nope. and the guy was there. i thought he was pretentious - his discourse too 'the film is not enough of a film or too much of a film. the turin horse is not a film." wait what? oh please. and then I'm a poser. come on.. and i used to love the man. dunno what happened, really. i loathed 'werckmeister harmonies' no harmony at all. unless we're talking about sheer boredom.
Ha. I will agree that Tarr (the man) has a very abrasive personality and discussion style. I felt hypnotized when I first saw Werckmeister. Though I like the atmosphere more than anything. Tarr would probably tell me that I didn't really "get it." I suppose he'd probably be right
what films of his have you seen? just to know where are we, Tarr-wise...no. but they certainly made me stop being a fan and a champion of his work. dunno. was such a fanboy of his. and i did not like the man, not even the man behind the movies. but satantángó is untouched still. i'm sad tho. nothing as hard as finding out you don't love someone or to fall out of love for a person's body of work. 2 out of 4 is bad. and giving 1 and 2 stars to Tarr seems sacrilegious but those are my actual feelings about it you know?
I've only seen "Werckmester", "Turin Horse", and "Damnation" so far. But Satantango is next on my list. Yeah, I get that. I have never had such a distinct turnaround where I love a movie by someone, and really hate another. But I've been disappointed by filmmakers I expected to be brilliant. It's a bummer. I was actually considering applying to Tarr's film school because it seems to be the only P.H.D. in film production that exists.
maybe it is the same with me > been disappointed by filmmakers I expected to be brilliant - but, the thing is - i used to love Tarr so much that the idea of my disliking any thing done by him actually hurts me. am not happy. and is there anything worse than you wanting to love something that bad and not being able to? well go for it - the guy is one amazing director. technically he's brilliant and his school is amazing for sure. one thing has nothing to do with the other. it's not his skill i'm debating here...was 'damnation' the film susan sontag saw once a year every year?i have - McQueen's Hunger vs McQueen's Shame (i wish he had remained doing just single-word titled films you know? like his new one should just be called "slave" you know?) - one 5 stars, the other 1. so maybe - just maybe - it's my directorness coming out and putting its foot down and saying "no, I, as a filmmaker would not do that film that way" - maybe that's that. you realize you've become a director the second you start editing other people's films - at least on your mind. i do stuff like ' cut right now dude, right now!' - aha. i dunno, just an idea...
Your shot responses are always a delight - I just read christopher vitale on the time image after seeing your list and watched that little ozu clip very interesting
I've only seen it three times. Technically I've seen 3 different versions 1 time each. The Criterion release is really something special in how it gives us the opportunity to analyze what could have been from multiple perspectives. I don't know why but that film has always stuck with me vividly. Even if it's not necessarily my favorite Welles film.
“woah, leave a seat between. We’re not gay lovers.” ahahaha. sorry but this was lolable. ahaha. who says that? mighty over-sensitive people huh?
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