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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2310 on: January 02, 2017, 01:21:25 PM »
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relaying other people's finds



B - Ghost World
C - Mysterious Object at Noon
D - The Marseilles Trilogy
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+ Buena Vista Social Club seems certain, Tree of Life is a prime suspect, and i forget something else i was going to say, nevermind i remember it's that the waving T is Farewell to Arms but that's silly maybe
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2311 on: February 15, 2017, 05:56:31 PM »
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2312 on: February 16, 2017, 02:51:48 PM »
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My short WORLD WIDE WOVEN BODIES is now online:

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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2313 on: July 12, 2017, 04:56:51 PM »
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personal introspection is a neglected genre within movies. more people have written books about being themselves than made movies about being themselves. in fact within books there’s a fiction and a biography section, while within movies there’s fiction and documentary.

Sans soileil demonstrated the potential beauty of moving words across still images, and i would say that Heart of a Dog has a more geometric visual narrative. not as geometric as the hand-drawn world of Don Hertzfeldt, but more geometric, and more patient, than Caouette’s Tarnation--and totally different from Ross McElwee.

i adored the whole movie because it was a person telling me about herself. i don't think i could make this same movie. i would certainly have to work and feel very hard to make a movie this good. how funny is that within my example list of biographical essay movies there isn't a female? it's clearly because i need to get around to watching more Agnès Varda. but i did wonder before i went in: how much different will this movie feel to me from the others i know, when the voice here is female? i laughed at myself while wondering if in my youth i ever thought the voice of reality would be a male. what a fucking idiot i might have been. by the end the movie was as good as any good movie--all that matters is the person's spirit. that's all that matters, in terms of art and emotions. and it was beneficial for me to be reminded. to again mention books, the closest literary counterpart to this movie is creative nonfiction, a contemporary subgenre being utterly dominated by amazing women. in my dreams the same would happen within cinema.

do you know how much i smiled when Lolabelle made her own clogs? because i'm mentioning now that i smiled so much then. and goddamnit if the musical endeavors of Lolabelle didn't touch me. the normal music. the experimental music. the live concert. the xmas record which was deemed "pretty good." i wasn't familiar with dogs having this capability and i adored hearing about it.

but the movie begins with Laurie Anderson describing the portrait of herself she's creating, and Lolabelle dies with 30min of the movie left. two human deaths are mentioned, and the final note rings not of death but of life, and certainly of complex human emotions which are part of life.

Heart of a Dog is surely about the big picture called being alive. and when Anderson spontaneously sings a dedication toward Lolabelle, amid a montage of her massive Lolabelle paintings, i felt deeply touched by the parts of herself Anderson was sharing with me. and i felt excited. she was always ready to excite and surprise me, this i adore, including the very first story she tells me in the movie, and i really liked her description of modern terror, etc. it isn't challenging to me that this movie appreciates a dog so much. it's usually a romantic partner, or a family member. but we each find our own way and this i know, it's not a thing that bothers me.

is there human electricity within the movie? so much. i mean okay Criterion put it out ffs, i never caught the HBO run, i don't have HBO

i'm not sure if i'll buy Cameraperson but i'm still thinking i might
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2314 on: July 17, 2017, 08:31:41 PM »
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2315 on: August 01, 2017, 03:20:05 AM »
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2316 on: August 06, 2017, 11:54:58 AM »
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can't remember how i started scrolling the criterion laserdisc list, but i did. here are some reactions



swear to god i've never before thought of seeing Silverado. and i still ain't thinking about it, but now i know criterion released it in the past.



never heard of Claude Goretta in the first place



as far as i can tell, i am major missing out on this

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Film took seven years to complete, using a single camera, and was edited entirely by hand.





these are both complete mysteries to me and i'm fully unaware of their hidden treasures, shit



oh fuck, hell yeah. except damn, i sure wish they'd rerelease this one. James Whale for me goes Waterloo Bridge to Frankenstein to The Old Dark House to The Invisible Man to Bride of Frankenstein, and then nothing. so i need to get me on the Show Boat, mhm
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Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Reply #2317 on: August 06, 2017, 03:51:25 PM »
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100% of these pictures are from this tumblr



some of the early choices are shocking, graphic design and otherwise



still basically awesome always



somehow adorable, humble



and sometimes the covers are bangers so that's cool



this is bomb



this is smile



this is close enough to hell yeah



and this one i found on pinterest so i lied in the beginning
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