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Five Films about Filmmaking

To celebrate our screening of Maurice Hatton’s Long Shot (1978), about a couple of filmmakers struggling to get their dream project set up at 1977’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, we recommend five more films about filmmaking… noch 412 Wörter

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot!: "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant"

Sometimes one of the trickier parts of this series is that a film’s visual power can’t always be conveyed by a still image. Camera movement or shot duration can be as revealing as the composition of the frame, and despite evidence to the contrary, the internet can only contain so many gifs. noch 457 Wörter

Martha (1974)

The iconic Christian Dior houndstooth perfume bottle appears on Martha’s hotel bathroom shelf while she’s in Rome with her father. The front label is not visible, so it’s impossible to tell what fragrance she wore. noch 20 Wörter

Perfumes In Movies

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant

Las amargas lágrimas de Petra von Kant (1972)

Petra von Kant es una exitosa diseñadora de modas. Una mujer arrogante, egoísta, caprichosa y altiva, quien trata de manera abusiva a su sirviente Marlene. noch 470 Wörter


Back to the Future

About an hour and 13 minutes into „Kamikaze 89“ (1982), director and writer Wolf Gremm’s manic view of a dystopian future, loyal and competent assistant Anton (Günther Kaufmann), says to his mercurial boss, Police-lieutenant Jansen (the great auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder), „Tell me, what the hell is going on?“ A BMW 2002 that looks like it was finger painted is intentionally side-swiping their Mercedes as they speed down the autobahn. noch 364 Wörter


The Line Between Ideology and Freedom: Fassbinder's Effi Briest

The artistic peak of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Fontane Effi Briest effortlessly mixes the director’s stark hyperrealism, subdued dark humour and monochrome expressionism with the signature poetic realism and chess-board character structure of Theodor Fontane’s sublime novel (which I would recommend to any to read, a masterwork of social criticism and transcendent realism in its own right). noch 400 Wörter

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