parajanov - opinions?

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Been listening to bits and its good - I like that its 'inspired' in the best sense, as in you wouldn't know it was so unless Aram told you and yet when you listen you can see.

Seeing this excerpt and reading the post above it was nothing short of one of the most moving film experiences ever. I came out of that theatre unable to watch a film for weeks is similar for me, watched it at 10am in a screening somewhere and the world just changes when you get out of the darkness - for the better! But its also never the same, it awakens things in you - things you can't understand. I have never re-watched it bcz, well, I couldn't stomach seeing this on DVD, and obviously there aren't many screenings. Wonder what it will be like.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 7 December 2015 23:56 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPG0vNAv9bA
This bit really blew me away. I have only seen Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors so far but am looking forward to seeing this one now.

xelab, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:33 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is amazingly great, and the Hutsul traditional music of the soundtrack adds so much to the film

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:55 (two years ago) link

I liked the use of color, black & white, and red tinted film to signify mood. All of the dance sequences, the bagpipes and traditional music vocal tracks, the exotic sounding horns and recorders, the religious images and images of lambs and goats were phenomenal.

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 02:50 (two years ago) link

The hyperactive camera was over the top but in a pleasing way, and the story of lost love was moving

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 02:57 (two years ago) link

I was struck by how everyone went around carrying and using axes

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 02:58 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

https://asia.si.edu/events-overview/films/

The Color of Pomegranates is at the National Museum of Asian Art (the Smithsonian is in the process of unpersoning Freer and Sackler) this Saturday. Is anyone else interested in going? Can anyone here convince me to overcome my exhaustion and go?

Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:56 (one year ago) link

i mean, parajanov on the big screen sounds fucking awesome!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 20:13 (one year ago) link

I first saw The Colour of Pomegranates on a dbl bill with Tarkovsky's Stalker at The Scala in Kings Cross - those were the days!

Because the filmography is so small, I think he's one of those people who never made a 'bad' film - it's all of interest.

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:07 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

https://youtu.be/58hoktsqk_Q

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 19 September 2020 13:01 (seven months ago) link

yeah just a few subtle allusions

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 19 September 2020 14:07 (seven months ago) link


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