Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Solaris, Jul 2, 2018.
German Fassbinder blus are often missing english subtitles, that's what I referred to
I had the Criterion Alexanderplatz box several years ago (which I sold) and have the Second Sight on order (which stretches the program over 4 discs, instead of the Criterion's 3 discs.
Fassbinder's creativity and productivity packed into his 37 years is pretty staggering.
The Second Sight set got a more favourable review on DVDBeaver, which is why I went with that one. I've never watched the Criterion version.
It’s the superior edition, without doubt. And, unlike the Criterion, it runs at the correct frame rate.
Very big fan. I’ve almost all of his films, with the notable excerptions of Lilil Marlene and Querelle.
I’m not sure why Bergman has such a reputation for being a ‘downer’ filmmaker; Fassbinder, imo, is far, far bleaker.
Martha (1974) may be the most horrifying mainstream film ever made. I don’t think I could watch it again - far too disturbing and bleak.
Personal favourite is probably The Merchant Of Four Seasons. That one’s also pretty bleak.
Bergman is another director that I have done a marathon viewing for. I had only seen three or four of his films but picked up the Criterion box because it looked impressive (and I wasn't disappointed). I acquired the few other films missing from the box and over the course of a couple of months, watched everything chronologically.
Last week I told a friend that the long-awaited Fassbinder Vol. 3 was imminent and I was ready to start my next marathon. His comment was 'Bergman was too upbeat for you?'.
I've seen most of Bergman. I don't think his reputation for being sunk in gloom is entirely deserved. He made plenty of comedies, especially early in his career. Shame was the only one I can recall finding unrelievedly bleak.
Fassbinder also had his 'lighter' moments, but they were very few and far between - even a 'comedy' like Satan's Brew is fairly disturbing.
Just curious: what Bergman films are missing from the box set?
It Rains on Our Love (1946)
Music in Darkness (1948)
This Can’t Happen Here (1950)
Mr Sleeman is Coming (1957) TV Movie
The Venetian (1958) TV Movie
Rabies (1958) TV Movie
Storm Weather (1960) TV Movie
A Dream Play (1963) TV Movie
Don Juan (1965) TV Movie
The Misanthrope (1974) TV Movie
Face to Face (1976)
Hustruskolan (1983) TV Movie
Dom Juan (1985) TV Movie
The Blessed Ones (1986) TV Movie
Madame de Sade (1992) TV Movie
Backaterna (1993) TV Movie
The Last Gasp (1995) TV Movie
In the Presence of a Clown (1997) TV Movie
The Image Makers (2000) TV Movie
That is WAY more than I would have guessed! Thanks.
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