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« on: December 01, 2006, 10:49:58 PM »
In my Metaphysical Marathon, I'd include Kieslowski's Tricolor trilogy; Wenders' Wings of Desire; Duvall's The Apostle; Axel's Babette's Feast; and Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev. Of course, there are about a million others that could qualify. The awards could be the "Sorens" (after Kirkegaard).

I have to fess up that the real reason I'm suggesting this is because I love Kieslowski's films so much.


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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 12:17:54 PM »
Andre Rublev has a lot working for it, but I found the experience of watching it excruciating. It's incredibly long, but Tarkofsky's directon and cinematography in the film are masterful. I just never managed to connect with any of the characters, so it's more an outside look at a work of art for me, rather than a cinema experience.


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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 02:46:44 PM »
I felt that coldness about Solaris, I more admire it than like it.  But Andrei Rublev I connected with completely.

Can't have a metaphysical marathon without Robert Bresson and Carl Theodor Dreyer.  For Bresson: Au Hasard Balthazar is a good place to start, but Diary Of A Country Priest is more specifically metaphysical.  For Dreyer: The Passion of Joan Of Arc, of course, but Day Of Wrath and especially Ordet may be more metaphysical.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 03:44:14 PM »
How about I [Heart] Huckabees. 'Nough of that old stuff.