Monthly Archives: April 2011

Save the date: Atom Egoyan’s ‘Calendar’

Atom Egoyan’s calendar is a very interesting movie in how it treats the subject of memory. In comparison to ‘Sans Soleil’, ‘Calendar’ follows an infinitely more rigid structure than the aforementioned. Although the character’s faux-dates going back and forth between … Continue reading

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Film Response #4: Loss and Memory themes in Calendar

In our last class before break, we watched the 1993 film, Calendar, by Canadian photographer Atom Egoyan. I actually liked this film although it was strange how Egoyan had almost after every flashback, a variety of scenes of his dates … Continue reading

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Calendar (1993)

Calendar (1993), a film by Atom Egoyan, is centered around several intricate themes. One of which is the ever intangible notion of memory and temporal space. The film’s unconventional approach of developing the main character, the photographer, through means of … Continue reading

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Film Response – Calendar

  In class last week, we watched Atom Egoyan’s 1993 film Calendar. In this intriguing film, the viewers witness a photographer’s journey through Armenia with his wife and a translator. What makes the film interesting, however, is that each time … Continue reading

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Calendar (1993) – Film Response# 4

Calendar (1993) is a film by Atom Egoyan. The film is about the process of a photographer shooting pictures in Armenia for the use in a calendar and his wife falls in love with the Armenian driver on that trip. … Continue reading

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Calendar (1993)

Calendar (Egoyan, 1993) was a film about “love” memory.  Meaning that the events that are being recalled have to deal with a past/present love.  In this movie, it seems like the photographer is recalling memories of his estranged wife while … Continue reading

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Film Response #4: The Calendar

Atom Egoyan’s film, Calendar (1993) makes fun of the documentary film genre and is filled with calendar films dates, videotapes and photographs. During the movie, atom (who cast himself as the main role) revisits memories he has of himself with … Continue reading

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Calendar By Atom Egoyan, an exploitation of imageries and memories

Calendar (1993) by Atom Egoyan, is an experimental film that deals with the concept of time, space and memory. The main plot is about a Canadian photographer who lost his wife’s love to an Armenian driver while he was in … Continue reading

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Calendar (1993) Film Response

Atom Egoyan’s post-colonial film Calendar, mocks the stylistic elements of an documentary film with it’s use of calendar dates, videotapes, and photographs. However, after the first twenty minutes of viewing these three devices are used to skeletally bridge a plot … Continue reading

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Fourth Film Reponse: Memories Lost, Found and Forgotten

Over the last several weeks, we’ve seen several films that have addressed the very challenging concept of time, memory, space, and displacement. The Mirror and Sans Soleil all use film form to produce essays on the intersection of time and … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil and rewriting memory

I didn’t find Sans Soleil to be confusing or boring, but rather thought provoking and visually striking. The film stirred memories of an episode of a radio show entitled “radiolab” in which they discussed memory. a particular line reminded me … Continue reading

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Sunless/ Sans Soleil

Documentary? Unlike anything I’ve ever seen, I sat through this notary documentary film by Chris Marker in confusion and intrigue. I understand why this falls into the “Essay Film” category. I found myself delving into the letters the narrator was … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil-visual essay on memory

Sans Soleil can be generalized as an almost two-hour visual essay on memory, poetry, and imagery, based around Chris Marker’s travels around the world, focusing mostly on Japan and Africa. Sans Soleil is a mishmash of images and sound, it … Continue reading

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Sunless

What can i say about a film like Sans Soleil? The movie is truly mesmerizing and attacks the mind with rapid transitions that leave you either in a state of deep thought or utter disorientation. It is somewhat difficult to … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

This is film is somewhat comparable to Daisies in that it is hard to sit through, and even harder to come to a conclusion of what it’s all about.  I can safely say that Sans Soleil is one of the … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Of all the movies I’ve watched both in film classes and outside of film classes, nothing comes close to Sans Soleil. It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to watch as I found it be incredibly disturbing in numerous … Continue reading

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Sans Soliel

Chris Marker’ Sans Soliel is a very interesting movie in its randomness that keeps the viewer thinking, after viewing the film, about the overall point or purpose of the film. Through reading Allan Casebier’s article “A Deconstructive Documentary” and seeing … Continue reading

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SANS SOLEIL?

The movie San Soliel, is a very complicated piece of work to comprehend. It gives you many shot frames of different parts of different cities. It first starts off in tokyo and heads to africa. but since it keeps switching … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil is a movie that is very hard to comprehend. It is composed of an array of short clips edited together over a narration which never seemed to stay on topic. It is portrayed as a documentary but doesn’t … Continue reading

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San Soleil May Shed Some Light

San Soleil (1983) Chris Marker In San Soleil, Chris Marker’s 1983 montage deconstructed documentary (staged documentary), a female narrator reads letters received from a world traveler. His introspcetive writings draws an elicit picture of his internal thoughts on a variety of subjects that … Continue reading

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film response to sun soleil

This film I consider one of the most unusual film. Certainly not the worst as I later found out  but difficult to comprehend as its technical uses for the film makes certain motifs difficult to understand. Although, Sun Soliel is … Continue reading

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Sans Soliel (1983)

In this film it told one story but the locations  between Africa and Japan. The film was very interesting since it was based on culture and individuals going about their every day lives but as the film went on in … Continue reading

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Week 3: Sans Soleil

In 1983, the movie Sans Soleil was released by Argos Films.  The movie is edited, directed, and written by Chris Marker of France.    The movie is a documentary based on the women’s thoughts of travelling around the world.  The … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil, directed by Chris Marker is a film that is a composition of thoughts, images and scenes from Japan and Guinea-Bissau. While watching this film it was hard for me to be interested. Nothing kept me entertained. There were … Continue reading

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Sans Soleil (1983)

Throughout this semester we have been watching films that are vague in their meanings (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie by Luis Buñuel, 1972) but none have been as difficult to interpret as Sans Soleil. This film is a collection … Continue reading

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