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Notes and Addenda

First, a big apology to anyone who is following this blog. I didn’t realize that when you hit “publish” the post goes out in an email to anyone who signed up to follow it. Since I sometimes publish before I’m … Continue reading

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Whity (1971)

It’s finally happened. What had until recently felt like a burden and a chore is becoming a fixation. All I want to do now is watch Fassbinder movies. I’m neglecting my duties, ignoring my family. I can’t believe it. The … Continue reading

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The American Soldier (1970)

The American Soldier arrived from Netflix around Christmas and sat by the TV, unwatched, for nearly four months. So admittedly the stakes—or my expectations—were a little higher than usual by the time I finally watched it. What a disappointment, in … Continue reading

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Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

Wow. What a silly idea this was. I’m not even managing to watch one of these a month. How am I going to get through the entirety of Fassbinder’s feature film output by next September? I really did not think … Continue reading

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Gods of the Plague (1970)

After a shamefully long hiatus—during which time I have come to realize the folly of this endeavor at this particular time in my life (thanks, Dave!)—I’m back at it. Acutely aware of how much my world and worldview have changed … Continue reading

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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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Willkommen!

I’m preparing to launch my blog, In a Year with 44 Films, My Year in Fassbinder. I am looking at this incredibly user-friendly UI and feeling, well, panic. It’s not friendly enough! Do I have the patience to learn it? … Continue reading

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