermath of the accident. After his recuperation, he takes an unauthorized trip back to the broken harvester, where he makes an unexpected discovery. Because of his find, he begins to doubt his sanity, then his true identity, then the company and GERTY's willingness to do what is best for him. Because of his resulting beliefs, his sole mission becomes how to get back to Earth on his own.

Si gela qui! Beh, sei seduto vicino al frigorifero.

V per vendetta

V for Vendetta (2005)
V for Vendetta poster Rating: 8.2/10 (1,119,205 votes)
Director: James McTeigue
Writer: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
Runtime: 132 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 17 Mar 2006
Plot: In the distant future, Evey Hammond is an average citizen of the United Kingdom, which is under the rule of the fascist and tyrannical Norsefire Party. She is an employee of the state-run British Television Network, but soon, she becomes the number one enemy of the state together with an enigmatic and larger-than-life freedom fighter known only by the letter "V". V informs Evey that she must hide in his underground lair for at least one year, and while she is reluctant to the idea at first, a bond soon forms between the two individuals. In the meanwhile, the mysterious past of V is gradually revealed to the police inspector tasked with capturing him, Eric Finch, and it is not long until he starts questioning everything his government stands for.

Nascondi ciò che sono e aiutami a trovare la maschera più adatta alle mie intenzioni.

I tre giorni del Condor

Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Three Days of the Condor poster Rating: 7.4/10 (56,814 votes)
Director: Sydney Pollack
Writer: James Grady, Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel
Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson
Runtime: 117 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 25 Sep 1975
Plot: A mild mannered CIA researcher, paid to read books, returns from lunch to find all of his co-workers assassinated. "Condor" must find out who did this and get in from the cold before the hitmen get him.

Ma che mentalità è, questa vostra? Se non si scoprono le vostre magagne, per voi è come se agiste rettamente.

La parola ai giurati

12 Angry Men (1957)
12 Angry Men poster Rating: 9.0/10 (786,180 votes)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Reginald Rose
Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 10 Apr 1957
Plot: The defense and the prosecution have rested, and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, AND each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room.

È una fortuna che ci sia toccato un omicidio. Temevo fosse una rapina o un furto. Sono così noiosi.


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