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Calender

In this movie, the main character, the photographer is analyzing his past relationship with his ex-wife by reviewing video recordings he’s made on a trip with her through Armenia to take pictures of churches for a calender. He appears to … Continue reading

Posted in Film Response 05/02 | Comments Off on Calender

Sans Soleil

The one thing I recall most strongly about this film was the mention and visual use of television. The narrator at one point says “I’ve spent the day in front of my TV set—that memory box,” so memory or time … Continue reading

Posted in Film Response 04/04 | Comments Off on Sans Soleil

The Red and the White

In class, we discussed the idea of “Brechtian” film making, that is, the idea of letting go of the fourth wall mentality and engaging the audience and making them feel involved with the movie, rather than just sitting there as … Continue reading

Posted in Film Response 03/07 | Comments Off on The Red and the White

Dog Day Afternoon

This movie is heavily basted in turmoil and tension, though it doesn’t necessarily start out that way. The film begins with Sonny (Al Pachino) and his accomplices, Sal (John Cazale) and a third (whose name I am unable to ascertain, … Continue reading

Posted in Film Response 02/23 | 2 Comments