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  1. Kamran's rating of the film War Work

    Either the music is arbitrary or the archival footage is arbitrary. Both are incidental and unoriginal, but come together well. 75/100 - Very Good.

  2. erenacik's rating of the film War Work

  3. fane2808's rating of the film War Work

    Raum, zeit ... or otherwise said, sing about war in German because war is terrifying (paraphrasing a joke). Basic message - war is good for business, but also for mutilating entire generations, starting with their poets, who seem to have died in large numbers during WW1. If a pacifist, this is a movie to strenghten your resolve. If a fighter, this is a movie that would make you think twice before heading to battle.

  4. Max Seqgar's rating of the film War Work

    Though Nyman as a film director is a wonderful composer, his collage shows the sublime results of WWI (including Dada and Futurism), and sadly also how 100 years after we have not yet learned a thing from it... with our world "leaders" still boasting their armed might as the key to power.

  5. Jean-patrice Ouvrard's rating of the film War Work

    Un film d'une violence réelle dont le montage et le son parvient à exprimer toute l'horreur de la guerre. Bravo, trouvez-nous d'autres pépites de ce genre que l'on puisse encore voir ce que le XXè siècle nous a fait connaître comme horreurS, car ce n'était pas la dernière...

  6. vigabrielo's rating of the film War Work

    No creo que exista un suceso más catastrófico que una guerra, y en esta obra de arte nos muestra con una fusión de imágenes y música una poesía visual-auditiva que nos hace estremecer ante los estragos que el hombre se hace a si mismo con las malditas guerras

  7. JaredMercer's rating of the film War Work

    Not sure about this one. Ended up scrolling through it to see where it leads. Turns out nowhere I wanted to be. I'd skip but if you like orchestral music playing over shaky old unstructured film footage then give it a try.

  8. Olivier Mouchel's rating of the film War Work

    Une œuvre puissante. Les images d'archives et films d'époques emmenés par la superbe musique de Michael Nyman touche au plus profond.

  9. Marco Della Motta's rating of the film War Work

    A truly powerful work of music, text and image illuminating one of Europe's darkest times.

  10. CaÏn Kââ's rating of the film War Work

    Bouleversant et extraordinaire. La musique, les chants – somptueux – mènent le film (c'est rare et toujours stupéfiant un film où le son mène l'image). Mais le montage des footage n'est pas en reste. Tout d'un coup la guerre de 14 apparait comme la matrice de tout l'horrible XXe siècle. Les monstres, les corps-machines, les gueules cassées. D'une sidérante beauté, sans une parole, ce film donne à penser.

  11. Jodi's rating of the film War Work

    Reminds me of Ken Russell's early work for the BBC - particularly the Elgar film. A little heavy-handed in places, and most effective when focusing on the body as carcass/body as machine.

  12. mabsut's rating of the film War Work

    The poets of WWI - Siegfried Sassoon, Wifred Owen, Rrupert Brooke and many others evoke the horrors of that war more painfully , poignantly, personally, than these moving images.

  13. T Mills's rating of the film War Work

    Incredibly disturbing and effective: perhaps the greatest argument against war is just to show it and its consequences.

  14. lostlevel's rating of the film War Work

    I feel that I lack the vocabulary to describe this one; It's powerful and almost unbearable. At points the music is sublime, it lacks violence but shows plenty of trauma. Maybe it's horrific, I don't know if it's good but it should probably be required viewing for anyone who wants to make video art.

  15. muse_x's rating of the film War Work

    @ nearly silent is best.

  16. DrFirestone's rating of the film War Work

    Interesting montage of texts, art and footage from the First World War accompanied by beautiful music. This film in a powerful manner exposes the brutality and absurd of war. Very good!

  17. stuartdj's rating of the film War Work

    This unutterable drivel was other people's images set to Michael Nyman's music, and for what purpose? None other than the bleeding obvious 'War is awful' message. This would be better confined to an art gallery as a moving installation, while the rest of us can enjoy proper cinema, which this so called film just isn't.

  18. innersmiff's rating of the film War Work

    Nyman is a good composer, but he apparently knows next to nothing about composing images in a way that entertains, edifies or interests the viewer. Some of these clips are disturbing but are not edited coherently. Insufferably dull.

  19. Marcin Żuraw's rating of the film War Work

  20. ruthlornaadele's rating of the film War Work

    fascinating footage of labour and its bittersweet fruits.

  21. David R Williams's rating of the film War Work

    Horribly depressing. Pair this with Far from Vietnam for a look at opposite ends of the 20th century which prove, if nothing else, that man is incapable of learning from past mistakes and our need to inflict pain on (the) other(s) is never sated. The last 15 years of war is all the proof one needs point to.

  22. David Richards's rating of the film War Work

    I did like the fact that the makers of this film mostly avoided battle scenes, but instead focused on the wounded. Images of soldiers with severely damaged faces, victims of poison gas and "shell shock" (PTSD) were disturbing and unforgettable. The music didn't quite fit the subject... perhaps it needed to be more "modern" like Britten's War Requiem, deploying dissonance, layering and rhythm.

  23. anarresti's rating of the film War Work

    This is a great work of bringing to light the horror that war produces. We do know it is like that. That is why drone war seems so appealing, with its promise of putting all the damage in war territory and leaving "our boys" safe. War leaves maimed human beings behind. And widows, orphans. Destroyed lives. Ruins. To created or elaborate on its death aesthetics is tricky business, like George Rodger found out in WW2.

  24. Henk Lamers's rating of the film War Work

    Final score: 8. Storyline: 8, Originality: 9, Cinematography: 8, Involvement: 7, Sound: 9, Editing: 9, Educational: 9, Title design: 7, Acting: 7, Interesting: 9, Unusual: 9, Exciting: 7, Superior: 7

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