Did you know that most of the accounts I follow on Instagram are tattoo related? Useless fact about myself.
Last year, when I was researching about tattoos, I came to know about blackwork or tattoos made only with black ink. According to TattooDo:
Blackwork is pushing dotwork and linework to their extreme, with massive black tint areas, complex geometrical and symmetrical patterns influenced by Polynesian tattoos and graphic art.
Yesterday I rewatched Chan-wook Park’s Vengeance Trilogy—Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003), and Lady Vengeance (2005). I hadn’t watched Mr. Vengeance (2002) so I took the time to watch them all, back to back, as a background exercise for my thesis research. Because of this six hours of audiovisual enthrallment (two hours per film), I decided to make a post about Mr. Park. Even if I didn’t want it to, he has become a big part of my life—personal and academic. Continue reading
“In a horror film, lighting is 70% of the effectiveness. It’s essential in creation the atmosphere.” ~ Mario Bava
Shame on me. After a BA degree in Audiovisual Communication, and an almost MA degree in (Theory and Research in) Communication, after a long list of courses taken on film production, film theory, and media studies, I finally got to meet the cinema of Mario Bava. I’ve only watched three of his films but I am loving his auteurship.
I remember reading about him in the Rue Morgue Magazine but back then I didn’t have Netflix. I was reminded of him when I was reading this article from Taste of Cinema that mentions one of his films, Black Sunday (1960). And then it clicked: I had that movie in my Netflix queue for a very long time!
Black Sunday (1960)
After searching if any of the other movies mentioned in the article was available on Netflix (I really want to watch Viy ), it was time for Black Sunday (1960). And then I was enthralled. Continue reading