Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Long Take Films

Here is a rough list of what I am considering showing in the fall for my Long Take course…well if it’s not canceled. I tried my best to balance post WWII directors who pioneered the long-take as well consider different types of long-takes (minimalist, elaborate camera movements, sequence shots, etc.) I wouldn’t be screening any early silent films but would, for instance, work in Lumière shorts as examples of the aesthetic evolution from the era to the present. One or two of these might be cut:

Rope (Hitchcock, 1948)
Ugestu (Mizoguchi, 1953)
The Earrings of Madame de… (Ophuls, 1953)
Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)
The Red and The White (Jancso, 1967)
Playtime (Tati, 1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968) or The Shining?
Jeanne Dielman (Akerman, 1975)….I don’t know if undergrads will sit through this on their own since they would have to watch these films outside of class.
The Passenger (Antonioni, 1975) or Red Desert (1964)
The Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1975)
Sacrifice (Tarkvosky, 1986)
Eternity and a Day (Angelopoulous, 1998)
Flowers of Shanhai (Hsiao-hsien, 1998)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, 2000)
Russian Ark (Surkov, 2002)

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