Monthly Archives: September 2011

Katzelmacher (1969)

OK, here we go. This is classic early Fassbinder. Very stylized, theatrical, rhythmically slow, didactic. Gorgeous. Excruciating. Did I say slow? Great stylistic motifs. Lovely music, self-consciously foregrounded (never used invisibly to merely cue emotion). Beautiful flat, frontal framing. Luminous … Continue reading

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Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)

OK, so I broke the only rule I’d  set for this damn project before I even got going: I watched the first two movies out of order. Love is Colder Than Death (feature film #1)  is available on Netflix, surprisingly … Continue reading

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