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Crash, 1996, by David Croonenberg.
I even had a discussion with Lorenzo yesterday after seen the movie, because he supported that it was a good one and I disagreed. I didn’t (and don’t) like the main theme – Crash fetish – and thought the the movie exposed too much something that I’m not interested in knowing in depth.
But… after a good night of sleep and a fresh mind, a must agree with him: it is a good movie. Cronenberg was simply fantastic not only on the shootings and aesthetics, but on keeping you hypnotized seing something you don’t or shouldn’t want to see – like a car crash.

Cidade de Deus

Cidade de Deus(City of God) 2002, by Fernando Meirelles.
A portrait of brazilian favela’s life, hierarchy and culture.
What to say… excellent. The movie is realistic and the actors performances are great.
Maybe it exceeded a bit with shooting effects. I think there was no need for that because the screenplay is already fantastic by itself.


Since I like very much the movies, I thought it deserved a category in my blog.
With no pretentious purpose at all, I just want to share my personal opinion about this wonderful and magic art.

improved desktop by lorbus

Check out the idea of an Improved Desktop that lorbus posted today!
Pondering his post and my subsequent comment, it reminded me a lecture by the architect Marcus Novak that I saw in 1999 at Sao Paulo. He was presenting his concept of transArchitecture -“architecture beyond architecture, is an architecture of heretofore invisible scaffolds. It has a twofold character: within cyberspace is exists as liquid architecture that is transmitted across the global information networks; within physical space it exists as an invisible electronic double superimposed on our material world.”

This is one of my favorites subjects! I’m open to discuss it…