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  • Way of a Gaucho

    Way of a Gaucho

    todavía no puedo creer que los pajaros que se escuchan sean los que son

  • At the Top of the Stairs

    At the Top of the Stairs

    Mucho que pensar

  • Tea and Sympathy

    Tea and Sympathy

    Minelli + Sirk + Ray + Dorsky

  • Classical Period

    Classical Period

    Hay una parte de Correspondencias cuya fuente no pude identificar en la cual Sophia de Mello Breyner Anderssend dice que La poesía le pide a la gente dos cosas contradictorias. Ese fotograma con subtítulo es mi fondo de pantalla desde que vi Correspondencias hace unos dos años y medio y con el tiempo la verdad es que me olvidé completamente cuales eran esas dos cosas. Las únicas veces que me confrontaba la idea de no saber es cuando proyectaba algo…

  • En rachâchant

    En rachâchant

    produced by diagonale????

  • Bouquets 21-30

    Bouquets 21-30

    ★★★★★

    Watched at 24 and 18 fps and absolutely recommend 18 4life

  • Pit Stop

    Pit Stop

    ★★★★

    In the beginning was the Car, and the Car was with Art, and the Car was Art.
    Dave Hickey, The Birth of the Big Beautiful Art Market
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXI0PPtJbyQ&list=PLANUyZgaBU-1tuIL6rft82MdIgGTW14Qd

    If we were to see Jack Hill’s Pit Stop as a film that works around ownership, the most terrible scene is the one in which Hawk destroys Rick’s car. The thing about Hawk in the first two thirds of the film is that he’s just like Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy, one…

  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    Two-Lane Blacktop

    ★★★★★

    Lucia Salas
    What is it (the film) about?
    Well, it’s about an hour and ¾
    Monte Hellman

    I remembered this film so different from what it was that I even had the idea that Warren Oates played a creep in it. Perhaps because of the way he first appears, stopping next to the Chevy to wave before he outruns them, in the company of an odd-looking Foucault clon. And also this first building of his character as someone who’s trying…

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★★★

    (Comparative In a Lonely Place and a segment of Paisa)

    Who is the main character in Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place? Screenwriters would say the main character is the one who performs the main actions. But at this point of Film History (post-war and the imminent arrival of the troubled 50s) watching and seeing is a main action also.
    So, as the film starts, we believe this will be Dixon Steele. We see him go from violent angry outbursts…

  • One A.M.

    One A.M.

    ★★★★★

    In the first scene of Charlie Chaplin's One AM (1916) a taxi stops. Inside the car and dressed like a rich man (tuxedo, a bow tie and a top hat) is Charlie Chaplin, here, playing the Drunk. A taxi driver becomes his partner in this scene, who does not seem to be drunk but rather always about to fall asleep.
    First, we get this brief establishing shot of the car arriving, and by the look of the sky, we guess…

  • The Doll

    The Doll

    ★★★★★

    (Compare)

    There is a shot in D.W. Griffith's Musketeers of Pig Alley in which a slow fade-in guides us slowly into the neighborhood, that "other side of New York" which is the Pig Alley. It is a wide shot, wide enough you can see both the lateral walls and the end wall of the alley, all in broad daylight and with a huge depth of field. What you see in the alley is street-life chaos. A man and a woman…

  • The Princess of France

    The Princess of France

    ★★★★★

    (Same film that the previous homework but on composition and Lumière/Méliès-Open framing/closed framing. I think this was the first)

    The first thing you do in The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro, 2014) is hearing. A radio announcer is introducing Schumann’s Fruit of a Burning Time and, after a few seconds of static, you begin to wonder about what the first image is going to be and what the relationship with the sound will be: is it diegetic (and if so,…