NYC films

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When Antonioni was asked if he would make a film about New York, he said: ‘yes I will, when the screen is no longer horizontal, but vertical’. Mrinal Sen calls this the language of cinema already projecting the city before our eyes (Sen 2002:288).


3 thoughts on “NYC films

  1. what a teaser. all of the above. Did Mrinal Sen make any NYC film/s? What is Sen 2002? he didnt write much so maybe i cd work it out. Are GreenUniv showing any Sen films?
    Was able to see Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade again at HRW fest. What a film!


  2. Thanks! I saw 2 films at HRW FF in March and I inevitably [?] compare them- Patwardhan’s dalits film/s which includes the tremendous Kabir Kala Manch; and before that, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing- about post Soeharto Indonesia.

    Perhaps I was too influenced by the post-film Q&A- Oppenheimer overplayed his notion of how personal responsibility could make monstrous killers out of any of us.


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