Revue de Presse / Press Review (2010/09/06)

Personal update: Not much happened in the last week. The health is a little better, document.write(“”); but I am still quite tired. Still too busy to put online my list of items to sell at my “Virtual Yard sale” [Be patient, it’s coming]. Last Wednesday Apple announced a bunch of new products, but none of them seem really interesting to me (save maybe the iOS 4.2 update for iPad that I am eagerly awaiting [it’s announced for November]; neither the new AppleTV or the 4th gen iPod Touch would be useful to me). I’ve also been screening Japanese movies at the Montreal World Film Festival; expect several “reviews” and press conferences video soon. In the meantime, here’s a few news that got my attention:
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Anime & Manga related, Japan, Popular Culture

Apple & iPad news


Books, Digital Edition & Library

Economy, Environment & International Politics/News

Film Festival

Health, home & garden

Media, Culture & Society

Montreal & Local/National Politics/News

Sciences & History

Technology, Gadgets & Internet

See also the “Suggested Links (Shared Items)” in the column on the right side

[Updated 9/07 with extra news; 9/08 with Apple Keynote links]

Clip: Losique sur le cinema japonais

À la conférence de presse dévoilant la programmation 2010 du Festival des Films du Monde tenue le 10 août dernier, document.write(“”); le président du festival, Serge Logique, a fait quelques commentaires sur le cinéma Japonais. Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’il exprime ainsi une attention particulière au cinéma Japonais (quoiqu’il y a quelques années, c’était dans le cadre d’un “Focus sur le cinéma Japonais”) ce qui démontre qu’il l’apprécie et s’y intéresse beaucoup.
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Il déplore que le cinéma Japonais ne soit malheureusement pas très présent ni bien connu en Amérique du Nord et que c’est la tâche des journalistes de le faire découvrir et apprécier du grand public. Il rappelle que le Japon nous a donner de nombreux grands réalisateurs et que, après quelques décennies de vaches maigres, le cinéma Japonais est revenu en grande force. Il explique que le cinéma Japonais a toujours été très présent au Festival des Films du Monde parce que les producteurs Japonais le considère comme un tremplin vers le marché international.

Vous pouvez visionner la conférence de presse présentant la programmation 2010 du FFM dans sa quasi-totalité sur Vimeo.

Losique sur le cinema Japonais from clodjee; on Vimeo.
At the press conference unveiling the Montreal World Film Festival 2010 programming, which was held on August 10th, Serge Losique, the director of the festival, made some comments on the Japanese cinema. It is not the first time that he express such a particular interest for this cinema (although a few years ago he did it while the festival was presenting a special “focus” on the Japanese cinema) which seems to demonstrate that he is quite fond of it.

He laments that Japanese cinema is unfortunately not very present nor known in North America, and that it is up to the journalists to introduce it to movie goers and make them appreciate it. He recalls that Japan gave us many great directors and that, following several decades of lean times, Japanese cinema is coming back with great strengths. He points out that it has always had an important place at the Montreal World Film Festival because Japanese producers see the festival as a stepping stone toward the international market.

You can watch the MWFF 2010 programming press conference in almost its entirety on Vimeo.