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Okay, sure they will be the same films, but looking at these posters for Hollywood films of 20 & 30 years ago, all redone by Polish artists for then Soviet-controlled Poland, makes me want to see all of them! They look so much better this way.
If I had to pick one thing and one thing only that truly moved, inspired me, expanded my mind, and moved my feet, I would hand that golden stature to the greatest soul superstar you never heard of: Mingering Mike.
You have to love the music in the MASCULINE FEMININE trailer:
Over at BOWL OF NOSES there is a post of Charlie Chaplin’s Eating Machine from Modern Times. With it’s robotic Rube Goldbergian complication, it delights me in it’s misguided quest for efficiency.
Why do Americans think animation is for kids? Most of my favorite films last year were animations. Animation works on so many levels and can truly tap into our subconscious. The freedom of form is exhilarating.
postscript: I saw the film. Charles Burns section is worth twice the price of admission!Tweet
Chris Marker’s LA JETEE haunts many filmmakers’ work. When I went to NYU, it was required viewing and I think you can see it’s influence in many grads’ work. Its marriage of form and content has rarely been equaled. His film SANS SOLEIL has also forever provoked me to deliver a true Essay Film — and I will one day. Both are Required Viewing.