Waiter (2006) – Alex van Warmerdam
A new film by Alex van Warmerdam is something to look forward to, Warmerdam is the only Dutch language filmmaker whose work I follow closely.
Annet Malherbe in Abel
One of his earlier features, Abel (1986), is an underrated — criminally as epithet is wholly in its place here — film that deserves to be seen by a wider audience. Maybe a Hollywood remake?
Via Methods and Black Squares comes this lovely multimedia poem by Deleuze who states:
“Who introduced duration to the novel before cinema? It was Flaubert with Mme Bovary.”
Gilles Deleuze, photo credit unidentified
La durée c’est ce qui se décompose
La durée c’est une
défection . La durée c’est,
tomber en poussierrrrrrrrrrr.
C’est Flaubert. C’est Flaubert.
Si ça dure, ça se décompose.
Ce n’est pas du tout Bergsonien.
Muybridge’s Complete Human and Animal Locomotion
Dadanoias reports on a film by personal fave Gaspar Noé (Irréversible and I Stand Alone and most recently Destricted), starring Eva Herzigova; here are more clips from a site dedicated to the work and person of Noé. Dadanoias got the clip via a blog she follows, which is called The Stream Monkey; it has some very edgy posts, just have a look at this, called Sadness in the corporate world.
In case you are wondering who this Eva Herzigova girl is, here is her Google gallery. Eva has apparently acted in two films I am curious about: The Picture of Dorian Gray and Modigliani.
Again via Stream Monkey, Dark Side Hotel this series of very nice photographs, of which this one is the most erotic.
The War Game (1965) – Peter Watkins [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
“A terrifying, fabricated documentary records the horrors of a future atomic war in the most painstaking, sickening detail. Photographed in London, it shows the flash bums and firestorms, the impossibility of defence, the destruction of all life. Produced by the BBC, the film was promptly banned and became world-famous and rarely seen.” –Amos Vogel, 1974
Phinn has just published a post on this film with links to the film on Youtube. I like the category pseudo-documentary –also called mockumentaries or quasi-documentaries — to which also belong such diverse genres as white coaters and cinéma vérité. Girish recently did a post on them, but this category was not included in it.
The War Game Part 1 (of 5)
Part 2 (of 5)
Part 3 (of 5)
Part 4 (of 5)
Part 5 (of 5)