just wanted to say hey. i’m an artist that makes cinema related sculpture and installation work. you can see my work at www.amateurauteur.com . my cinema knowledge has dulled and this seems like the place to back on the horse.
I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!
YOU SO BELONG HERE.
thanks man. i get an earful from art types, but i have always wondered what cinephiles would think.
yea! welcome to The Auteurs!
yea! welcome to The Auteurs!
(it was a double post error, I’m not that emphatic)
Dude…welcome. I am a newbie here to. The conversations around here seem genuine.
I like your stuff. It reminds me of when I worked at a local contemporary art gallery. We were always getting the types of installations you do.
hello to all
If you live in LA come work with me.
I can tell you this. Role play with me here. Imagine you’re in France circa the times of Henri Langois and we’re in the Cinematheque Français. There are costumes from Cleopatra on the left and piles of Fuller films on the right. The screening room is filled with smoke and chatter and serious boys sitting in the corner with shaded glasses. We are the future of cinema and this is our film school.
The first thing I do is stand up and say…“Roll ‘Shock Corridor’!”
Mao, do we need to be Godard freaks too?
I’ll screen Shock Corridor at 7 pm followed by Antonioni’s El Grido. Show up promptly for the intro Bobby.
As for you Prudence, all you need to love is film.
Mmm, interesting. Antonioni is one of those “major auteurs” who I know pretty much nothing about. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen any of his films. So you’d start off with “El Grido”? Gimme just a brief, bite-sized sample of the intro so I understand why.
Ha darn! I’ve actually seen all but El Grido and Zabriskie Point by him. They are the polar opposites of his film obsessions. In the beginning he was a bit of a neo-realist who then fell drunk-in-love with Bazin. After L’Aaventura and L’ Eclisse he let go of traditional story and character development and was playful and at the same time stern with his direction of cinematic elements.
By Blow Up he let go of making a movie and instead a modernist take on art. See the scene with the plane propeller. A woman asks, “Why did you get that? If I had a big place like this I’d hang it from the ceiling like a fan.” The lead replies, “I don’t know. It’s beautiful.”
He’s a wonderful director if you keep that in mind. The reasons why people do what they do in his films or why the story takes the turns they choose is all in the name of modern beauty. It’s about bringing out the essence of cinema to it’s simple, formalistic pleasures.
Yet, he also had a literary obsession. Not exactly wanting to make movies as thick as books but to make them as layered and potent and wonderful.
NOTE: A message to newbies, this is not IMDB! No more posts on who’s better than who (i.e. Godard vs. Bay). No “this is overrated” posts, please! We’re all film fans here and we do talk about these things but c’mon at least get creative with it (i.e. the hate corner and the love corner forums). Let’s love our site and keep it clean and organized and full of love. Keep things creative!
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