A revelatory essay film, Red Hollywood examines the pictures made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically different perspective on a key period in the history of American cinema.
यह फिल्म अभी MUBI पर नहीं चल रही है, लेकिन 30 अन्य महान फिल्में चल रही हैं। देखें क्या दिखाया जा रहा है अब दिखाया जा रहा है
Andersen’s middle and least-known documentary is another structuralist inquiry into movie-land history. Red Hollywood, made in 1995 in collaboration with theorist-historian Noël Burch, makes a significant (and entertaining) contribution to the saga of the blacklist by taking allegations of theHouse Un-American Activities Committee at their word.
Divided into seven key sections—“myths,” “war,” “class,” “sexes,” “hate,” “crime,” and “death”—Red Hollywood covers a lot of territory in two hours but its streamlined pacing makes it fun and easy to watch.
Thom Andersen and Noël Burch have created a film essay that's goal is to observe and comment on the Hollywood Blacklist, and in doing so reveal the darkness that still lurks within the Hollywood system and how conservative it still truly is.
Andersen and Burch assemble a film about what isn't shown because it can't be shown but construct their argument in large part out of what can be shown, a perverse and simple twist delivered with bullet point precision and matter-of-fact frankness.
How refreshing and informative to see the story of the blacklist told through the work of the blacklisted rather than the words of its critics. And to see in juxtaposition members of Congress reacting in fear of that work, prompting the Hollywood establishment to respond with the authoritarianism of the blacklist.
Wish at the end they had scrolled the names of all who were blacklisted. Loved the structure of the film, and the time spent on the use of films to change America's ideological vision of the role of women. Even today, the idea of motherhood as woman's greatest calling is pernicious, and the amount of guilt that films insist "women who work" must suffer from is appalling.
Ein interessanter Ansatz, Film und Politik so ineinander fließen zu lassen: aber wenn das Werk einmal an die Öffentlichkeit gelangt ist und sein Eigenleben erlangt, hat es letzten Endes vielleichr nichts mehr mit den Intentionen seines Autor zu tun. Das ist auch die Schwäche dieses Films, das er sehr schnell langweilig wird. Red Hollywood? Mitnichten. Ein wenig Sozialromantik vielleicht, wenn auch tapfer vorgebracht.
Quite interesting, but comically unlovely in its presentation. Bizarre cutting and interviews featuring the background noise from lawn-mowers etc. Also hard to escape the sense that everyone featured onscreen is now long dead. The narrator may have survived (maybe).
This film was very interesting to watch. I very much enjoyed this film because of the story line. The actors in the film played their roles very well and made the film more fascinating.I very much recommend people to watch this film.