Archive for August, 2011

Movie I dig 019: The Conspirator (2010)

The Consipirator is the first film produced by The American Film Company, and they are off to a good start. The American Film Company’s goal is to accurately make films based on true events from American history. Sounds like a nice breath of fresh air amongst most other Hollywood productions.

As a European, I wished I knew more about the history of the American Civil War, while watching this movie – even though all the events in the film take place right after the Civil War. Nonetheless, I knew enough to be able to follow and – most importantly – enjoy the movie. Coming home after having seen it, I started to surf the web to find out more about the events in the Civil War and the events in the movie in particular.

The movie itself seems like a realistic story of how the events could have been. And  – for me, not knowing how things would turn out – it was an exciting ride all the way to the end. I love how the CGI guys recreated a historical version of DC. The acting is quite good, but I didn’t expect anything other from a fine cast like this one.

So all in all a quite good film and I’m excited to see what else they will produce in the years to come.

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Music I dig 030: Arsenal – A Volta (2003)

This song woke me up today as the dj was playing on the radio. What a nice way of letting summer into my room and into my mind – even though it was drizzling outside. I can’t believe this is a 2003 song and I never picked it up back then! Such a sham…on me, shame on me!

Music I dig 029: Canned Heat – Going up the country (1968)

The unofficial soundtrack of the original Woodstock festival and topping the charts in many countries, this is one hell of a song! It’s probably Canned Heat’s best known song, but it certainly isn’t their only great song.

Sit under an apple-tree, grab your flute and enjoy hippie-times.