Replacement and variations. Technically I am interested in this idea of creating images by putting together similar elements and creating variations and movement with them. Sort of controlling or balancing the chaos.
I have a visceral reaction every time I see one of Haneke’s films, I physically react to them and honestly I can’t verbalize why they have such strong power on me. Last night I finally watched “The White Ribbon”, I had the DVD for months on my desk without daring to watch it. Again my… Read more »
I first saw this film during my first year at USC in Christine Panushka’s animation history class. I usually get excited to see animation by independent artists but experiencing this one projected from a film print was very moving and inspiring. I was fascinated by so many aspects of what seems to be a very… Read more »
When looking for references I always go back to this film. I wish it was better known but now that it is online I highly recommend watching this hidden masterpiece by the great Polish artist Jerzy Kucia.
Here is a wonderful scene from Clint Eastwood film “Gran Torino” that comically illustrates an interesting idea in which Thao is being thought how to talk and behave like a “man”. What interests me is how vulgarity can be both synonymous of great understanding for the other, honest friendship and at the same time violent… Read more »
REVISION: I first thought the the film was just the second video and even thought I found it nice technically, was not very impressed with it as a whole. But I found that I was missing the first 10 minutes and I have to change my mind completely about this film. I am very impressed… Read more »
I can watch this film many times and with every view I get fascinated by something new. Kafka’s story is by itself very mysterious and Koji Yamamura gracefully plays around an open piece of literature. He creates a world that contrasts between the peaceful, spiritual mood that one can find in traditional Japanese films… Read more »