« Network » (1976) by Sydney Lumet

Un extrait de ce film d’un cynisme caustique sur la télévision des années 70 aux US : le « tube ». Une satire qui fait toujours réfléchir sur l’état des médias aujourd’hui.
Voir sa fiche sur IMDB : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

[…] Howard Beale: So, you listen to me. Listen to me: Television is not the truth! Television is a God-damned amusement park! Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, side-show freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We’re in the boredom-killing business! So if you want the truth… Go to God! Go to your gurus! Go to yourselves! Because that’s the only place you’re ever going to find any real truth.

But, man, you’re never going to get any truth from us. We’ll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell. We’ll tell you that, uh, Kojak always gets the killer, or that nobody ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker’s house, and no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don’t worry, just look at your watch; at the end of the hour he’s going to win. We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in *illusions*, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds… We’re all you know. You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here. You’re beginning to think that the tube is reality, and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you! You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even *think* like the tube!

This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God’s name, you people are the real thing! *WE* are the illusion! So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now. Turn them off right now. Turn them off and leave them off! Turn them off right in the middle of the sentence I’m speaking to you now! TURN THEM OFF… […]

Documentary : « Creativity and the capitalist city. A struggle for affordable space in Amsterdam » a film by Tino Buchholz

Text from the official webpage of the documentary :  

« Creativity is fancy, glamorous and desirable. Who can be against creativity? At the same time it is used selectively for economic purposes and consists of precarious and hard work.

In this film, the search for creativity is linked to existential struggles for affordable housing and working space in Amsterdam, such as temporary accommodation, squatting, anti-squatting and some institutional synthesis: « breeding places » Amsterdam.

This film is more than a local documentary on Amsterdam. It explores the latest urban re-/development pattern in advanced Western capitalist cities. The hype around the creative city began already a decade ago, it is global in scope and about to reach its peak. After Richard Florida’s influential book « The Rise of the Creative Class » (2002) creativity has advanced to be the role model of urban regeneration:The New American Dream.« 

 The whole film is watchable here : http://www.creativecapitalistcity.org/#!prettyPhoto

« Historical dramas, reborn sagas set for big screen outing » – Today’s Zaman

« Every year, come summertime, Turkish filmmakers roll up their sleeves and get stuck into filming new movies for the coming season.

This year historical dramas abound, with Çağan Irmak and Levent Semerci narrating stories through the eyes of children, Sinan Çetin recreating the Battle of Gallipoli of 1915 and Faruk Aksoy taking a cinematic look at Sultan Mehmet II’s conquest of İstanbul. Here’s a detailed look at some of the upcoming season’s films in Turkish cinema:

Filming has ended on director Faruk Aksoy’s “Fetih 1453” (Conquest 1453), the most expensive movie in Turkish cinema to date with a budget of $17 million. The historical drama that recounts the conquest of İstanbul stars Devrin Evin, İbrahim Çelikkol, Dilek Serbest, Recep Aktuğ and Erden Alkan in its cast. The film will have its theatrical release in February 2012.

Director Chris Roche is currently shooting a follow-up to the 1970s’ historical saga “Kara Murat” — made famous by the lead character played by Cüneyt Arkın — in the Black Sea city of Trabzon using new filmmaking technology. Titled “Kara Murat: Mora’nın Ateşi” (Kara Murat: The Fire of Morea), the new installment stars Nefise Karatay, Bahadır Sarı, Tatiana Marinescu, Hakan Ural, Kerem Alışık, İlker İnanoğlu and Suna Selen. Release date: December 2011 […]

 The Turkish movie industry is collaborating with Bollywood in one of the upcoming season’s films. A co-production between Turkey’s Evrensel Media and India’s Rakhshan Movies Network, the movie, titled “Süper Rakstar” (Super Rockstar), blends a love story with action-adventure. Set to start filming in October, the movie is planned for a March 2012 release. […]

Source : Today’s Zaman