Friday, January 31, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein's greatest work, "Battleship Potemkin" brought Eisenstein's theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising. (Black and White. Silent. 1:13:01). . .
Director Sergei Paradjanov made a practice of making highly-stylized idiosyncratic films based on the folklore of regions in the former Soviet Union. In 1969, he made this film, based in part on the life of the 18th-century Armenian poet-monk, Sayat Nova. Seriously out of favor with Soviet authorities (he was imprisoned in 1974 for his homosexuality, among other things), this film was not seen in the international arena until 1977. Then, "The Color of Pomegranates" was widely acclaimed for its poetic and non-narrative blending of historical and biographical Armenian imagery. Cast: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Aleksanyan, Vilen Galstyan, Giorgi Gegechkori Narrated by: Armen Dzhigarkhanyan (Color. Sound. 1:12:49)
Monday, January 13, 2014
Lifelines in the 20th century: A profile from 1990 on Kurt B. Delbanco, who was born 1909 in Hamburg (Germany) and died on November 16th, 2007 in NYC. After his emigration from Nazi Germany to the USA (via England) he worked in New York City as an art dealer, painter and sculptor. He was inspired by Goethe's color theory, Bauhaus abstraction and the idea of "decoration". His portraits have been collected by, among others, the U.S. National Portrait Gallery and the Museum of the City of New York.. . .
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
This is undoubtedly the most provocative piece of film I have ever seen. I recommend it to anyone wanting to make films. . . .
Sunday, January 5, 2014
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