This avant-garde film from the 60s feels so fresh. Engrossing. Brilliant editing. A philosophical study/deconstruction of cinema and film narrative, abundant with ruminations and perception. It got me foxed. Particularly enjoyed the scenes of the exegetical, where the film crew attempts to rationalise the distorted and fabricated reality of the film they are participants in making. One of the best films on film.
There may have been a time where making a fold, turning cinema towards itself, was a great gesture of introspection. However, this fold doesn't give itself to new foldings and openings, simply establishing a perspective that doubles the camera, in effect creating nothing out of this difference.
Part documentary, part film - interesting to see how the crew went through some trouble going over a scene for the director's upcoming project at the time. Though, it was also one of the first few films to introduce the split screen editing technique shortly before WOODSTOCK was shot.
Watching it on video i liked how it felt like a featurette for some other yet to be seen movie. Surely, a must for filmmaking students and a fascinating time capsule movie but not as dramatically satisfying as I had hoped which I gather is part of the point.
Interesante documental que reflexiona sobre cómo el proceso creativo no deja de cesar incluso cuando el guión está terminado. Desde la improvisación o la misma incompetencia se vuelven recursos para llegar al producto final. Es además el sabotaje (que es montaje) al director. Es la reivindicación a todo el equipo que también sostiene el filme. Este es un ejemplo de todo los contratiempos en la etapa de filmación.
Not too long ago I tried a similar experiment with a written composition more or less inspired by the works of Borges and Macedonio, and as I had guessed and made explicit in my piece, it was met with a factious response not unlike the one of Greaves's crew. I absolutely related to this movie, and I loved it.