screened Monday February 26 2007 at the Walter Reade Theater, New York NY IMDb excerpts from my notebook
theme: perception, knowledge
II. Iacchus = Bacchus?
"To teach them the blessed life to give their dying blood meaning" Does a great film have to be self-evidently great?
resentful of this kind of film So much to do
What I need to do tonight
Must get Bamako stills to Keith
Pat Graham's TSPDT blog entry - respond?
Sikh Coalition video - talk to Amar III. Death
What's with the camera movements all of a sudden? Did someone wake the DP?
word as God
"Fascinatingly boring" - Dave Kehr on Duras' India Song
***"All we know is to look,
to look and to know" ***
Natural immersion of figures in a landscape - word and human presence against nature or in harmony with it?
the most boring gods ever committed to film
The cinema of Straub-Huillet is a cinema that is subservient to other arts...
yet resolutely and reverently in service of its material
no one else seems to question more the act of making a cinematic adaptation of an existing work of art.
You can never feel like you fully appreciate their films without being familiar with the source material
The result is a cinema that is as unique as it is incomplete
is that really acceptable to me?
GREAT FINAL SHOT: power lines that divide heaven and earth.
Huillet went out as well as Altman did.