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Japanese cinema for beginners Part 3

Seijun Suzuki. “The tramp from Tokyo” (“Tōkyō nagaremono”), 1966 One of the most famous and loved films of Suzuki in tune with the popular mood in Japan the song “the Tramp from Tokyo”, which was released on the album a year before the film and became its main theme. Exploiting the standard scenario moves Yakuza […]

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Japanese cinema for beginners Part 2

Yuzo Kawashima. “Bakumatsu taiyôden”, 1957 The film is screenplay by Shohei since the beginning, with whom the Director worked since 1954 at the Studio “Nikkatsu”, along with him before leaving “Seiko”, where they together began a film career. Admittedly, historians of cinema is characterized by the spirit of burlesque and black humor, the film combines […]

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Japanese cinema for beginners Part 1

At the request of Arzamas film critic, chose the major Japanese films of all time and advised what to read on the topic. Maxim Pavlov — film critic, 2006-2014 — Deputy Director of the cinema Museum, curator and co-curator of exhibitions and retrospectives of the Museum of cinema and Eisenstein-Fund, including Masaki Kobayashi, photography by […]

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The dreams of great directors

Arzamas learned that dreamed of Bergman, Chaplin, Stanislavsky and other prominent figures of theater and cinema. Edward Gordon Craig “The dreams I dreamed not only enjoyable… Sometimes, when I was six, I woke up in the middle of the night from a bad dream: I dreamt I am in a car, by some miracle, get […]

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Encyclopedia of Werner Herzog Part 4

“Fitskarraldo” “Fitskarraldo” (1982) — the biggest (and in amplitude and duration), the most complex and probably the most important movie of Herzog. At least, it contains just all plots, themes, and directorial quality. The film tells the story of the European adventurer Brian Fitzgerald — played by Klaus Kinski (see Klaus Kinski), who decides to […]

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Encyclopedia of Werner Herzog Part 3

  Which isn’t the situation that is only real. Several unforgettable moments, for instance, the tale of the desires of the deaf-impaired heroine of “Property of stop and night” (1971) or even the tale concerning the homicide of the precious team skier in “the Truly Amazing euphoria of Woodcarver Steiner” (1974), the creativity of Herzog. […]

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Encyclopedia of Werner Herzog Part 2

Klaus Kinski German actor, perhaps the most visible and important person in the film career of Herzog. Their collaboration began in 1972, with the first big feature film Werner Herzog (see “Aguirre, the wrath of God”). Kinski already was quite a famous actor, he played in the theater of Brecht, performed his own one-man show […]

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Encyclopedia of Werner Herzog Part 1

Rolling out the new film by Herzog, “Oh, the Internet! Dreams of the digital world”. Arzamas explains how the world works of German Director, using the key he concepts, techniques, themes, and movies. German Director Werner Herzog — 74 years. His first feature film was released in 1968. Since then almost every year it produces […]

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