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FILM DOCUMENTARY SHORT Orlando von Einsiedel – Skateistan [2011]

FILM DOC Skateistan [1C]

FILM DOC Skateistan [4]

FILM DOC Skateistan [2]

FILM DOC Skateistan [1]

Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul

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From : Aeon Film

More Aeon films: Aeon Film

December 21, 2013 Posted by | film, film short, Orlando von Einsiedel, Skateistan | , , | Leave a comment


FILM POSTER paths of Glory [2]

Why use my own words when those of the website are readily available and, well, they know what they’re doing. I’m just shining my spotlight on another corner of the film world magnificently exposed to everyone – film expert, buff, film student, even those unsure about film over book – through the wonders of the interweb:

INTERCUT is a film podcast supported by the #yegfilm collective which explores a love of film, the process of filmmaking, and filmmakers themselves.

I started with Dailies #1 purely because it has Michael Douglas in Kubrick’s 1957 Paths of Glory as it’s cover. Think it’s time to watch that again. What a pleasure to hear them start talking about Bela Tarr. Since I’ve spent hours rewinding the opening cow sequence of Tarr’s Satantango, hearing anyone at all talking about his films is really exciting.

My Tarr’s can be found in this search on Cutting on the action. Slow, slow film, requires slow, long posts.

N.B. I’m not a film expert, I just watch films and dream of making my own. (The making equivalent of the guy working in the New York restaurant as a waiter who says he’s an actor, usually seen as a scene in a film…). So don’t expect illumination: you might be disappointed. Anywhere I have written at length about a film is mostly me working through things about a particular film I’ve just seen. It won’t be expert analysis or criticism. Or if turns out to be either or both, that’s probably purely accidental.

P.S. Check out these images of Paths to Glory. There’s a whole set of posts in there on colour and black & White film…

….note the way light rays and blocks of light on objects work so well in monochrome.

June 23, 2013 Posted by | Bela Tarr, film, film analysis, film blog, film directors, film editing, film podcast, film production, film reflexivity, Film script/screenplay, film short, film sound, film still, film watching | , | Leave a comment

FILM SHORT RIDLEY SCOTT Boy and Bicycle [1965]

Boy and Bicycle [1965] part 1/2

Boy and Bicycle part 2/2

Ridley Scott’s first film in two parts on YouTube. Stars his brother Tony Scott. 27 mins.

wiki: Boy and Bicycle

BFI Screenonline: Boy and Bicycle [1965]

June 15, 2011 Posted by | film short, Ridley Scott | Leave a comment