Tag Archives: Tales of a blown mind

Pablo Marìn, August 11, 2014

After a few hours of bombarding myself in the big city with big-screen big-finance digital entertainments – a surprisingly, and even somewhat embarrassingly, for how I thought I self-identified aesthetically, tolerable experience – I shot myself between the termini of … Continue reading

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Drowning Your Problems in Film

30 Oct 2013: Diabolique (DVD, 1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot) An unsung masterwork of horror and dread, this film, like Wages of Fear and Le Corbeau, demonstrates Clouzot’s expertise at generating a claustrophobic and atmospheric environment of suspicion and recrimination. It seems … Continue reading

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Rock(,) and Roll Film

8 Oct 2013: Monterey Pop (DVD, 1968, D. A. Pennebaker) Short and sweet, this early rock concert film features little of the wild camera pans and zooms of later works and not much in the way of frenetic editing either: … Continue reading

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5,000 Brides for a Single Brother

30 Sep 2013: Seven Chances (DVD, 1925, Buster Keaton) The most rawly invigorating movie I’ve seen in a while, at least as far as constant breathless energy is concerned. I both guffawed and melted into tears while seeing Chaplin’s The … Continue reading

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Talkers

17 Sep 2013: Stalker (DVD, 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky) Though words like “ponderous” and “glacial” are seldom used to describe positive aspects of artwork, one has to note that glaciers are often mesmerizing and gorgeous and that a certain type of … Continue reading

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Sex Expositive

11 Sep 2013: Sweet Movie (DVD, 1974, Dušan Makavejev) Like The Model Couple (above) and other similarly spirited films from the 70s this film has a good-humored lightness and a liberation from the smooth forms and stylistics of typical dramas … Continue reading

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The Dream-Flood of a Filmmaker

9 Sep 2013: The Blood of a Poet (DVD, 1930, Jean Cocteau) Probably the most symbolic and elusive in its meaning of the Orpheus Trilogy of films, this film asserts the most strongly the uniqueness of Cocteau’s mystical cinematic poetry … Continue reading

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