Mary Ellen Bute & Ted Nemeth – Tarantella (1940)

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This new medium of expression is the Absolute Film. Here the artist creates a world of color, form, movement and sound in which the elements are in a state of controllable flux, the two materials (visual and aural) being subject to any conceivable interrelation and modification. – Mary Ellen Bute Continue reading

Guy Maddin – Careful (1992)

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Guy Maddin’s dizzily delirious 1992 film, Careful, has been called a pro-repression fable, a masterpiece of deadpan comic timing, a period piece evoking a time and place that never existed, and a Ricola ad gone horribly, horribly wrong. Utterly unique and yet evocative of myriad influences, Careful is a truly bizarre concoction created from the plundered relics of cinematic history and the dark attics of dreams. Continue reading

Christopher Maclaine – Beat (1958)

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“Maclaine’s next film, Beat (1958), might be thought of as a continuation of The Man Who Invented Gold, since it often cuts back and forth between shots of golden lamps, lights in windows, and gold-colored objects, often situated in the direct center of the frame (in fact, golden lights show up prominently near the close of the fifth section of The End as well). Otherwise, Beat is something of a portrait of the bohemian characters of late-1950s San Francisco, made just as the scene was disintegrating into mass-marketed national media consciousness and North Beach became the tourist’s emblem of the Beat Generation. Once again, Maclaine’s editing technique positively sparkles. Continue reading

Bertrand Mandico – Boro in the Box (2011)

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Those who still think the biopic is a boring and routine genre have an unbeatable occasion to let Boro in the Box change their minds. The life of Polish filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk, director of films like Contes immoraux or La bête, always halfway between eroticism and fantasy, is imagined by Bertrand Mandico as an oneiric and surreal black and white journey, from Poland to Paris, where Borowczyk wanders around foggy landscapes coming across all kinds of incredible situations. An extremely evocative work, ideal both for fans of Borowczyk and lovers of sensitive, irrational cinema. Continue reading