Monthly Archives: November 2009

Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1979)

Cinematically, man is made peripheral to this world. Sounds burst from the dark and leafy spaces out-of-frame: sounds of lowing, screaming, cackling, hissing wildlife. The camera takes the position of kookaburas, possums and dugongs: it perches, it slithers, it swims. … Continue reading

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The Saragossa Manuscript (RÄ™kopis znaleziony w Saragossie) (Wojciech Has, 1965)

It speaks to the supernatural powers of this strange film that we are often delighted as spectators by its portents of death: a skull goblet, a gibbet, a vulture, the black robes of the Spanish Inquisition. In spite of the … Continue reading

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