Lomax the Songhunter
Alan Lomax (1915-2002) was a song collector who recorded ordinary people, who gave their heart and soul in front of his microphone. The film maker decides to search for people Lomax recorded, travelling through Europe in an old Volkswagen. His journey leads him past desolate Scottish islands, through the withered interior of Spain and to isolated Italian mountain villages. The search is combined with conversations with colleagues and friends of Lomax. Throughout the movie, every now and then we return to a frail but happy 86-year old Lomax. In this passionate and musical roadmovie we slowly discover why folk music can be so pretty and what could have once possessed the legendary Alan Lomax.
Alan Lomax (1915-2002) was a song collector who recorded ordinary people, who gave their heart and soul in front of his microphone. The film maker decides to search for people Lomax recorded, travelling through Europe in an old Volkswagen. His journey leads him past desolate Scottish islands, through the withered interior of Spain and to isolated Italian mountain villages. The search is combined with conversations with colleagues and friends of Lomax. Throughout the movie, every now and then we return to a frail but happy 86-year old Lomax. In this passionate and musical roadmovie we slowly discover why folk music can be so pretty and what could have once possessed the legendary Alan Lomax. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Lomax the Songhunter torrent reviews
(de) wrote: I'm afraid of the water
(de) wrote: thik I watched this one already.... not sure,
(br) wrote: Ricky Tomlinson continues his move from staple TV shows like "The Royle Family", "Playing the Field" and "Cocking Off" to the big screen. "Mike Bassett: England Manager" represents his biggest movie yet. He plays Mike Bassett, manager of Divison One team, Norwich City. After leading his club to victory in the Mr Clutch Cup, this old school manager is offered the job of England manager when it becomes clear that no one else wants it.With three games left in their World Cup qualification program, he needs to win just one of them to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil. Easier said than done. His England squad are a bunch of misfits. Centre back Wacko (Geoff Bell) is a violent 32 year old with more red cards than yellow, his midfield duo of Deano and Danny (John Alford - "Grange Hill", "London's Burning" and Dean Holness) are bereft of brain cells, star striker Smallsy (Robbie Gee) hasn't scored for two years and midfield genius Tonka, has a habit of self-destructing.His coaching team are not much better. His assistant manager, Lonnie (Philip Jackson), is a used car salesman and coach Dave Dodds (Walsh - TVs "Wheel of Fortune", "Night and Day") is the ultimate "yes man".The fans are dubious about Bassett as are the media. Tommo Thompson (Jupitus - TVs "Never Mind the Buzzcocks") is one such reporter, reasonable in his assertions and criticisms but perpetual in his desire to run Bassett out of the job. And there is plenty of ammunition for everyone as the team's performances go from bad to worse. But will Mike Bassett do the honourable thing and resign?We keep tabs on Bassett's progress due to a "fly on the wall" documentary team who follow his every move. The documentary is narrated by Martin Bashir, who many will now recognise as the man who stuck nails in the coffin of Michael Jackson recently.This is of course very similar to the "Do I Not Like That?" documentary that was produced on former England manager Graham Taylor in the early ninties. And if you look closely you can see that the Dave Dodds character is a parody of his assistant manager, Phil Neal, while the midfield talisman, Tonka, is clearly inspired by Paul "Gazza" Gascoigne.But aside from all these obvious observations, the question is does "Mike Bassett: England Manager" entertain?Well, not really. There's no doubt there are some amusing moments. The scene where the open-top bus (bringing the team through Norwich after the Mr Clutch Cup victory) takes a wrong turn is ultimately one of the best scenes. And Bassett's team selection goes haywire when his PA calls up everyone in the squad whom he has written on the back of a fag packet. Everyone.But these moments are few and far between. If it wasn't for Tomlinson's superb portrayal of a limited but honest human, the movie would have fallen flat. Tomlinson's tries to bring some pathos to the character via his relationship with his family and a poetic appeal for calm on live TV. It doesn't quite work but one can see that it is not his fault.Irish director Steve Barron ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Coneheads" as well as a-ha's most famous videos such as 'Take On Me' and 'The Sun Always Shines On TV') enjoys the documentary-approach and uses graphics and at times mimics a music video by using two or three different scenes on screen at the one time. It doesn't really add to much to the movie but he does he best to spice up a flat script."Mike Bassett: England Manager" is a time-waster and not a particularly good one at that. It's watchable, but my advice would be to rent "Fever Pitch" instead.
(ca) wrote: Pretty messed up plot line, but I still loved it!
(ca) wrote: 11/26/2015: An ok film. Some decent action, but nothing great or memorable.
(gb) wrote: Unfortunately, it's not one of those "so bad they are funny" movies.The acting isn't that bad, it's just annoyingly bad.What I did find funny was how SLOW the characters were and making up excuses to be even dumber. So they find out a whole group of people have died in a camp, but instead of going to the nearest town calling for help (in their perfectly working car), they just walk around and look at the dead bodies!!!hello???And then they constantly make up excuses as to why not take their perfectly working car and go to another town!Then, like 10-15 minuter later, they get the brilliant idea to take the car elsewhere because the mosquito's might come back.They W-A-L-K S-L-O-W-L-Y to the car.And then they think their own car isn't good enough, so they get another one, which they also walk to!Do these people have a death wish or what???But then when they hear the sound of the mosquito's, 20-30 minutes after first discovering people have been dead, then they suddenly try getting away in a hurry!*headdesk*I don't know if these people were more stupid than in "Open Water 2" or not.
(br) wrote: japanese version so much better!
(mx) wrote: Firewalker is my Chuck Norris guilty pleasure.
(gb) wrote: This was the last movie Tati made. It's filmed using videotechnichs insted of film. its a recording of a totalpreformance show recorded at Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden
(ca) wrote: A difficult film, both for someone to make in the 70's, and for a modern audience to swallow, but both Film and Novel take their subject matter seriously. This movie took guts.The militant uprising themes are portrayed through character development, and by the end you are forced to analyze how far the protagonist has progressed, or deluded himself, depending on your point of view. Thankfully, the movie leaves it up to the viewer. To pigeonhole this film as mere propaganda is a bit harsh, as it tells a story not with ideology or metaphor but a well-rounded protagonist, and you are left free to interpret how the film ends.Yet, the film itself is nothing but a one-trick pony, and cannot rely on gutsy thematic content alone, and the supporting cast is blatantly two-dimensional, the plot, while unique in its setting, is sub-par when you strip away its thematic overtones. The films greatness is dependent on the arguments and thoughts it provokes once it is over, and not on its cinematic merit alone. The film is trapped in Schroedinger's box, but is well worth the time to examine for yourself, and see what emerges.
(nl) wrote: way better film than i expected it to be. i was a little disappointed in how Orson Welles screen time was under like 5 minutes or so. especially since i got this film in a Orson Welles collection set. but in fact this was a great war movie with epic battle scenes and wonderful acting. i have to commend Rod Steiger for his participation in this film. his role as Napoleon was exceptional, his speeches were powerful and convincing as well as believable. Sergei Bondarchuk is a director i personally haven't heard of, but he sure knows how to shoot a story. although the filming and angles are not impressive, the scenes in the battle grounds are. if you have not seen this film be sure to do so. add an Epic film to your collection.
(ca) wrote: Francois is a 10-year-old hellraiser stuck in the foster care system. He has a lot in common with Truffaut's Antoine Doinel from "The 400 Blows", but he's even worse. He throws cats down stairwells, he shoplifts, and gets caught throwing rocks off an overpass when he causes a serious accident. I appreciated the documentary style of Pialat's debut feature, but it mostly just bored me.
(nl) wrote: William Castle's pictures may be schlocky sometimes,but they're always watchable and fun
(br) wrote: A decent 80's Classic!
(nl) wrote: Decent film with a somewhat cool killer, atmosphere, music, and the storyline that make it worth watching. .
(br) wrote: I didn't have high expectations as I had read some reviews that complained that this was a poor Hitchcock swansong. I disagree, I thought this film was great fun. My only complaint was at times Barbara Harris was way over the top and highly irritating but everyone else in the film made up for that especially Bruce Dern, he was a delight. Great Premise and the right amount of drama and humour. loved it!
(nl) wrote: Really long and boring. The leads looked great through half the movie and thats about it.
(gb) wrote: Kind of abrupt tale of Hitler and Max Rothman. Noah Taylor is good, though his voice lacked a bit of power.