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.


3 comments:

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.