The All Purpose Rainer Werner Fassbinder thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Solaris, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    Austria
    German Fassbinder blus are often missing english subtitles, that's what I referred to :)
     
  2. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    Gotcha, thanks!
     
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  3. jwoverho

    jwoverho Licensed Drug Dealer

    Location:
    Mobile, AL USA
    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.
     
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  4. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    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.
     
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  5. stepeanut

    stepeanut Has Anybody Seen My Love?

    It’s the superior edition, without doubt. And, unlike the Criterion, it runs at the correct frame rate.
     
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  6. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Location:
    Britain, Europe
    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.
     
  7. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    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?'.
     
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  8. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Location:
    Britain, Europe

    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.
     
  9. jpmosu

    jpmosu a.k.a. Mr. Jones

    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    Just curious: what Bergman films are missing from the box set?
     
  10. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    • It Rains on Our Love (1946)

    • Music in Darkness (1948)

    • Prison (1949)

    • 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
     
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  11. jpmosu

    jpmosu a.k.a. Mr. Jones

    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    That is WAY more than I would have guessed! Thanks.
     

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