“The gift list under 20 balls”, “The gift list for your field hockey fan brother-in-law”? This year, the editorial staff of Konbini decided to choose the gifts they would like to receive instead. Because we’re all a little different and above all, because we haven’t managed to come to an agreement.” The end of a film journalist’s year inevitably coincides with the arrival of end-of-year tops, balance sheets of all kinds and the arrival of films at the Oscars. It is also the time when large books and beautiful boxes of all kinds arrive to accompany the holidays. So to see more clearly, here is the selection of the coolest things I could receive under the tree this year. the objectAlso see on KonbiniAll Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts in 4K: Yes, being a movie buff and loving Harry Potter does not make 15, and the arrival of 4K should also allow you to immerse yourself in your childhood pleasures in the best qualities. Who knows, maybe he’ll also like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…The Godfather trilogy in 4K: “The Godfather is the greatest film in history“. Does this cinephile cousin get you drunk? Give him a 4K version of his favorite trilogy. You will have 10 hours of respite. And you can borrow it to see if that’s the case — and you’ll see that it is, but that’s another discussion. horror, like Conjuring 3 or the last Scream”. It may be that your little cousin is immersing herself a little in the history of horror cinema. Frankly, a little Sam Raimi or Joe Dante in 4K never hurt anyone. Especially for these two titles. If you want to make a more pointed gift, and you want to be sure that your aunt who likes weird stuff doesn’t already have your gift in her library, Potemkin has just published at the beginning of November ( therefore really recent) a box containing Eraserhead – which was rare on Blu-ray until then – as well as all of his short films and a documentary on the artist. You are sure of your shot by offering this one, we guarantee it. Pasolini 100 years box! in 9 films: The first film that comes to mind when you are told the name of Pier Paolo Pasolini is undoubtedly Salo or the 120 days of Sodom. Or his trilogy of life. Although some are cult, we know less about his first films, the 9 he made in the 1960s, from Accatone to his trilogy on the myth (The Gospel according to Saint Matthew, Oedipus King and Medea), passing by Mamma Roma or the lesser known Piggery. Carlotta reissues, for the first time on Blu-ray, these nine films in a sublime box containing its package of supplements. Perfect for your little brother in film studies who is becoming an Italian culture, or for your big cousin who is a cinephile at heart. ) with new 4K restored versions of the great master of Italian horror, with a book, a documentary, many bonus interviews: the must-have for just about any film lover. Gaspar Noé in 4 Blu-rays: We have everyone is a Gaspar Noé fan in our family. In this specific case, only one possible gift: this box, which contains Vortex (released recently) but above all Enter the Void – a particularly rare commodity on Blu-ray. Because even if you see bad trips, you might as well see them in good quality. Beautiful books, to sit in your living room Conversations with Dean Tavoularis, by Jordan Mintzer: Overall, books from Synecdoche are always perfect Christmas gifts. Magnificent, grand, rich, and monstrously interesting. Their novelty, around the artistic director – head designer, shall we say – of Coppola (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, Conversation Secrète, Coup de Coeur) but also other cult films (Bonnie & Clyde, Little Big Man), not to mention his past with Disney, is a compendium of life and spectacular anecdotes. But we have here one of the most beautiful works of the medium. By partnering with Marabout, the best feathers of the newspaper return to the figure of Alain Delon, interview, decryption, and photo to the key – it goes from anecdotes, like his love for dogs, to his relationship with Melville. All in a large 250-page book, as sublime as it is fascinating. Original soundtracks, an illustrated history of music in cinema, by Thierry Jousse From the emergence of Hollywood sound, in the 1930s therefore, to today, the France Musique journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinéma Thierry Jousse returns in a very beautiful (and quite big) book on the history of soundtracks. And not only Morricone or Hermann classics, but also an Alexandre Desplat or even the figure of the Tarantino jukebox film. Complete, it will make as great a gift for your cinema-loving cousin as for your music-loving uncle. Two in one. The work of David Fincher – Scruter la noirceur, by Stéphane Bouley: Strangely, although his filmography is cult in many respects, there are not so many books on the figure of David Fincher — apart from two three analyzing his work on a very particular prism, be it fear or other. Bouley’s work is therefore important, emphasizing the life and secrets of the making of films as much as a serious and complete analysis of the filmmaker’s films. 500 pages to put in the hands of anyone who likes Fincher’s cinema at least, namely three quarters of moviegoers. In Wonderland, treasures of Japanese animation, by Nathalie Bittinger: More and more books are looking to surf on the success of manga and anime among young people. And as interesting as it may be, not all are created equal. And not all of them treat the subject with as much intelligence as that of Bittinger, which in addition to being a beautiful object, does not speak only of Ghibli, Akira or Satoshi Kon. A hundred nuggets, some of which you have certainly never heard of, analyzed and compared. A must for anyone who loves animation, Japanese cinema, or cinema in general — we could also have mentioned Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham’s Anime: the guide to the best Japanese cartoons, which although less complete, cites equally little-known titles and completes the selection well.Philippe R. Doumic, the eye of cinema:If Capricci always seduces us with these small formats, ranging from a summary of anecdotes about Takeshi Kitano to a republished and completed analysis of the Coen brothers, it is on this large book of photos that we say that the publisher has the ultimate Christmas present. Because by celebrating Doumic, it’s all the cinema that is exhibited at home. You who necessarily knew the cliché of Godard looking closely at a reel, or of Deneuve hiding behind flowers, you know that there is necessarily someone at home who gives himself up in his place. That’s for sure. Beautiful posters, because it’s important A poster of Dark Water, by Hideo Nakata: The Jokers re-released three cult Japanese horror films from the 90s/2000s this year, with Takashi’s Audition Miike, or The Ring and Dark Water by Hideo Nakata. As often, this goes hand in hand with a limited edition poster on thick paper, with a unique design. A very nice gift indeed. We chose Dark Water, but because we had to choose, huh. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, by Jacques Demy: Everyone should have a Jacques Demy poster in their living room. A rule that we already apply to ourselves, and this poster of the Umbrellas of Cherbourg (the favorite of the author of these words) seems essential to us. Hello, by Yasujirō Ozu: Whether you have seen it or not this film by cult filmmaker Ozu, the poster is in any case absolutely sublime — thanks to illustrator Tony Stella. At best, the person already knows the film (and necessarily loves it, therefore). At worst, she does not know the film, and faced with the beauty of the poster, will have only one desire: to discover it. Perfect. Vinyls too, because he’s a hipster esthete Ghibli Jazz Vol.1, by All That Jazz: Who doesn’t like Joe Hisaishi’s soundtracks from Miyazaki? Who doesn’t like jazz? What if we tell you that the studio has commissioned an album of Ghibli music from the All That Jazz trio? Pretty sure you’d rather keep it for yourself than give it to your sister, but that’s the Christmas game, what do you want… David Lynch’s Lost Highway: David Lynch’s cult film comes out in room, then soon in physics. If there is a different soundtrack, more rooted in the era of the film than the rest of his filmography (still with themes by the late Angelo Badalamenti, but also David Bowie, Ramstein, Nine Inch Nails). In addition to being a very beautiful object. Games, you never know A set of Lego Avatar in the air: Every big child loves Lego. With the release of the new Avatar, the Na’vi madness will resume even more. This set is therefore essential. For children and adults. For everyone in fact. Especially for the author of these words. A Monopoly Disneyland: Forget the rue de la Paix and the classicism of the original version. As much as all Monopoly derivatives are not equal, this Disneyland Paris version is a big yes. Not just for its central castle, or its chance cards, but because buying Space Mountain or Star Tour is worth every game on Earth. For young and old. A board game is always a big yes. With ET, figurines and cards related to one of the best movies in history, and more. Especially since usually, this kind of game is only rarely interesting, but we were surprised to be caught up in it and want to do it again. Validated therefore.Puzzle Wes Anderson by Alexandre Clérisse: When he is not drawing some of the best comics of the moment, Alexandre Clérisse has fun sketching the worlds of filmmakers. The latest is, again, Wes Anderson, but he also does a puzzle version with Heye. 1,000 pieces encompassing the filmmaker’s entire filmography is a big yes, and a great gift idea.
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