A Film And Lit Lover

A Film and Lit Lover is all about books and films. Started as two blogs (Quoting Quotes and A Young Film Critic), it showcases must-read novels and must-watch films! Other than posting quotes from literary works, it also reviews films of every genre.
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One-Second Film Review: Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


Director: Stanley Kubrick

Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Screenplay by: Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke (based on “The Sentinel” by Arthur C. Clarke)

Starring: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, and Douglas Rain

One-Second Film Review: Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy (2003)

Director: Park Chan-wook

Producers: Im Seung-yong and Kim Dong-joo

Screenplay by: Hwang Jo-yoon, Im Joon-hyeong, and Park Chan-wook (based on Old Boy by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi)

Starring: Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, and Kang Hye-jung

Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtues are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of some one else’s music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly — that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to oneself. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion — these are the two things that govern us.
Lord Henry Wotton, from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

One-Second Film Review: Erik Matti’s On the Job (2013)

Director: Erik Matti

Producers: Leonardo T. Po, Dondon Monteverde, Malou Santos, and Charo Santos-Concio

Screenplay by: Michiko Yamamoto and Erik Matti

Starring: Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, and Joey Marquez