Limitless Cinema in Broken English

February 24, 2009

MALADY DIARY IS THE WINNER

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:46 pm

My poll 47 ended with nine votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

THESE ARE DOCUMENTARIES AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS ABOUT FILMMAKERS. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.MALADY DIARY (2004, Teekhadet Vucharadhanin, Thailand)
It got 4 votes, or 44 %.

2.CHANTAL AKERMAN PAR CHANTAL AKERMAN (1997, Chantal Akerman)
+JLG/JLG – SELF-PORTRAIT IN DECEMBER (1995, Jean-Luc Godard)

Each of them got 3 votes, or 33 %.

4.CINEMA DREAM, TOKYO DREAM (1995, Kiju Yoshida)
+THE LAST BOLSHEVIK (1993, Chris Marker)
+LOST IN LA MANCHA (2001, Keith Fulton + Louis Pepe)
+THE NAME OF A RIVER (2001, Anup Singh, India)
+A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH MARTIN SCORSESE THROUGH AMERICAN MOVIES (1995, Martin Scorsese + Michael Henry Wilson)
+THE SIGNATURE (2008, Chalida Uabumrungjit, Thailand)
+WHOEVER SAYS THE TRUTH SHALL DIE (1981, Philo Bregstein, Netherlands)

Each of them got 2 votes, or 22 %.

11.CLAIRE DENIS LA VAGABONDE (1995, Sebastien Lifshitz)
+THE COLOUR OF WORDS: INDIA SONG (1984, Jerome Beaujour + Jean Mascolo)
+DEREK (2008, Isaac Julien)
+HUNT ANGELS (2006, Alec Morgan, Australia)
+INGMAR BERGMAN: THE MAGIC LANTERN (1989, Michael Winterbottom)
+JACQUES DOILLON: WORDS AND EMOTIONS (1998, Anne Brochet + Francoise Dumas)
+PHOENIX TAPES (1999, Christoph Girardet + Matthias Muller, Germany)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 11 %.

18.FRIENDLY PERSUASION (2000, Jamsheed Akrami, Iran)
+JEAN COCTEAU: SELF-PORTRAIT OF A STRANGER (1983, Edgardo Cozarinsky)
+LIFE AT ANY COST (1998, Stefan Jarl, Sweden)

Each of them got 0 vote.

–I think I can separate the twenty films above into two main groups. The first group is films which are “informative” or films which do a great job of informing the audience about the filmmakers who are the subject of the films. The second group is films which are “much more than informative”, or films which can create a powerful emotional effect of their own, instead of just giving the audience useful information.

Films which belong to the second group include CHANTAL AKERMAN PAR CHANTAL AKERMAN, CINEMA DREAM TOKYO DREAM, HUNT ANGELS, JLG/JLG – SELF-PORTRAIT IN DECEMBER, THE LAST BOLSHEVIK, THE NAME OF A RIVER, and PHOENIX TAPES.

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