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dr, there's also a 2-hr doc on Tati's career (made by his daughter) on the recent Criterion DVD of Trafic, which has some footage of the Playtime shoot and succinct history.

(didn't go last night, hemorrhaging $ this week)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 14:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

i saw a documentary - i remember it as being specifically about playtime, but it may well have been an extract of a general bio. there was footage of them disassembling the set after shooting finished, walls falling buster keaton style. i'd thought there was a book too, i forget.

schlump, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have a combo Waters/Kuchars book I bought at A Different Light in SF!

I had this book, too. I bought it at the Compendium going out of business sale.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

If you can tolerate pitch-black (as in rape and murder-flavored) comedies about pre-glasnost Russia, I highly recommend Cargo 200 at Cinema Village. (it goes to a late-night only sched after tonight)

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 January 2009 15:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm excited for Made in America at FF. Morbs, you were right about the crowd for Bigger Than Life. I actually
preferred the New Yorker article, which portrayed cortisone-induced mania, rather than Mason's peculiar brand of
insanity.

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

FF draws such a contemptibly smug demog to the revivals.

I like Masonmania. "You didn't want to go on living?"

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like that Mason got worked up in this one, even if it was just a side effect of the cortisone. Usually I find him a little bland, in a Herbert Marshall style.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Although I guess he was tough in North By Northwest.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

They went w/ the stuntmen a really long time at the climax, plenty of time to see it's not Mason and Matthau.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Busby Berkeley / Carmen Miranda tomw night @Reade (new color print):

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/doc09/thegang_sallhere.html

Dr Morbius, Friday, 9 January 2009 15:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

+ Eugene Pallette And Edward Everett Horton!

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 January 2009 15:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

geez, I get outta work early today -- anyone for Made in USA at 4:40?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 January 2009 15:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

You still thinking about doing this?

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 January 2009 18:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

YES

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 January 2009 18:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

are you a FF member? Go in on my double discount card.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 January 2009 18:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, but I re-upped this year so I got my own. Not quite sure I can make it though.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 January 2009 18:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I went at 8:20; so crowded.

Virginia Plain, Saturday, 17 January 2009 05:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

think i'm gonna catch some of these finnish melodramas at AFA today, one of which apparently has a "stella dallas" thing going on so i expect i'll be happy

(SD itself is screening at walter reade on feb. 13 for the lonely hearts club. i wonder if that'll be more crushing than seeing umbrellas of cherbourg on v-day at film forum like i did several yrs ago)

armatrader joan's (donna rouge), Saturday, 17 January 2009 20:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

havent gone to MiUSA yet... i saw that Finnish SD! good.

thats the silent Stella Dallas!

Dr Morbius, Saturday, 17 January 2009 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Jeanne Dielman at FF for a week starting tom'w

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 22 January 2009 18:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

isn't akerman having a retro somewhere? maybe not even in ny. but it sounds interesting; i've always wanted to see toute une nuit.

schlump, Thursday, 22 January 2009 18:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

i might try to catch jeanna this weekend. the anthology are playing ordet, but without subtitles, which is frustrating because seeing one of the tuovo pictures showing just made me want to see ordet on a screen.

schlump, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

They are speaking Danish it's true, but they are speaking it VERY SLOWLY so maybe you will have a chance of understanding it.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

i kinda thought about going because i have a hazy memory of what happens and it isn't like it's dialogue driven. i'd go to watch the camera move alone. but maybe next time.

schlump, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

schlump, BAM is having a Dreyer retro soon -- March? wait til then.

JANE in person @ IFC:

FTA (1972, Francine Parker), the Vietnam War-era documentary, will be shown in a rare archival screening with former FTA cast member Jane Fonda in person, Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm. Following the screening, Jane Fonda will talk about the film and her work in the controversial antiwar touring show in a discussion moderated by David Zeiger, director of the recent documentary Sir, No Sir! A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Iraq Veterans against the War, a nonprofit advocacy organization for ending the war and for providing support to returning service members.

“The show the Pentagon couldn’t stop,” the FTA (which stood for Free Theater Associates, and also Free - or another F-word - The Army) revue brought antiwar entertainment to military personnel at the height of Vietnam. Performers like Ms. Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Holly Near toured towns near military bases around the US and overseas, lending their support to troops who opposed the war. The film documents the troupe’s performances at US military bases on the Pacific Rim - Hawaii, Okinawa, the Philippines - as they attempt to encourage opposition to the war among the rank-and-file of US forces.

Tickets to this special event are $12 for IFC Center members, $15 for non-members.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

xpost:
Here are a few key Danish words and phrases to help you

mor = mother
far = father
farvel min pige = goodbye my girl
en kop kaffe = a cup of coffee
jeg vil gerne ha en kop kaffe - I would like (would gladly have) a cup of coffee

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

"BAM will also host retrospectives honoring Paul Newman (March 20-29), Danish auteur Carl Theodor Dreyer (March 13-31) and Japanese helmer Nagisa Oshima (April 1-14)."

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

those keywords neatly summarise the plot of ordet. i think a lot of the crazy guy's muttering goes unsubtitled anyway.

thanks for the bam info; the garrone season looks interesting too. oshima and dreyer retros should be great.

only related by virtue of being an italian film, there should be the new sorrentino that was playing at the festivals soon, right?

schlump, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think those keywords account for about half the dialogue.

jeg vil gerne ha en kop kaffe - I would like (would gladly have) a cup of coffee
Forget some letters, it should be
jeg vil gerne have en kop kaffe

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sirk wins in every showdown I've seen (ya, every = both).

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 19:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha at Eric's new screenname.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 20:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

i plan on hitting up sirk/stahl double feature tonight (when tomorrow comes/interlude)

charles bronson reilly (donna rouge), Wednesday, 28 January 2009 17:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I can do both -- of course, the Sirk isnt til 9.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 17:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dave Kehr on Interlude: "For once Douglas Sirk seems totally defeated by the material, though he does manage some characteristically intense work near the end."

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 17:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

dave kehr OTM, it was a bit flat. the stahl was fantastic tho

charles bronson reilly (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 January 2009 04:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

of course, I thought it was tonight. can't read. :(

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Too much looking at intranets makes you go blind.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh, WTC shows again Sat @ 4:30.

Reade has Oscar Micheaux / prewar black cinema series upcoming. I think I've only seen OM's fallen-preacher silent Body and Soul w/ Robeson, but some of his sound films are supposed to be unearthly strange.

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/micheaux/program.html

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

and then Film Comment Selects, w/ Guy Debord retro:

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/fcs09/program.html

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 January 2009 14:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Frontier of Dawn & the guy who did duck season should be interesting.
i might catch just the stahl picture at the anthology on sunday.

schlump, Friday, 30 January 2009 14:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've only seen the preceding P Garrel film (Regular Lovers) and found it mostly stultifying despite dashing Louis' presence.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 January 2009 15:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

can't think of anywhere else to discuss this - has anyone made it to the class yet?

schlump, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

nope. I will, but my hopes aren't particularly high.

Thanks for the JM Stahl recommend, donna rouge!

Tom'w night I'm gonna try to do a Reade double of David Holzman's Diary and Scgrader's Blue Collar.

Jane Fonda only did Q&A for about 20 mins last night, a little white doggie in her lap the whole time. FTA is woth a look if you're into the period, but it's not of Winter Soldier caliber.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

(FTA on DVD later this month)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

the class is good. kinda reminded me of claire denis, it's bold enough to really discuss and present ambiguously, for the most part.

i got to stahl's magnificent obsession in the end and loved it.

& i have given up on paul schrader films entirely - is that the one he made last year?

schlump, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

glad you liked! the church sequence has stuck with me ever since i watched it

charles bronson reilly (donna rouge), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

maybe it's even better than Love Affair (which I didn't realize was same year for Boyer-Dunne).

haha, no schlump, it's a '78 labor unrest film w/ maybe Richard Pryor's best acting role. Schrader says Pryor hit both Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto on the set.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 19:23 (5 years ago) Permalink


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