Day 2 – four films

Unfortunately, due to the snow, I-80 was closed on and off throughout the day, so film personnel were not brought down the hill from Park City for Q&A.  Thus, there no photos with important persons today, but there is still haiku.  (And just how cheeky is that: thousands of hours and millions of dollars getting summarized in 17 syllables?)  

1/2 Revolution (World Documentary):  The immediate in-your-face chaotic filming reflects the scariness of a mob in revolution.

Anger and chaos
     Black hole of revolution.
     Did anything change?

With friends for 1/2 Revolution

The Queen of Versailles (US Documentary):  The ultimate in tackiness and narcissism.  As an audience member, it was difficult not to be embarrassed for them.
     Gorgeous trophy wife
     Mesmerizing mammaries
     Boo boob bankruptcy
Elena (Spotlight): This (very) slow moving film builds in intensity without notice and leaves you wondering what the motivation really was.  Crafty use of an original Philip Glass score.

     Philip glass cello
     Tell tale heart throbbing
     Viagra to death

And contributed by Sarah:

     Melancholic throbbing
     Atmospheric sound scapes
     Mother strangles wife
Big Boys Gone Bananas (World Documentary):  Classic story.  David prevails over Goliath.  In this case it is little-bitty film maker vs. international corporation.  The film and story are dry, but they make their case and get their point across.
     Film offends chairman
     Banana thugs sue artist
     Swedes defend free speech
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6 thoughts on “Day 2 – four films

  1. What was original about the Phillp Glass score? Meaning #… Can’t imagine he is really doing much original (#2) work at age 75.
    o·rig·i·nal
       [uh-rij-uh-nl] Show IPA
    adjective
    1.
    belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something, or to a thing at its beginning: The book still has its original binding.
    2.
    new; fresh; inventive; novel: an original way of advertising.
    3.
    arising or proceeding independently of anything else: an original view of history.
    4.
    capable of or given to thinking or acting in an independent, creative, or individual manner: an original thinker.
    5.
    created, undertaken, or presented for the first time: to give the original performance of a string quartet

  2. Sounds like a great day. I can’t believe we didn’t see you at *The Queen of Versailles*! Were you on the balcony? I was very disappointed that Lauren Greenfield couldn’t get down from Park City because her perspective about the Siegels would have been fascinating.

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