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Monday, January 07, 2008

Blogathon 2008

Contemplative Cinema Blogathon (6-13 January 2008)

CONTRIBUTIONS 2008
  1. The Wind Blows Where It Will by Tucker (at PilgrimAkimbo)
  2. Kagadanan Sa Banwaan Ning Mga Engkanto (2007) by Oggs Cruz (at Lessons From the School of Inattention)
  3. Autohystoria (2007) by Oggs Cruz (at Lessons From the School of Inattention)
  4. Voices, Tilted Screens and Extended Scenes of Loneliness: Filipinos in High Definition (2007) by Oggs Cruz (at Lessons From the School of Inattention)
  5. Dialogue vs. Duplicity: Notes on Syndromes and a Century and I Don't Want To Sleep Alone by Ryland Walker Knight (at The House Next Door)
  6. The Grit of Postsocialist Discourse: Aesthetic Realism in Jia ZhangKe's Platform and Unknown Pleasures by Edwin Mak (at Faster than instant noodles)
  7. Wrong Move & our institution of high art by Tucker (at PilgrimAkimbo)
  8. Huling Balyan ng Buhi (2006) by Oggs Cruz (at Lessons From the School of Inattention)
  9. Blessed are meek - The kite runner (2007) by Acumensch (at aeconomics)
  10. Voices; Syndromes and a Century and Autohystoria by Dodo Dayao (at Piling Piling Pelikula)
  11. Zhang Yuedong's Mid Afternoon Barks by Edwin Mak (at Faster than instant noodles)
  12. Contemplative Films as Art Films by weepingsam (at The Listening Ear)
  13. The Hook: Scene Transitions in Classical Cinema by David Bordwell (at David Bordwell's website on cinema)
  14. Kagadanan sa banwaan ning mga Engkanto (Death in the Land of Encantos, Lav Diaz, 2007) by Noel Vera (at Critics After Dark)
  15. The Root of Mutism by HarryTuttle (at Unspoken Cinema)
  16. Phantom Love (2007, Nina Menkes) by Filmsick (at Limiteless Cinema)
  17. Blissfully His by Nathan Lee (at Village Voice)
  18. Death in the Land of Encantos (Lav Diaz, The Philippines) By Robert Koehler (at Cinemascope)
  19. Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, US) By Jerry White (at Cinemascope)
  20. Still Light: Peter Lorre's morbid contemplation in 'Mad Love' By Glenn Kenny (at Premiere)
  21. On Pointing Camera by Dave (at Chained to the cinematheque)
  22. Paraguayan Hammock (2006) by Oggs Cruz (at Lessons From the School of Inattention)
  23. Father and Son (Alexander Sokurov) by Mike Grost (at Classic Film and Television)
  24. Castro Street (Bruce Baillie) by Mike Grost (at Classic Film and Television)
  25. Rag and Bone (James D. Parriott) by Mike Grost (at Classic Film and Television)
  26. The Wishing Ring (Maurice Tourneur) by Mike Grost (at Classic Film and Television)
  27. Chantal Akerman: Walking Woman by Adrian Martin (at Unspoken Cinema)
  28. Cafe Lumiere: 35mm poetry by Kunal Mehra (at The Wind Blows Where It Will)
  29. Approaching Colossal Youth by David Pratt-Robson (at videoarcadia)
  30. Time, Memory, Mystery, Narrative by Tucker (at PilgrimAkimbo). An examination of Andrey Tarkovsky's approach to time in cinema.
  31. Fate (1994, Fred Kelemen) by Filmsick (at Limitless Cinema)
  32. Fiant on contemporary mutic cinema by HarryTuttle (at Unspoken Cinema)
  33. Reflections on urban space, public screen and interactivity by Dong Liang (at Noira-Blanchè-Rougi)
  34. Andrei Rublev's duration. Speckled faith and running water and horses and a great big bell (part 1) by Ryland Walker Knight (at Vinyl is Images)
  35. Notes on Variations, Mostly by weepingsam (at The Listening Ear)
  36. Romney on the Contemplative trend by HarryTuttle (at Unspoken Cinema)
  37. (your new post here)

ROUNDTABLES

  1. CCC synopsis
  2. Experiential Cinema

ANTICIPATORY READING

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20 comments:

Acumensch said...

How does the film blogathon work? Can I submit a film review that I recently wrote?

http://aeconomics.blogspot.com/2007/12/blessed-are-meek-kite-runner-2007.html

Marina said...

Congratulations on the beginning of the blog-a-thon!

I'm really eager to participate and read the contributions but, unfortunately, would only be able to do so after mid-February. So, I really hope that the discussions would last a bit longer... :)

In February I'll probably try to make clear to myself something that has been bothering me for a while - the notion of Aristotle about the highest and most virtuous, therefore happiest, life, that is, contemplation. Of course, it cannot be taken directly, but it implies some ideas, almost aesthetical when thought of as artistic. And I think it would be refreshing to cast some Ancient shadows. :) Bergson would have to wait untill then too...

So, I hope that in February there will be activity as well.

HarryTuttle said...

Sure Acumensch, you just did.

Hi Marina,
nice to see you back. I wish this blogathon would last until February! ;) But people got tired of it last time. So hopefully we can pack as much contributions in just one week this time. Though I'm sure we can still discuss the isses when you get the time. I'll be there at least. You know this is a non-stop blog.

Carlos Ferrão said...

Thanks for linking to my article, Harry. I will post something this weekend for the blogathon.

weepingsam said...

I have a post up - looking at CC in relation to some of the categories in Bordwell's new Poetics of Cinema book.

Contemplative Cinema as Art Film

I hope to add some more - probably about CC devices infiltrating mainstream films, and "parametric" devices in CC...

Noel Vera said...

Hi, Harry, was wondering if you'd accept this old post as part of the 'thon...

HarryTuttle said...

Of course Noel, why not? Encantos seems to be the film of the year here! And I didn't even see it... that gives me something to look forward to at least. Thanks for teh recommendation guys!

HarryTuttle said...

Sorry for the broken link, I fixed the url for The Hook: Scene Transitions in Classical Cinema by David Bordwell. He describes a narrative device for conventional cinema, but at the end he expands his thoughts on non-conventional cinema (experimental, non-narrative, or experiential as Jmac puts it)

HarryTuttle said...

Fourth review on Death in the Land of Encantos by Robert Koehler at Cinemascope! This one becomes the most anticipated film of 2008!

Also another couple of articles in cinemascope (on Werner Herzog's documentary and on CCC at TIFF 2007) and an article on Apichatpong by Nathan Lee at Village Voice.

HarryTuttle said...

Whoohoo! The blogathon is getting famous. Critic Glenn Kenny posted an article (on Peter Lorre's acting in Mad Love 1935) especially for the blogathon on his blog at Premiere! :)
Awesome. hehe.

Oggs Cruz said...

Hi Harry, another article from the archives. Really really beautiful film, by the way.

http://oggsmoggs.blogspot.com/2007/05/paraguayan-hammock-2006.html

Mike Grost said...

This is Mike Grost, of "Classic Film and Television":
http://members.aol.com/MG4273/film.htm
with some posts:
On "Father and Son" (Alexander Sokurov):
http://members.aol.com/MG4273/sokurov.htm
On "Castro Street" (Bruce Baillie):
http://members.aol.com/MG4273/baillie.htm
On "Rag and Bone" (James D. Parriott):
http://members.aol.com/MG4273/parriott.htm
On "The Wishing Ring" (Maurice Tourneur):
http://members.aol.com/MG4273/mtour.htm

HarryTuttle said...

Thanks for this review Oggs Cruz, I loved Hamaca Paraguaya!

Hi Mike Grost, welcome to the blogathon. I've only seen one among these 4 films.

And Adrian Martin just sent me an unpublished article on Akerman and cinematic strolls, to participate in the blogathon!

David said...

Hi Harry, my contribution is here:

http://videoarcadia.blogspot.com/2008/01/approaching-colossal-youth.html

Thanks very much,
DPR.

HarryTuttle said...

Thanks for your participation David. Welcome back to the blogathon. This is a great essay on Pedro Costa!

More contributions arrived:
- Cafe Lumiere: 35mm poetry by Kunal Mehra the filmmaker who made The Wind Blows Where It Will (which is reviewed by Tucker, see above)
- Time, Memory, Mystery, Narrative by Tucker (at PilgrimAkimbo). An examination of Andrei Tarkovsky's approach to time in cinema.
- Fate (1994, Fred Kelemen) by Filmsick (at Limitless Cinema) translated by CelineJulie

Ryland Walker Knight said...

Harry: here's the FIRST PART of my late submission. More later in the evening, or maybe tomorrow morning, as I must watch _The Wire_ tonight.

HarryTuttle said...

Thanks Ryland, don't worry late submissions are always welcome. I didn't even have time to comment much this week, or to post all the things I wanted to write on. So next week shall be dedicated to look back on all the contributions and hopefully more contributions.

More contributions:

-One I found on the blogosphere, dealing with architecture, urbanism and spectatorship that questions the same issues we are discussing here :
Reflections on urban space, public screen and interactivity by Dong Liang (at Noira-Blanchè-Rougi)

-and my notes on an article by Antony Fiant from 2004, on the mutism in cinema.

HarryTuttle said...

A post I missed on Sunday : Notes on Variations, Mostly by weepingsam (at The Listening Ear)

weepingsam said...

Thanks Harry - I finished that up late Sunday and was out late Monday, so hadn't dropped by with a note...

HarryTuttle said...

Well if we're not waiting anymore late submissions, we shall warp this up with a speech...