Monthly Archives: March 2011

Film Response – Sans Soleil

Chris Marker’s essay film, Sans Soleil (or Sunless in English), is definately one of the more bizare films I have seen. The film shows scenes mostly in Japan and Africa, with constant narration read by a French woman. The style … Continue reading

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Birds in Sans Soleil: The Symbolic Emu

It goes without saying that emus are cool birds. They have the strongest legs of any bird, able to tear wire fences with them, they are close relatives to ostriches, and they are native to Australia. Why, however, are they … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (1983) – Film Response# 3

Sans Soleil (1983) is a film by Chris Marker. The film is about a diary of a fictional traveler, Sandor Krasna, being told by a female narrator. The film is formed by lots of short footages. They are either joined … Continue reading

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Sans Soliel: The Borefest

Wow! That’s about the only word that came to mind after watching this essay film by Chris Marker. I guess essay film is slang for “boredom” because this was by far one of the worst films I think I have … Continue reading

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De memoirs: Sans Soleil

Our memories are in fact the key to time travel. They link the past to present throught the minds of the people who remember them. How exactly are memories crystallized. The closest and fullest way they are brought into fruition … Continue reading

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The Forgettable Sans Soleil

This was one of the most weirdest films I have ever seen in my life. I really didn’t like this film at all because it really did bore me to death and made me almost fall a sleep. But it … Continue reading

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Blog Response #3: Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil (1983) is one heck of a weird film in general. The audience, who is being informed by a Japanese mode of articulation-Utanikki-the Japanese diary form (Casebier), can’t at any point distinguish whether they are watching something fictional or a documentary. One … Continue reading

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Attendance Matters

In class yesterday, I presented a number of different charts and graphs. But one chart that I didn’t get to finish in time for yesterday’s class was one based on performance based on attendance. It’s done now and there’s a … Continue reading

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See, Taking Your Time and Attendance Counts

Last week, in my History of Cinema III class, I gave a midterm exam. The exam was designed to have an equal number of questions from each week of class, and that the questions would weigh lecture material more than reading material. The exam contained thirty-six questions, six on each of our six class sessions, […] Continue reading

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Documentary Films We Didn’t Get to Watch

Since we didn’t have time to watch the two documentary films in class, the Internet has again come to the rescue. Here are links to the two films you can watch at your convenience. Prelude to War (Frank Capra) Rain … Continue reading

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Film Response for April 4: Sans Soleil

I’ll admit that having you craft a response to a complex, essay film such as Sans Soleil is a little cruel. However, the essay film is a complex genre and one that really flourishes in the last forty years of … Continue reading

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All The Presidents Men

“All The Presidents Men” is a 1976 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford. It is a film adaptation to the book that had the same title. The movie portrays all the events that occurred during the Watergate investigation and … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

The film The Red and the White directed by Miklos Jancso, was truly an emotional, and powerful look into the struggles and hardships of the Russian Revolution. Jancso wanted to show the problems and strife of human nature, not just … Continue reading

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Miklós Jancsó’s The Red and the White

Miklós Jancsó’s The Red and the White is a 1968 film that deals with the Russian Civil War. This film was well received in Hungary, as opposed to Russia who banned the film for many years. The film is set … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

The Red and the White(1967) was made by the Hungarian filmmaker Miklós Jancsó.  He was known for his strong political films that used a popular technique in Eastern European cinema called “double language”.  This was a way of passing the … Continue reading

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The Equal Power of Red and White

The Red and The White is a film made by Miklos Jansco and it’s about the Russian Civil War of the supporting communists “Reds” fighting the Tsarist “Whites” to take over Russia. While watching this film I really felt like … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

The Red and the White is a 1967 film directed by Miklos Jancso. The Hungarian title for this film is, Csillagosok, katonák which is translated to “Stars on their Caps.” A number of Jancsó film titles are quotes from songs.  … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

The “Red and the White” was a movie made by Hungarian filmmaker Miklos Jansco in 1967. The movie takes place during the Russian Revolution after the October revolution of 1917. The movie captures the battle between the Reds who were … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

Miklós Jancsó’s The Red and the White is a  true political statement about war.  The depiction of war was very clear it is chaotic, ugly, immoral, violent and there is no true right side. What was interesting was the lack … Continue reading

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Daisies

Daisies, by Vera Chytilová, was a rather peculiar film. It was one of the films to come out of the Eastern European New Waves. These New Wave films challenged conventional films of the time by pushing the limits on censorship … Continue reading

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The Red and White

Miklos Jancso’s 1967, The Red and White was a film true to Jancso’s political film making nature.  The Red and White depicted the Russian Revolution which took place between 1918 and 1919.  The film depicts the true irrationality and bloodiness … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

In this film the Miklós Jancsó is telling a story about the Russian Revolution during the film I have observed how he wanted the viewers to kind of connect to the Russian Revolution in the beginning may have been a bit … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

The Red and the White (1967) is a film directed by Miklós Jancsó which focuses on the Russian Revolution, otherwise known as the October Revolution.  The cinematic style used in this film is quite unlike those others of it’s time, … Continue reading

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Daisies

Daisies is a highly unusual film that gives true meaning to the term “art house”.  Released in 1966, it focuses on two girls, Marie I and Marie II, who ultimately decide they want to be spoiled after coming to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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The Red and the White

The Red and the White (1967) is a Hungarian film directed by Miklos Jancso. Jancso is known for his innovative camera work. His films are also strong in political ideas. The Red and the White took place when most Eastern … Continue reading

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