Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, 1974)
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Edvard Munch (1974) Directed and Edited by Peter Watkins with many dialog contributions from the cast.
This is probably one of the best:
movies about art
The way it deals with the torments of experience and the heavy baggage of memory is an apotheosis of the ideas that were 15-20 years in the making. For sheer accumulation and complexity with those formal cinematic ideas regarding montage and camera approach, it is difficult to surpass. The struggle the movie depicts in the face of life, both internal (self-doubt, self-loathing, desire, your work) and external (family, friends, colleagues, critics), is inspiring as it frequently reminds you of how degrading the life of a true artist is; that is, a person working in their own idiom, speaking their own language_however unpopular it may be. Obviously, Watkins’ approach to making the film mirrors that. In the recent wave of popularized faux-documentary techniques, nothing even comes close to the transcendence on display here. Highly recommended.
"Edvard Munch" - Peter Watkins (1974)
Tropical Malady. Apitchatpong Weerasethakul.
Bruce Baillie is finally having his retrospective of seven films at Ann Arbor Film Festival this year. Félicitations! I know that the Anthology Film Archives in New York has been working on the restoration of his films with the general support from George Lucas among others. Six out of the seven are old works while Quick Billy hasn’t been released until recently. All of these works have been screened towards the end of 2013 at REDCAT in LA, but it is always more exciting when a film festival presents a program dedicated to an old master of experimental cinema.
The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie
by John Cassavetes
Stalker (1979) - Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
A man writes because he is tormented, because he doubts. He needs to constantly prove to himself and the others that he’s worth something. And if I know for sure that I’m a genius? Why write then? What the hell for?