Again, this Projections series reveals a film which features a fascinating subject but the content is mishandled. I believe the same story, perhaps even the same footage, when edited differently would have produced a more effective result. Why not begin with the tiger in the apartment? This is the most striking image of the film and should astonish from the first frame.
Life under glass, and a documentary of the mausoleum beyond. Beautiful shots of Harlem interspersed with brief glimpses of our titular character(s). As the camera lingers in hallways and out windows the delusions of our narrator and the fetid existence of his cohabitants grow larger. His perceived bond takes center stage, but all the while true nature lurks.
This documentary isn't all that informative but rather takes a poetic approach to its subject matter. We see extended sequences of a tiger and alligator wandering through a mock-up of Antoine Yates's apartment, occasionally accompanied by poetry. I personally found this film to be too abstract, but it definitely hints at some very interesting ideas, and Warnell should be praised for pushing the boundaries of cinema.
Una pequeña ventana a una historia inmensamemnte interesante. Trató de realizar un poema a partir de la historia de Ming pero se atasca en su propia prosa. Deja mucho a desear en cuanto a conocer más detalles de la historia. Lo veo más como un mediometraje alargado, por eso la mejor calificación. Las tomas de los animales dentro de la casa son hipnotizantes.