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  1. João Portalegre's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

  2. shihlun's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    “...only inner chaos can give birth to a dancing star."

  3. captainfez's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Destruction of cinema? Destruction of my will to live, more like.

  4. DrFirestone's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Incredibly ahead of its time! This is a visionary's work... Watching this "film", I was constantly reminding myself it was 1951, not the late 1960s - it feels so New Wave... Basically, it's a personal statement, cinema about cinema, and a pure example of avant-garde at its best. Over time, the narration becomes a bit oppressive and fiercely relentless - it is an integral part of the film though. Top cinema!

  5. Trinankur Banerjee's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    A marriage of Godard and Brakhage in their primitive forms (Godard doesn't explain and Brakhage doesn't simply mutilate the celluloid), Isou's film is prophetic, and formally precise in its ramblings. Not so chaotic in its repetitions, but a necessary prototype to the explosion of post-war avant-garde that sought to redefine chaos.

  6. Krish sanghvi's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Very effectively deconstructs what cinema is. Sound, narrative, and images are treated as different components. When each element in cinema can become a standalone form of art instead of depending on visuals. This film is also a protest against traditional filmmaking and towards the acceptance of the bizarre, blasphemous, grotesque, disturbing- all of which have until now been excluded from our definition of beauty.

  7. polo's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    notwithstanding the haptic forms it breaks cinema solid grounds and get away with it

  8. anarresti's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

  9. dionysus67's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    A jarring and unapologetically disjunctive manifesto of anti-art, which coming from Isou, is something to be cherished. The best segments are those with documentary footage: the most politcal that is. Unfortunately this lacks the cinematic genius, density and economy of a Buñuel or the poetry of a Cocteau. Thus, the cacophony of the editing and the manic narrative alienate excessively. But then, this was Isou's goal.

  10. guillermo's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    May 68 before May 68. Against rationalism, suicidal arts. A film that is not a film. Visions that hurt our eyes. Sounds that hurt our ears. Just fragments of noise. Meaning is politics-driven. Cinema at its best brings its own destruction. Of course this is irritating. Looking backwards, this seems to be a sad success. Who won? They were right, but they lost. We are still defeated.

  11. Anastasia's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

  12. Korial's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Rambling (apparently), animated, convoluted, pretentious, full of himself, but absolutely genius and on point. The manifesto of an avant-garde, at the same time its theory and its practice, and the result of a broader and radical critique of the art that is cinema. A fundamental piece: cinema about cinema. Approach it with care; an headache is assured.

  13. Ponyoneiro's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Um importante manifesto fílmico que com muito afinco tenta criar o novo na arte.Apesar de todas as criticas sofridas ao modo que se fazia cinema, esse "novo" modo de fazer cinema, abriu espaço para novas criações e novos modos contravencionais de criação.Como exposto no filme :"O cinema anterior deve ser consumido mastigado e vomitado,para que esse vômito seja considerado o futuro e o avanço da arte cinematográfica."

  14. The Society of Malcontents's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    'Daydreaming subverts the world', (Raoul Vaneigem. The Revolution of Everyday Life).

  15. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    This is an important filmic manifesto.

  16. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

  17. $ROBINROSA$'s rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Rage! the fundamental of Lettrism.

  18. Alex Ander 0's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    difficult film to watch if you've housemates around who can only interpret content from Netflix, remarks will include "why is the camera upside down?" "this isn't a movie".. but really this is a powerful film w/ a valuable message delivered w/ force. it's egoistic, rimbaud-esque. the second part features the "barbarity of the voice", voices become noise yet the narrators' returns with "I I I" & ego impedes breakthru

  19. ZYNAB's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    dumb as he'll...not the first of its kind but definitely one of the gayest

  20. Galen's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

  21. El Biffo's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Isidore Isou was a brilliant visionary whose work was a harbinger of the Situationist movement, 17 years before the Paris Riots (which, actually first started at the Paris Cinemateque in March '68!). A classic of avant-garde cinema. See it if you can!

  22. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    Por un lado, el manifiesto de una nueva forma de concebir el cine. Isou apela al cine deconstruído, fragmentado. El cineasta que promueve una rebelión frente a lo establecido y estancado. Por otro lado, se narra los encuentros amorosos del portavoz de esa misma propuesta. Se refleja entonces su ego, la insatisfacción, el casi odio ante lo cotidiano. Esto no debió ser película, sino libro de teoría. Es un audio-libro.

  23. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

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  24. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Venom and Eternity

    ★★★★ smashing Film Theory, full throttle.

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