A Monument and A Classic from the 1980s

A Monument and A Classic from the 1980s

As a well educated Film-Lecturer and a Lover of all scene arts,  It always frustratets me that when a major newspapers,  not only in Norway, hires "critics"  who propably are good journalists, however they do not have any education in film or art.  Now, I am not some art expert, so I will not say much about that.  My field is movies and storytelling,  I will indeed try to see what a movie is created for.  I am personally very passionate about good storytelling and good acting,  but at the same time I have a good understanding for "why"  a film is being told the way it is.  There are bad movies,  that's not it.  But these so-called critics have either not understood,  or they are writing good or bad reviews, mostly just to provoke.  For my part I try to properly understand,  and be clearly honest in my criticisms of stories,  especially from film history,  therefore I will begin with a film that was hated by "critics" ,  but loved by the people.  And I,  for my part,  can well understand why,  and why it nowdays stands as a monument in the international film history.  Im talking about "Flashdance" ,  with the wonderful  Jennifer Beals.

 

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Som en velutdannet filmviter og elsker av all scenekunst, så blir jeg alltid så frustrert når store aviser, ikke bare i Norge, ansetter kritikere som helt sikkert er gode journalister,  men som har «faens ikke» greie på film eller kunst.  Nå er jeg ikke noe kunst ekspert, så jeg skal ikke si så mye om det. Mitt felt er film og historiefortelling, jeg ser hva en film er skapt for. Jeg er personlig veldig opptatt av at det skal være en god historie og gode skuespillere, men jeg har god forståelse for hvorfor en film blir fortalt som den gjør. Det finnes dårlig filmer, det er ikke DET,  men disse såkalte "kritikerne"  har enten ikke forstått,  eller så skriver de gode eller dårlige anmeldelser bare for å "provosere".  Jeg,  for MIN del,  prøver å FORSTÅ og være ærlig i mine kritikker av historier fra filmhistorien,  derfor vil jeg begynne med en film som ble hatet av «Kritikerne»,  men elsket av folket.  Jeg for min del skjønner godt hvorfor,  og hvorfor den nå i dag står som en bauta eller et monument i den internasjonale filmhistorien, nemlig «Flashdance» med den fantastiske Jennifer Beals. 

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