1. Why every film fan should know and remember Vilmos Zsigmond...

    This is a found-footage documentary exploring the work of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond who died on the 1st January this year.

    Subtitles are available. I will CC the titles of films soon.

    While researching and cutting this video, I was reminded of these words from Sylvia Plath:

    The night sky is only a sort of carbon paper,
    Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of stars
    Letting in the light, peephole after peephole---
    A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things.

    No copyright laws were intended to be broken. All rights to any material used remain courtesy of their respective owners.


    Bella Bartok: The Wooden Prince- Introduction
    Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony #10 In E Minor, Op. 93 - Andante, Allegro
    Leonard Cohen: Suzanne (instrumental)
    Pino Donaggio: Blow Out Main Theme

    Films Used:

    The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920
    Battleship Potemkin 1925
    Drifters 1929
    Man With a Movie Camera 1929
    Ivan the Terrible 1944
    Story of the Wholesale Produce Market 1963
    Deadwood ’76 1965
    Mondo Mod 1967
    Five Bloody Graves 1969
    McCabe and Mrs. Miller 1971
    The Hired Hand 1971
    Deliverance 1972
    The Long Goodbye 1973
    Scarecrow 1973
    The Sugarland Express 1974
    Obsession 1976
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
    The Deer Hunter 1978
    Winter Kills 1979
    The Rose 1979
    Heaven’s Gate 1980
    Blow Out 1981
    Jinxed 1982
    Real Genius 1985
    The Witches of Eastwick 1987
    The Two Jakes 1990
    The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990
    Maverick 1994
    The Ghost and the Darkness 1996
    Melinda and Melinda 2004
    The Black Dahlia 2006
    Cassandra’s Dream 2007
    You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010

    Interview sources:
    Blow Out blu-ray (Arrow Academy)
    Heaven’s Gate blu-ray (Second Sight)
    The Deer Hunter blu-ray (Studio Canal)

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