Limitless Cinema in Broken English

July 12, 2009

BODILY FLUID IS REVOLUTIONARY AND YESTERDAY ARE THE WINNERS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:13 am

My poll 60 ended with five votes. Thanks to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

I LOVE THESE FAST-PACED FILMS. WHICH FILMS DO YOU LIKE?

1.BODILY FLUID IS REVOLUTIONARY (2009, Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, Thailand)
+YESTERDAY (2008, Sompot Chidgasornpongse, Thailand)

Each of these films got 3 votes, or 60 %.

3.MALINA (1991, Werner Schroeter, Germany)
+NINJA BUGEI-CHO (1967, Nagisa Oshima, Japan)

Each of these films got 2 votes, or 40 %.

5.THE ASTHENIC SYNDROME (1990, Kira Muratova, Russia)
+AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (1966, Robert Bresson, France)
+CALM PREVAILS OVER THE COUNTRY (1976, Peter Lilienthal, West Germany)
+IL DIVO (2008, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy)
+FEMME PUBLIQUE (1984, Andrzej Zulawski, France)
+THE INSECT WOMAN (1963, Shohei Imamura, Japan)
+ISLAND OF FLOWERS (1989, Jorge Furtado, Brazil)
+TREASURE OF THE BITCH ISLANDS (1990, F.J. Ossang, France/Portugal)
+A VIRUS KNOWS NO MORALS (1986, Rosa von Praunheim, West Germany)

Each of these films got 1 vote, or 20 %.

14.LOIN (2001, Andre Techine, France)
+ODILON REDON OR THE EYE LIKE A STRANGE BALLOON MOUNTS TOWARD INFINITY (1995, Guy Maddin, Canada)
+ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939, Howard Hawks, USA)
+A ROOM FOR RENT (1959, Yuzo Kawashima, Japan)
+SAINT-CYR (2000, Patricia Mazuy, France)
+SILENCE…WE’RE ROLLING (2001, Youssef Chahine, Egypt)
+TOO MANY WAYS TO BE NUMBER ONE (1997, Wai Ka-fai, Hong Kong)

Each of these films got 0 vote.

Some films make me feel they move very fast because of these factors:

1.Convoluted plot
THE BIG SLEEP (1946, Howard Hawks)
I-BE AREA (2007, Ryan Trecartin)
THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT (1965, Wojciech Has, Poland)

2.Fast editing in some scenes
EDEN AND AFTER (1970, Alain Robbe-Grillet)
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (1929, Dziga Vertov, Soviet)

3.Overloaded text/noise/voiceover
SOMETHING HAPPENED (2007, Keren Cytter)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X6XHYi44FE

THE THIRD GENERATION (1979, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

4.Providing background information very quickly
THE FALL (2006, Tarsem Singh)
THE FLOWER OF EVIL (2003, Claude Chabrol)
TREASURE OF THE BITCH ISLANDS
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (2004, Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

5.Constant commotion
11’09″01 – SEPTEMBER 11: SEGMENT “ISRAEL” (2002, Amos Gitai)
BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT (1998, Emir Kusturica)

6.Many characters or dispersal of focal points
AMARCORD (1973, Federico Fellini)
SLINGSHOT (2007, Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)

7.Non-stop talking
CEASE FIRE (2006, Tahmineh Milani, Iran)
JFK (1991, Oliver Stone)
THE NEW GOD (1999, Tsuchiya, Japan)

8.Camera movement
MOTIONLESS CITY (2009, Wassachol Sirichanthanun)
YESTERDAY (2008, Sompot Chidgasornpongse)

9.Telling story obliquely
IN PRAISE OF LOVE (2001, Jean-Luc Godard)

My favorite fast-paced films include:

21.THE CASTLE (1997, Michael Haneke)

22.CHAOS (2001, Coline Serreau)

23.DOMINO (2005, Tony Scott)

24.LE DROIT CHEMIN (2004, Mathias Gokalp, France)

25.GARDENS IN AUTUMN (2006, Otar Iosseliani)

26.HAPPY END (1966, Oldrich Lipsky, Czechoslovakia)

27.L’HEURE DE POINTE (2002, Antonin Peretjatko, France)

28.LOST EMBRACE (2004, Daniel Burman, Argentina, A-)

29.MARIE’S HEART (2000, Suelbiye Guenar, Germany)

30.SWEET LULLABY (1993, Tarsem, music video of Deep Forest)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvnVdMpgQOk

31.TOKYO DRIFTER (1966, Seijun Suzuki)

32.YOU KILLED MY GIRLFRIEND (มึงฆ่าแฟนกู) (2008, Meathus Sirinawin)

33.VIVA MARIA! (1965, Louis Malle)

34.ZATOICHI:THE LIFE AND OPINION OF MASSEUR ICHI (1962, Kenji Misumi)

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