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View Diary: Do You Have a Favorite B & W Movie? IAN: September 19, 2013 (160 comments)

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  •  Woman in the Dunes (1964) (15+ / 0-)

    Granular on the screen, but ever so subtle.

    Description of the film from Criterion.com: "One of the sixties’ great international art-house sensations, Woman in the Dunes was for many the grand unveiling of the surreal, idiosyncratic worldview of Hiroshi Teshigahara. Eija Okada plays an amateur entomologist who has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert; when he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow (Kiyoko Kishida) who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema’s most bristling, unnerving, and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of everyday Sisyphean struggle, for which Teshigahara received an Academy Award nomination for best director."

    This film changed how I understood the medium.

    Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos". (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

    by Zinman on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:15:41 PM PDT

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