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FILM NURI BILGE CEYLAN Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [2011]

FILM NURI BILGE CEYLAN Anatolia [opening]

Glowing wonder of an Anatolian epiphany

Nigel Andrews, FT, 15 March 2012

Came across this review looking for another film, In Darkness, by Agnieszka Holland which I saw on t.v. last week. There are 2 posts in COTA on Anatolia already, listing reviews.

This review is part of a review of 4 films. But felt it was worth putting up for those who have seen it and liked it. That thing about the right words in the right order. Beautifully expressed in 5 paras.

Another for the collection

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011, Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

from Brandon’s Movie Memory, 29 August 2012

August 20, 2014 Posted by | Nuri Bilge Ceylan | , | Leave a comment

FILM DOCUMENTARY Ra’anan Alexandrowicz – The Law in These Parts [2012]

FILM DOC The Law in These Parts [poster]

The Law in These Parts

a film


Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

1 hr 26 mins

August 15, 2014 Posted by | Ra’anan Alexandrowicz | | Leave a comment

FILM DON SPIEGAL The Lineup [1958]

FILM POSTER The Lineup [1958][2]

Not Noir, but Pretty Dark

A post in blog Journey to Perplexity (I feel a Waste Land Quote coming on…) which is not primarily a film site.

As usual a hesitation – read a detailed exposition of a film or hold it in abeyance till after watching it. Luckily, it’s on YouTube. It is included in a DVD compilation, Film Noir Classics 1.

A Rotten Tomatoes teaser:


August 9, 2014 Posted by | Don Spiegal, Film Noir | , | Leave a comment

WRITER, ARTIST, FILMMAKER Harun Farocki, 1944 – 2014

PHOTO Harun Farocki

Never heard of Harun Farocki? Stop. Relax. Don’t Do it. When you want go to Google. Watch these two films first.

Inextinguishable Fire – Harun Farocki, 1969

What Farocki Taught (1998) – A film by Jill Godmillow

Now you don’t need to Google because I’ve provided a few links to help you learn about him:

Harun Farocki, 1944 – 2014

Harun Farocki on the web and in London
– 2009 post in Film Studies from Free. Compendious set of links. She recommends Introduction to Farocki, Senses of Cinema, 2002.

Right, who is going to be first to knowingly do a Rumsfeld for Farocki?

August 1, 2014 Posted by | Harun Farocki, Jill Godmillow | , | Leave a comment