Category Archives: Assignment

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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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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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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Response to Sans Soleil

The film that I will be responding to this week is Sans Soleil.  This film is an essay film that was made in 1983 by French filmmaker Chris Marker.  This movie has no main character or main plot.  In this … 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

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 is a film directed my Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó in 1960s (realeased in 1967), about the Russian Civil War. In the film, Jancsó shares wide panning shots of the environment, while keeping consistent with a moving … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is based upon a true story of John Wojtowicz. The movie takes place in Brooklyn, NY and is just a span of a couple of hours. Two men, Sonny (Al Pacino) and his partner in the crime, … Continue reading

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12 New Hollywood Films

Write about one of these twelve New Hollywood films for your first blog assignment, due on February 23. M*A*S*H (Robert Altman, 1970) Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorcese, 1974) Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1975) Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van … Continue reading

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