In Reply to: There is something good about slow moving flicks posted by violinist3 on May 5, 2020 at 18:16:42:
They demand a different mind set from the viewer. Just as a novel and a poem make different demands on a reader, so do more visual, cerebral films. Poems take some effort (the good ones) to disentangle, the meaning isn't obvious: that would defeat the purpose of non-declarative discourse.
The films of Tarkovski and Tarr, of Antonioni and Bi Gan make similar demands upon the viewer; he must be an active, not passive, participant.
It's certainly not for everyone---it's a completely different experience that takes time to appreciate.
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Topic - The Machinegun Elly (spoiler allert) - Victor Khomenko 08:24:27 05/05/20 (10)
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- RE: The Machinegun Elly (spoiler allert) - JDK 04:17:13 05/18/20 (0)
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- I know about that one - Victor Khomenko 10:28:54 05/05/20 (4)
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