Did I Just Watched Soft Porn?

On every Thursday, as part of my unit requirement, movie screening is a must where it will be followed with a tutorial presentation on weekly basis. I see that as a privilege (coz I’m not a movie person) and learning platform for me so I hope it will totally change my perception on watching movies.

And it does, actually. 🙂

Last week, I watched ‘The Rear Window’ which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He is famously known as the pioneer of many techniques of suspense and psychological thriller genre. The movie was about Jefferies (James Stewart), a freelance photographer who was injured during one of his assignment where he broke his left leg. As such he has to move around his small apartment in a wheelchair. It is from his apartment window where we get to see his neighbor way of living in the 50s and their life stories. He uses a binocular and also a telephoto lens camera each time he need to have a closer look on his neighbor activities from his apartment. The story plot became more interesting when Jefferies suspected his neighbor Mr Thorwald has murdered his wife. Eventually, Jefferies manage to solve the murder case committed by Mr. Thorwald assisted by his girlfriend, Lisa (Grace Kelly) and Stella (Ritter), his home care nurse. However, at the end of the story, it was a happy ending but Jefferies got both of his legs casted after the fall from his apartment window upon pushed by Mr. Thorwald.

After watching the movie, I somehow can’t get over on admiring Grace Kelly beauty. I even fantasized myself acting her role in the movie. I just love every move that she made; the way she talk, the way she dress up, the way she puff the cigarette, the way she kiss pergghhhhhhhhhh…aiya yai yai yai mama miaaaa!!

OK, enough of that for now. *slap herself hard*

Moving on to the second screening where elements of realism are emphasizing on.
I watched a Danish movie entitled Festenor in English, it is known as ‘The Celebration’ which is directed by Thomas Vinerberg. ‘Festen’ is also best known as the first Dogme 95 film. The movie is about a dysfunctional wealthy family gather for a 60th birthday celebration. Dark secret of the family were revealed where Christian (the elder son) and Linda (younger sister) were sexually abused during their childhood by their father and these were told during Christian speech for his father. Thing were already worst when Helene (elder sister) found a suicidal note from Linda prior to the celebration. It is the main reason why Linda commits suicide because her father didn’t stop abusing her. She kept it to herself for fearing it would spoil the function. Eventually, Helene gets to read the suicidal note to the guest. The father-children relationship were never be the same again especially when Michael (youngest son who’s married with three children) warned his father not to see his grandchildren anymore in one of the scene.

To me, it was a sad story and I feel sorry for the family especially to Christian. He was traumatized since young and only his childhood friend, Kim (their chef) knew about it. Imagine the kind of hell he has been to. Poor fella.

On the other note, I got myself traumatized too coz I’ve just being entertain with soft porn. ;p

There is a scene where Michael and his wife, Mette making love. The audience get to see Mette’s boob, lying on the bed mourning delightly, spreading her legs widely whereas Michael were on top of her, humping her so hard with his boxer seen at the edge of his ass. After the making love scene, Michael took a shower; he stepped on soap and fell. Here, you can see Michael naked (yes I can see his hairy dick) and was yelling at his wife for not putting the soap properly.

Not that I’ve not seen porn before but having to watch the movie with students, I find it awkward. Ya probably I’m not that open minded enough. ;p

Anyway, it’s all in the name of education. 🙂

So, how’s Thursday been treating you?

Note:
– The Rear Window image source
– The Festen image source

6 Comments

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      5 August, 2011 at 10:19 am

      lol..ya i just did *blushing*

      1. Aj

        5 August, 2011 at 3:48 pm

        huhu..its for education purpose *all the sudden im blushing too* :p

  1. ReverendX

    5 August, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Hi again, What u said about Hitchcock, it is very offensive for me. What Hitchcock trying to potray is the fear of our society, and politics during that time. Sex or obscene what it is potray is how film industry does not want to follow or should i say rebel against mainstream media. I would like to say is YOU as a film student should know this. What the director want to represent… and what the mainstream media oppose.

    RevX out

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      6 August, 2011 at 10:11 am

      what i wrote about the two movies above are merely a brief summary of the story (not on my critical media analysis) and what i feel as a normal audience so i dont find it as offensive as in your interpretation. who am i to criticize Hitchcock master piece when he’s the pioneer of suspense/thriller genre? i dare not.

  2. Nayi

    8 August, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    can i watch with u?….hehehe

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