Monday, January 31, 2011

Alone: Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998, Austria, 15m, b/w)

Watch this film by Martin Arnold. If you can't watch the entire fifteen minutes please start watching at 12:00.

"The cinema of Hollywood is a cinema of exclusion, reduction and denial, a cinema of repression. There is always something behind that which is being represented, which was not represented. And it is exactly that that is most interesting to consider."

Martin Arnold.


magda o said...

Glad you liked my post. hahahhaha!

but really, i prefer his other one that cuts apart the 'to kill a mockingbird' scene much better, the looseness of this bothers me, but I can see how it was such a larger hit in the festival circuit.

benivulka said...

Yeah I totally did, thank you. I watched this film at OCAD when I was 25 and then threw my notebooks in the trash and couldn't remember the name of the filmmaker until I saw your blog post.

I don't feel that it's too loose. But also, when I watched it for the first time I was reading Freud's interpretation of "The Sandman" by Hoffmann, which is about an early 19th century female-automaton-seductress. So watching this creeped me out but also made so much sense at the time that I even made a film reply to it.

magda o said...

ohh!!! i wanna see your film reply!!

I think I was coming at if from more an electronic music composition perspective, so to me, the other piece made sense, because he created a composition of time stretches and edits i'd hear in songs i'd love on the reg.