From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 11 2007 - 11:53:59 PST
On 2/11/07, db <email suppressed> wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2007, at 6:31 PM, Cari Machet wrote:
> i thought 'begotten' was way way way too long
> i did like that it was shot on the playschool cam - or was that fisher
> and it had beautiful imagery
> how were u effected physically?
> did you see 'repulsion' or "the act of seeing with one's own eyes"
> First saw Repulsion on a first date. Bad choice.
or maybe a good choice - depending
i would have fallen in love w/ u immediately -
or at least thought u were super smart
i love that film
I've not yet worked up the nerve to see TAOSWOOE, based mostly on a photo of
> Stan outside the Autopsy room. I haven't quite figured out my reticence.
probably something ur mother did - (a joke - (kinda not though))
There is my fear of sharp objects against skin instilled by an educational
> film I saw in the 3rd or 4th grade.
yay - scissors can be scary
but only in hands
The film affected me physically on many levels, some quite surprising to me.
> There was the sheer physicality of the film--the scratches, "horrible"
> exposures, the dancing grain (definitely not pixelvision)--
ur right - i was wrong
it isn't pixelvision
that abstracted the imagery to a degree that sound had a huge influence on
> my sense of discomfort.
yay the sound was good
i watched "2001" yesterday
i really like that sound too - that white noise or wind - air
i love kirasowa's "dreams" for the snowstorm one alot because of this
i am working on a film with a scene of airports
that airplane noise both in the cabin and take off's/landings fr: the ground
just because of the sound
i just want to loop the scene over and over but...
i wonder what is so amazing about that sound
i find it comforting - helpfull - in it's emptiness or singularity (somehow)
full and open
complete - in need of nothing
it is interesting that i find it helpful and u find it uncomfortable
it is probably meant as uncomfortable by the maker though
i just don't like high pitched sound
- like the monolith's sound in 2001 -
or alot of women's voices - singing and otherwise - very painful
A good deal of the movement and partnering of "characters" had the intensity
> of some of my favorite butoh artists.
i can see that
actually this makes the film much more interesting for me
i had not thought of it in this light
Best of all, though, was the feeling that, archetypical as the elements or
> structure of the film might have been, I had no idea where it was going to
> take me.
yay the sorta nowhereness of the landscape -
the seemingly never ending journey across it
again i love that
i was a little disappointed in that though
it wasn't nowhere enough for me - somehow it had somewhere in it
i love the nowhere of the desert
On Feb 10, 2007, at 8:11 PM, Sam Wells wrote:
> Begotten would seem to me to - in fantasy - represent something more like
> the emerging of (self) conciousness caught in the ravages of violent
> conflict.... like two halves of the brain fighting in Agamemnon's head
> amidst an external war...
> This is a wonderful description of the film. That boring binary of
> opposites, completely undermined by the emerging unknown.
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