Film is everything to me. Everything to the point that, yes, that is me in the middle of the photo above at a late night screening for The Room meeting the one and only Greg Sestro for a book signing of The Disaster Artist… uh huh, I meant ‘literally’ everything. To me, cinema is a way of communication, a visualisation of dreams, a form of raw entertainment and an art almost lost in the shuffle of this modern glitch. Seriously, it is so devastatingly rare in this day and age we can coin a film as ‘art’ but more a product or a business venture.
So my name is Nahum Gale (I know, hard to pronounce). Before I get into the real cool stuff, here is a bit of information to show you I am not a complete idiot: currently I study a Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing with a Bachelor of Arts (English and Creative Writing), down under, in South Australia. And yes, journalism is great and all, but to be brutally honest with you guys, my true passion is film.
When I was young Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark was an eye-opener to me. The film showed me, through and through, that movies are, first and foremost, adventures through such detailed platforms of artistry – a crusade for the filmmakers living out their visions and, consequently, a vehicle for the modern human to experience literal magic. Yet, as the years go on, we move further and further away from the art form that once made us dream and brim with true, passionate excitement. Yes, cinema has become somewhat of a lost art – but just because something treasurable is lost, that will not stop Indiana Jones from finding it again. And it will not stop me either.
And so, with that, I would like to welcome you to this blog as I, the modern human, raid this rarer and rarer source of art, weekly, with whip-cracking reviews (and other thrilling material) to spotlight the remaining remanets of cinema art… because as we all know, a true masterpiece belongs in a museum!
P.S. Some things you may want to know about me as a film buff;
Favourite Films: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In Bruges, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, (500) Days of Summer, Spirited Away (and basically everything ever made by Studio Ghibli).
Favourite Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Joel & Ethan Coen, Stanley Kubrick.
Favourite Actors: There are too many to count! So lets just say… BILL MURRAY!
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