The twentieth century can be named the epoch of appearance and further development of the Seventh Art, cinematography. The first films were just combinations of photos that made an illusion of moving pictures, and their main value was the ability to show some process from the past to those who could not be the direct witnesses of it
Taxi to the Dark Side was produced and directed by Alex Gibney in 2007. It is an Oscar award winning documentary and remains one of the most important films in the last five years.
The modern world is cruel and cynical. Everything can be bought and sold; the only requirement is money. This topic is rather popular among artists to talk about. The documentary Island of Flowers directed by Jorge Furtado is another brief digression into the very essence of modern society, ruthlessly frank and extremely cynical.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a feminist action film with exquisitely choreographed fighting scenes with potent gender commentary throughout the film. It focuses on the lives of three different strong, assertive and outspoken women who take lives on different paths each with her own parallel obstacles.
People often catch themselves thinking that they get on 2 different people, good and evil ones. The life is so unpredictable that it is not 100% obvious how to lead in this or that situation. People are often wishful thinking or, on the contrary, want to find the bad in places where they are absent.
The Southern California oil boom during the late 19th and early 20th centuries were the basis for Upton Sinclair’s novel, Oil!, published in 1927. Almost a century later, the movie There Will Be Blood (2007) directed, written and produced by Paul Thomas Anderson portrays much of the same sentiments from the book.