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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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Sans Soleil (1983) Film Response

Chris Marker’s  San Soleil is an atypical 1983 essay film. The film is told by an invisible character named Mr. Krasner and is voiced-over and narrated by a mysterious woman whom displays memorable footage from Japan and Africa to accompany … Continue reading

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The Red and The White (1967) Film Response

The Red and The White is a 1960’s film by Miklos Jancso that centers on the Russian Civil War. Considering this is one of Jancso’s works the word “centered” would be an understatement and an obsolete adjective whence describing the … Continue reading

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Five Easy Pieces (1970) New Hollywood Film Response

Bob Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces (1970) can be quickly summarized as an intensive character study film that gave Jack Nicholson’s debut entrance into New Hollywood. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. … Continue reading

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