Claire Denis

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Persona
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Re: Claire Denis

#76 Post by Persona » Wed May 08, 2019 4:19 pm

L'Intrus is my favorite Denis

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Re: Claire Denis

#77 Post by John Cope » Wed May 08, 2019 5:40 pm

Persona wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:19 pm
L'Intrus is my favorite Denis
Yeah, it's probably mine as well. Which is why I kind of hesitated to recommend Beau Travail as it seems to me too aesthetically similar and if someone doesn't like L'Intrus then they probably won't like that much either. But I also don't like the apparently much loved 35 Shots of Rum so one should bear that in mind.

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Re: Claire Denis

#78 Post by dda1996a » Wed May 08, 2019 8:29 pm

And I find Linturs her worst, like 35 Shots and love Beau Travail. They're different enough imo

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Re: Claire Denis

#79 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed May 15, 2019 12:41 pm

Le Cinéma Club to relaunch on June 14th with Denis' New York-set 1991 short Keep It for Yourself.

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Re: Claire Denis

#80 Post by dda1996a » Wed May 15, 2019 2:13 pm

Wow! That's a double dose of great news

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Re: Claire Denis

#81 Post by bearcuborg » Wed May 15, 2019 2:40 pm

That’s quite a platform they have lined up. The website in progress looks someone’s phone camera is on while in their pocket though.
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Re: Claire Denis

#82 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:47 pm

Good BFI interview:
Cinema is also born as a fairground art, by people who were already on the margins in some way. Not the Lumière brothers, of course, they were industrialists. But they quickly came to film marginalised people, and most actors were people from the margins. So I think that it’s an obligation, for me. And gangsters aren’t the only kind of marginalised people. And cinema isn’t just about compassion, we don’t have to cry about the terrible misfortune of someone. We can also show to what extent marginalised people cope and pull through without necessarily calling for help.

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Satori
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Re: Claire Denis

#83 Post by Satori » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:25 pm

That is a great interview. Thanks for posting it. It is useful how it centers No Fear, No Die in her oeuvre. I think that is a great film that sometimes gets overlooked because of how many masterpieces she churned out in the 90s.

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Re: Claire Denis

#84 Post by criterionsnob » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:10 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Le Cinéma Club to relaunch on June 14th with Denis' New York-set 1991 short Keep It for Yourself.
This is streaming now for free for one week at Le Cinéma Club. It is a rare Japanese subtitled VHS copy currently streaming, but here's an update: Le Cinéma Club team believes they've "located the negatives of the film, and is hoping to be help restore them."

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Re: Claire Denis

#85 Post by furbicide » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:49 pm

It's an excellent and enjoyable short film, kind of like early Jim Jarmusch in many respects (indeed, it even features a John Lurie soundtrack, and Sara Driver has a cameo). Amazing the things that turn up – anyone know which anthology the film belonged to? Anyway, great to hear that the negatives have been located!

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Re: Claire Denis

#86 Post by zedz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:57 pm

furbicide wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:49 pm
It's an excellent and enjoyable short film, kind of like early Jim Jarmusch in many respects (indeed, it even features a John Lurie soundtrack, and Sara Driver has a cameo).
Makes sense, as she was assistant director on Down By Law.

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Re: Claire Denis

#87 Post by knives » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:54 am

There's a whole bunch of overlapping crew for sure. As to the short there's a summary below the video, but basically it was part of a feature car ad called Figaro.

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Re: Claire Denis

#88 Post by kuzine » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:10 pm

Anyone any idea how the first outdoors NYC tracking shot was done roughly 2 minutes in? It starts quite high up and ends up almost at street level. Would guess they used some existing transport but unless there is a cable car or something I haven't heard of, can't figure out what it is...

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