An in-depth look at daily life at one of the most famous cultural institutions in the world, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
The Kunsthistorisches, completed in 1891, is one of the world’s most beautiful museums and its collection is exquisite. If you can’t travel to Vienna this season, why not visit the museum remotely, through Johannes Holzhausen’s lovely exploration? His hands-off approach is immersive and elegant.
To do "in the manner of" is limited when this is, in fact, the only way that shows what wanting to do. In this case, to do in "the manner of Wiseman", when only repeats his investigative "démarche", without investing in an editing that enhances a whole made up of blocks- as Wiseman almost always did so brilliantly- only results in a clear display of a tedious indistinction. The painting here is figure without figure.
I loved the steady cam shots, the class struggle taking place at the museum (read: guards are considered sub-human and worthless by the management) not to mention the scooter sequence in the immense archive. Take this, Mister Wiseman!
Deciding on a desperate, monumental reinvention of one's self, how far do we go? In this case, it's fascinating, watching the frenetic anxiety of these people as they struggle with decisions that most of us would make with confidence, in order to attempt bigger things ... Discomfiture! Anxiety! Compulsion to novelty, but true nature will not accept! Also, this film is very, very quiet.
This film plays up the tensions between past glory and present marketing, empire and republic, opulence and penny-pinching, restoration and corrosion, bureaucracy and humanity. The final image is a wise selection.
It's a warning to those who aspire to big & broad acts of freedom: do it, and the aliens from planet germany will come, pin you to the wall, and frame you mercilessly. Thus framed you will marvel at the absurdity of your testimony of human freedom.
This film really emphasizes the behind-the-scenes processes that occur in order to run an art exhibit. The Kunsthistorisches is a large-scale museum and yet it seems not a single piece of art was left untouched or not cared for. The use of wide angle shots allow us to see the sheer enormity of the pieces in contrast to the meticulous cleaning and detailing put into getting them in near-perfect condition.
The Great Museum is a good documentary on the Kunsthistorishces. This film was done well in showing the beauty of the art exhibited and the many difficulties and and expenses that go into being a curator. The film was long but shares decently valuable information.
A documentary that shows just how much effort goes into preparing and opening the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The many departments that contribute to the overall success and beauty of the museum are nicely portrayed. The camera captured the vastness of each room and the silent scenes helped me appreciate the art being displayed. A little too long for my taste in documentaries, but an interesting one nonetheless.