Tag Archives: art

F For Fake (1973)

“What we professional liars hope to serve is truth. I’m afraid the pompous word for that is ‘art.’” I first learned about F For Fake in a short video essay by Every Frame a Painting. Video essays are a film buff’s ticket … Continue reading

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Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Here’s another case where I happened to watch this movie a few months ago without even realizing it was on my list. Because it’s only 14 minutes long, I decided to give the film another watch this week and chronicle my thoughts. … Continue reading

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Birdman (2014)

“It’s important to me! Alright? Maybe not to you, or your cynical friends whose only ambition is to go viral. But to me… To me… this is – God. This is my career, this is my chance to do some … Continue reading

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Stalker (1979)

“Let everything that’s been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions.” I feel that I’m ready to start tackling some heavier works from this 1001 List, beginning with Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi … Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

“And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.” Quentin Tarantino – there was a time a few years ago when I would have called him my favorite director without question. I just never … Continue reading

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Blowup (1966) 

“Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.”  Michelangelo Antonioni – Wikipedia says he’s one of Italy’s most acclaimed directors who “redefined the concept of narrative cinema.” I hold the opinion of Wikipedia editors higher than any other, so … Continue reading

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Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)

“There’s a lot of things in life worth living for, isn’t there?” Well, they can’t all be winners. I managed to find this film, only 14 minutes long, posted on YouTube. There were only about 9000 views and just two … Continue reading

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