Eyes Wide Shut (BFI Classics) by Michel Chion

By Michel Chion

Michel Chion is one of the movie students, all foreign, who focus on Kubrick. during this ebook he makes a speciality of one movie, Kubrick's arguable ultimate movie, and makes a declare that Eyes huge close is between Kubrick's masterpieces.

Show description

Read Online or Download Eyes Wide Shut (BFI Classics) PDF

Best film books

The Film Paintings of David Lynch: Challenging Film Theory

Probably the most distinct filmmakers operating this present day, David Lynch is a director whose imaginative and prescient of cinema is firmly rooted in nice paintings. He used to be influenced to make his first movie as a pupil simply because he sought after a portray that “would relatively have the ability to circulation. ” such a lot current experiences of Lynch, even though, fail to interact absolutely with the complexities of his films’ courting to different artwork varieties.

An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film

Maya Deren’s 4 sixteen mm. motion pictures have already received massive acclaim. confident that there has been poetry within the digital camera, she defied all advertisement construction conventions and began to make movies with in simple terms traditional novice apparatus. Her first, MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (1943), was once made along with her husband Alexander Hammid, whose films–FORGOTTEN VILLAGE, concern, HYMN OF THE international locations (Toscannini) and others–reveal additionally that devotion to the poetry of imaginative and prescient which shaped the typical floor in their collaboration.

The Matrix (BFI Modern Classics)

From Amazon: "The Matrix (1999) used to be a real end-of-the-millennium motion picture, an announcement of the yankee Zeitgeist, and a diagnosis for the way forward for big-budget Hollywood filmmaking. Starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, a working laptop or computer programmer remodeled right into a messianic freedom fighter, The Matrix blends technology fiction with conspiracy mystery conventions and outlandish martial arts created with groundbreaking electronic suggestions.

The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories

Now not in the past we have been spectators, passive shoppers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and fb and Twitter, we're media. not content material in our conventional function as sofa potatoes, we technique tv exhibits, video clips, even advertisements as invites to participate—as studies to immerse ourselves in at will.

Additional info for Eyes Wide Shut (BFI Classics)

Example text

Loving aml close couple. But the lilm has to separate them to hring them hack together. /\t the heginning we think we're going lo follow them hoth; a little later on \\'e are surprised by the change of tack. 14. ’ ()mI/gr stans in a lyrical. haroque sl_\'le, its sets tlescrihing a world of anticipation in an uneenain_ nocturnal future: then. from the moment that Alex is imprisonetl, it depicts an increasingly tliumal worltl. '/nrL‘1ru/'L' ever more closely resenthling contemporary Englantl. Full Mt'Iu/_Ii1rL'ul hegins hy concentrating on the training of the marines.

Httt |na_\' stem from the exceptional success of her early scenes (the dance with the I Iungarian, the ‘moment oll truth’ in the heclruutn I. tvhere she is so seductive and lull ol‘ life that one could spelttl the entire lilm tvatehing her. The greatest director itt the tvorltl cannot prevent a liltn from hecoming 'unhalancetl‘ sontetintes, not hecause an actor is not as gootl hut hccattse that actor is much hetter than \ve thought. /\s lnr the weakness oi‘ the scenes at the Sotnerton palace. I still have the lleeling that Kuhrick had not found the right tvay to do them.

The surprising thing is that it is also a film ahout e\'ervda_\~ life. 13. ‘Life goes on. /1 ‘Of course life has no point. ll‘ it had. man would not he lree. 1n/ is a lilnt that talks ahout life: a lilm that deserihes e\'er_\'dav life through a couple who ha\'e procreated and perpetuated life. and as such it has no precise meaning. The Shostakovieh waltz, which we hear three times during the lilm. is expressive oli movement. melancholic heauty and linitude all at once. lt evokes a couple, a family ~ moreover.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 14 votes

Related posts