Re: [Frameworks] Drama films and the Avant-Garde

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 30 2011 - 11:55:35 PST

> I'm not familiar with the work of the Costa or Beavers.

Well worth doing so; actually they make an interesting pairing --- if
you compared what have sometimes been called "Costa's Pillow Shots (re
Ozu obviously)" and their role in the visual structure of say "In
Vanda's Room" (a flat out masterpiece) and say elipses in Beavers'
"Sotiros" -- you have two filmmmakers working _from_ the two
traditions _toward_ something which I think goes way beyond
questioning/subverting dominant this dominant that, inherent illusion
(which was someone else's phrase btw) and to a directness that is a
shedding of... well.. let's say artifice-as-a-trick-in-the-bag (so
we don't have to get into 'its all artifice, isn't it ?' debate..) ...

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