Discussion and info on people in film, ranging from directors to actors to cinematographers to writers.
- John Cope
- Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:40 pm
- Location: where the simulacrum is true
Yeah, it's probably mine as well. Which is why I kind of hesitated to recommend Beau Travail as it seems to me too aesthetically similar and if someone doesn't like L'Intrus then they probably won't like that much either. But I also don't like the apparently much loved 35 Shots of Rum so one should bear that in mind.
- Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:30 am
- Location: Philadelphia via Chicago
- Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:24 pm
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
Good BFI interview:
Cinema is also born as a fairground art, by people who were already on the margins in some way. Not the Lumière brothers, of course, they were industrialists. But they quickly came to film marginalised people, and most actors were people from the margins. So I think that it’s an obligation, for me. And gangsters aren’t the only kind of marginalised people. And cinema isn’t just about compassion, we don’t have to cry about the terrible misfortune of someone. We can also show to what extent marginalised people cope and pull through without necessarily calling for help.
- Joined: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:23 am
- Location: Canada
This is streaming now for free for one week at Le Cinéma Club. It is a rare Japanese subtitled VHS copy currently streaming, but here's an update: Le Cinéma Club team believes they've "located the negatives of the film, and is hoping to be help restore them."
- Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:52 am
It's an excellent and enjoyable short film, kind of like early Jim Jarmusch in many respects (indeed, it even features a John Lurie soundtrack, and Sara Driver has a cameo). Amazing the things that turn up – anyone know which anthology the film belonged to? Anyway, great to hear that the negatives have been located!
- Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:24 pm
- Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:37 am
Anyone any idea how the first outdoors NYC tracking shot was done roughly 2 minutes in? It starts quite high up and ends up almost at street level. Would guess they used some existing transport but unless there is a cable car or something I haven't heard of, can't figure out what it is...