Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Alexis, brilliantly done! How are things across the atrium?


Blogger Alexis said...

why thank you brittany. i think it's a fine thing we've all started here. wrapping up the year across the way. looking forward to our first film, "my architect."

11:49 AM  
Blogger mfiore said...

and 2nd film, too, that feature about the two cowboys...what's the title?

12:03 PM  
Blogger Alexis said...

it was called BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, an ang lee film

1:36 PM  
Blogger y-write? said...

Alexis, right, and not only did last Sunday's NYTimes' column by Frank Rich, "Two Gay Cowboys Hit a Home Run" (not to miss: NYT 18 Dec. 2005: IV-13), dig into it but also page one of the "Sunday Styles" section, which cites "seven Golden Globe nominations and almost universally rave reviews" (NYT 18 Dec. 2005: IX-1). Can't wait to see it and see again My Architect.

About My A, I wonder about parallels with Rashomon...maybe my question is how influential has Rashomon been on filmmakers, including documentarians (is that the right term?), or maybe something like how does Nathaniel Kahn use the structure of his doc'ty to build a sense of "knowing" the "true" Louis Kahn? Anyway, this is fun!

6:47 AM  
Blogger Cinema Journal said...

Also, two Orson Welles films, "Citizen Kane" and "Confidential Report" (sometimes known as "Mr. Arkadin") have a similar quest as M.A. and Rashomon--this search through a person's past.

In 1999, Herzog made a film about the actor Klaus Kinski called "My Best Fiend." He combined interviews with those that worked with him, "archival" footage from their collaborations, and footage of them on the set together, to fashion together a portrait that examines Kinski's outrageous persona: his fits, his ego, and his impossible contradictions. This one is on DVD, highly reccomended.


11:33 AM  

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