The Science of Sleep / Lost again

I just noticed that there’s a new film coming out by Michel Gondry – the guy who made Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (a favourite movie in our household!), it’s called ‘The Science of Sleep‘.

Poster image for The Science of Sleep movieThe Synopsis:

“The Science of Sleep,” a playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal) an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life.

While slumbering, he is the charismatic host of “Stephane TV,” expounding on “The Science of Sleep” in front of cardboard cameras. In “real life,” he has a boring job at a Parisian calendar publisher and pines for Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg), the girl in the apartment across the hall. While Stephanie is initially charmed by Stephane, she is confused by his childishness and shaky connection to reality. Stephanes co-worker, Guy (Alain Chabat) a vulgar but practical man, offers advice on the opposite sex, but Stephane is too far in the clouds to listen. Unable to find the secret to Stephanies heart while awake, Stephane searches for the answer in his dreams.

Written and directed by Michel Gondry, the boundlessly inventive creator of award-winning films (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), music videos and commercials. “The Science of Sleep” is a whimsical trip into a cut-and-paste wonderland fashioned from cardboard tubes, cellophane, and imagination.

Other news:

Thanks to the wonders of having Canadian relatives Annie and I just got Lost Series 2 in the mail, and yes, we have watched, no, we won’t tell you what happened! ;)


Five films I want to see

I was just checking out some movie trailers over on and I’ve got 5 that I really want to see. They’re not comedies, summer blockbusters or anything like that. Just films with dealing with some serious issues like ‘Global Warming’, ‘The dominance of Oil’ and ‘War’ (Why yes, America does feature in these movies!). So, here’s my list:

An Inconvenient Truth

Image of Poster of 'An Inconvient Truth'Eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore?s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. The film is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry.

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Who Killed The Electric Car?

Image of poster from 'Who killed the electric car'It was among the fastest, most efficient production cars ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry. The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert?

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America: Freedom To Fascism

Image of poster from 'America: Freedom To FascismDetermined to find the law that requires American citizens to pay income tax, producer Aaron Russo (?The Rose,? ?Trading Places?) set out on a journey to find the evidence. Neither left, nor right-wing this startling examination of government exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America since 1913.

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Road To Guantanamo

Image of poster from 'Road To Guantanamo'The terrifying first-hand account of three British citizens who were held for two years without charges in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Known as the ?Tipton Three,? in reference to their home town in Britain, the three were eventually returned to Britain and released, still having had no formal charges ever made against them at any time during their ordeal.

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The War Tapes

Image of poster from 'The War Tapes'Straight from the front lines in Iraq, THE WAR TAPES is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves. This is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi and Specialist Mike Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel.

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So, there you go, 5 films to make you think, not sure when they’re on general release in the UK but you can check out the trailers above.

That doesn’t mean to say I won’t be going to see ‘Cars‘ though!