What a time-saver!!
it's not bad, but do yourselves a favor and watch it while falling asleep a few nights in a row, picking up wherever you leave off. The music and imagery are amazing in the last moments of conscientiousness.
Err, the original, that is
In forty years somebody will cut this down to thirty seconds and recut it to a Lady Gaga song
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It's kind of a bummer losing the most memorable parts of the movie in a blink.
I've seen this movie enough times that I recognize all of it in that brief time. But it's like comparing an epic road trip to a flight between two airports. Everything goes by so fast you miss the good parts.
My dad is good friends with Godfrey Reggio; I've met him a few times and talked with him. He's a really cool guy who's into all kinds of massively deep philosophy. He should write a book.
Anyway, he'd probably love this and a chuckle out of it. Then he'd talk for an hour about how this is precisely part of his predictions of social networks breaking down artforms into new things and..etc..etc..etc....
That's cool! That's pretty much how I would imagine him to be, from the interviews and such. Please give him my regards if you ever get the chance. Tell him some guy on the internet really likes his movies. Or not.
And while on the subject, I don't necessarily like this. In fact, it gets to be too much at points and I haven't been able to watch it in one sitting. It probably gets to be too much because of some sort of emotional flashback/overload or somesuch, this being one of the movies that really affected me. I just figured it's something worth seeing. One starred, abject lesson, and so on.
If I see him, I will mention it. He comes and goes, unfortunately. He's been spending an inordinate amount of time out of the country giving talks and lectures and helping at various film schools and things. I just found out he is indeed working on a new film that he would love to release this year, but as usual it's a question of money. Years ago he used to enjoy the support of a lot of big filmmakers and artists, but it seems like nowadays no one gives a shit. Even the old school of indie filmmaking (people like Coppola, Lucas, Scorsese, etc.) don't really care anymore about having any artists community or anything. It's really sad to see where that whole Zoetrope generation ended up. Reggio wasn't part of that specifically, I'm just saying that general era of the outsider filmmaker.
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