Archive for July, 2018

320. Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers was Ingmar Bergman’s fourth colour film but with a palette of just black, white and red, he still painted deep emotions and vivid dreams.

319. 2001: A Space Odyssey

For all its groundbreaking effects and narrative innovation, this owes a debt to a romantic fantasy and a Soviet propaganda film.

318. Battleship Potemkin

Sergei Eisenstein devised montage for black and white and silent film. How have sound, colour and digital extended his theories?

317. The Cook the Thief his Wife & her Lover

First seen as a critique of Thatcherism, this now lives in the era of MeToo and Time’s Up.

316. The Marriage of Maria Braun

In The Marriage of Maria Braun, Rainer Werner Fassbinder mixed Hollywood melodrama, historical drama and political indictment.


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