30 hand picked films. A new one every day
turning and turning in the narrowing gyre...
3 1/2* while I'm unimpressed with Deren's dream shorts, despite their historical cache, I find her studies in motion quite inspiring...
space and movement in cinematography are at the heart of deren's short 'study' - a subtle and interested piece, that tells so much about the way that the camera needs to be known and acquainted to.
In all of my favorite Deren films, Maya creates at least one powerful image that lasts with you like you just woke up from a dream. In this film, for me it was: (After all the flighty graceful movements) that final powerful pose.