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Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike - Marx/Eisenstein/Das Kapital

Alexander Kluge Germany, 2008

profoblivion's rating of the film News from Ideological Antiquity

I saw the severely truncated version, but it's still fascinating. A history of Eisenstein's plan to film Marx's book, with different actors reading excerpts from his notebook. Eisenstein's plan to use Joyce's Ulysses as the narrative underpinning ideas of capitalism was formally audacious. Like Jodorowsky's "Dune", it's one of those dream projects never to reach fruition. We can only imagine. Or watch this film!