We have only less than two months left of this year. How quickly time flies every year. The rotation of the earth is getting faster and faster, isn’t it?
In this volume.11, the balance of the veteran and young is interesting.
There are some makeup and dancing videos, so I expect there’s more people can have opportunities to express their work.
Please look at all others work and feel free to let us know what you think.
Editor-in-chief Osami Yabuta
This time, I will introduce a documentary movie.
There are sometimes boring movies, but I chose movies that became more curious as I watched it.
CRAZY HORSE /Frederick Wiseman
A movie closely linked to the cabaret crazy horse in Paris. Women who dance nudity on stage can be called “eroticism” rather than “erotic”. In a spaceship-like thing wearing a transparent helmet and dancing like a weightless space, a production that reflects the beauty of the body line using mirror reflection, a show using the perspective of shadows using lighting Is impressive. Furthermore, it is expressed more delicately by adding production and choreography to the tip of Philippe Dufkure. Art director Ali Mahudabi said, “Women can enjoy more than men when they enjoy eroticism.”
Certainly, this show was far from the nudity consumed for men, and was an exploration of “beauty of women”.
This narration-free work made me feel like I was in.
I think it was so hard to make a story without explanation.
Bill Cunningham, New York /Richard Press
A documentary about the private life and work of Bill Cunningham, a photographer who has been snapping street fashion in NY for over 50 years. In this film, which was finally taken after negotiating with him for eight years who did not reveal his private life for a long time.
It shows the film room for film storage, why he began to shoot only the street, and why he is loved.I like the scene of celebrating my birthday at the company.
JODOROWSKY’S DUNE /Frank Pavich
A story about the production of the legendary unfinished SF movie “DUNE” that I could enjoy even if I was not familiar with SF movies. Thick storyboards made by Jodorowsky, who was scheduled for a 12-hour screening, were brought to various studios in Hollywood, and featured sci-fi movies such as “Star Wars”, “Terminator” and “Contact”, including composition, motifs, settings and ideas Had a great influence.
More than anything, the approach to the world of a person called Jodorowsky is magnificent and so
Sensitive. When you see them, you will be naturally attracted to him.
Mur murs /Agnes Varda
The story of street art in the wall in Los Angeles. Agnes like to walk, and the film was created because the painting on the wall represents a voice of racism and poverty by immigrants that are not featured in the media or art industry.
Agnes Varda is often engaged in all kinds of work, but she suffered from status and poverty because she was a feminist and she was separated from her husband Jacques Demy and had debt. It is expressed that it was out.
There are tragic facts, but I felt they have a realization that they are part of society and also they have huge energy.
Visages Villages /Agnes Varda
A movie released in Japan shortly before the death of Agnes Varda. Along with the photographer JR, it is necessary to “do not plan” the French countryside.
In a project called ”Inside Out” (JR’s participatory art project to post large portraits of people living in various places), Agnes and JR were take photos of people who various people they meet everywhere they go (people who have been raised without taking the horns of goat , postmen who met by chance etc…) and they print them large, and paste them on containers, houses, city walls, rocks.
You can see the fun of printing a message on a person’s face and sticking it to a message to society. The sea scene of Guy Bultan is the most impressive. I can’t describe Godard’s scene!
Cu-bop across the border /Shinichi Takahashi
A work that followed two Cuban musicians, saxophone player Cesar Lopez and pianist Axel Tosca. Lopez continues to work in Cuba and Tosca across New York. Why is jazz from the US is so popular in Cuba, an enemy country? It reflects its special cultural background. This film, filmed by director Takahashi, fighting Axel over and over again, is a rare degree of closely in a musician’s documentary film.
Above all, music is the best. If you were interested, google Cesar Lopez and Axel Tosca !
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