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After the decades of many experiences and new waves, after the rise and fall of the idiosyncratic views and forms, after the splendor of formalisms, came its ruins and the eastern promises and revelations.
On the western side, the requiems for a long lost romanesque idea of Europe and “America” civilizations, and its stone solid cultural margins – this was the decade when a movie like “Shoah” was made: the Claude Lanzmann’s 9 hours testament about the Holocaust and the absolute horror that civilized Europe made possible, less than 70 years ago; on the eastern side, the revelations of something undiscovered and unconquerable and this is the best new thing in Cinema, the visibility of the Other: from South Korea to Iran, from China to Taiwan, the thrill was about to start and expand in the following decades.
By no order.
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