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I’ll Remember You, by Daniel Bergamini

10 Oct

For a year I shot footage for my 2nd short film, I’ll Remember You. Technically, however, this film pulls together footage from 2005 to as recently as August, 2012. It is a film about not seeing a future, and being trapped in the past. It is about myself, my friends and the community we live in. While it may be an unconventional style of filmmaking, it is one I feel comfortable with–one that I would like to continue to develop and improve upon. I hope you enjoy it. Leave a comment, and share it if you like it!

I’ll Remember You from Daniel Bergamini on Vimeo.

What’s In a Game? by Daniel Bergamini

27 Sep

A never ending debate among film and video game fans alike is whether or not a film based on a video game could ever be great. As it stands now, no such film has come remotely close to that goal. And unfortunately, films like the recently released Resident Evil: Retribution do nothing to help prove naysayers wrong.

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Let’s Discuss: The Dark Knight Rises

25 Jul

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is the most anticipated movie of the year. It has received critical acclaim, as well as its share of negative comments. In a new feature, BP writers Scott Nye, Kyle Anderson, and Daniel Bergamini will discuss their reactions to this monumental film.  PLEASE NOTE: SPOILERS!

SCOTT:
More than anything else, I’ve long felt that Christopher Nolan is – or rather, once was – a master structuralist. When one looks at Memento or The Prestige, one thinks first of their non-chronological arrangement, but he was also precise, one might even say delicate, in how he dispensed information. The Dark Knight, more and more, seems like a real turning point in Nolan’s work. The pace became much more aggressive, and the patience he once possessed seem to fade like the polaroid picture in the opening shot of Memento. At least with The Dark Knight, he had a purpose – the momentum stood for Batman’s inability to keep up with or make sense of The Joker. Nolan used the very structure of his film to get at his protagonist’s psychology, a recurring motif throughout his best films. With Inception, the pace was merely bludgeoning, and now, with The Dark Knight Rises, it’s downright deadly.
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The Last Shot, by Daniel Bergamini

13 Jun

WARNING!  This article contains massive spoilers for the Ridley Scott film Prometheus!  Proceed with caution!

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The BP Top Ten of 2011

21 Feb

This list was compiled from the individual top ten lists of Daniel, Jack, Matt, Josh, Kyle, Scott, Jason, Tyler, and David

Honorable mentions:  ATTACK THE BLOCK, TUCKER & DALE vs. EVIL, KILL LIST, DRIVE, HUGO

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Thanks to the BP Bloggers!

26 Jan

We are very excited about the direction that the Battleship Pretension website has been going over the last year.  This is due in large part to the generous contributions of our bloggers, Kyle Anderson, Daniel Bergamini, Jack Fleischer, Josh Long, Scott Nye, and Matt Warren.

Oscar Thoughts, by Daniel Bergamini

24 Jan

This morning, film journalists, bloggers and fans dragged themselves out of bed to watch the 84th annual Academy Awards nominations. And like always, it ended with disappointment, shock and the occasional pleasant surprise. The Academy Awards is one of the few film award shows that still holds some importance and prestige in the industry. That’s what makes this year’s nominations all the more frustrating, and at times, bewildering.

In a year when Melissa McCarthy’s shitting in a sink gets an Oscar nod, maybe it is time for us to stop analyzing on the cinematic significance of Oscar nominations.

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Cheerleading, by Daniel Bergamini

20 Jan

Cheerleading a film has never been part of my film reviews or writing. I see it often as  a website or writer buying into the marketing of a massive film and doing the studio’s job for them. There are exceptions, of course, and times when it is appropriate. If the feeling of excitement is genuine, or the film is a small release in need of exposure, cheerleading is more than beneficial. With that, it may seem hypocritical of me to cheerlead a 300-million dollar epic, but in this case, Andrew Stanton’s John Carter seems to need all the help it can get.

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Daniel’s Top 10 of 2011

1 Jan

10. Attack The Block
In 2011, two films paid tribute to Steven Spielberg and his films from the 1980s. It was a huge surprise to myself, and I am sure many others, that the better of the two films was not JJ Abrams’ Super 8 but Joe Cornish’s debut Attack The Block. The cast, comprised mostly of young kids, did an excellent job and cemented the emotional heart of the film. Beyond that, however, was the fantastic tone and combination of action and comedy that is so rarely captured on film.

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Typical Brilliance, by Daniel Bergamini

26 Dec

As a kid, two pieces of pop culture I consumed frequently were Hergé’s Tintin comic books, in French of course, and Steven Spielberg’s films. It is a wish come true, to finally have a Tintin film on the big screen. But what is even more exciting is that Steven Spielberg has, not only captured everything I loved about the original comics, but also the magic of his own earlier work.

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