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  • The Day of the Beast

    The Day of the Beast

    March Around The World 2020: Spain

    The DVD of this Spanish film had been lying around in my collection unseen for the longest time, and I decided it was finally time for me to watch it. Director Álex de la Iglesia is known for his twisted tales full of dark humour, and he certainly doesn't hold back here. Centered around a priest who claims to have calculated the exact day the Antichrist will be born on Earth and desperately trying…

  • Sleepwalking Land

    Sleepwalking Land

    March Around The World 2020: Mozambique

    A small boy and and older man wander around war-torn Mozambique, not related but thrown together by circumstances, or rather the older man taking pity on the boy who had been left for dead. They come across a burnt-out bus full of dead bodies, and after clearing them out and burying them decide to make a temporary home for themselves there. One of the dead passengers had a suitcase that contained a notebook, and…

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

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    Film #3 of my Scavenger Hunt #3 Challenge
    Task #30: A film depicting medieval times
    letterboxd.com/grany/list/scavenger-hunt-3/
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    This is of course best known for the playing chess against Death scenes, referenced and parodied multiple times. I had always assumed there was a sense of metaphysical doom and gloom dominating the entire proceedings but was surprised to find that the film has many light and humorous moments throughout. The medieval setting brings a disillusioned knight returning from the crusades back…

  • Koyaanisqatsi

    Koyaanisqatsi

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    Film #4 of my Scavenger Hunt #3 Challenge
    Task #15: An avant-garde film
    letterboxd.com/grany/list/scavenger-hunt-3/
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    Does dialogue-free visual poetry sound avant-garde enough for you? I had always wondered whether any film would follow in the footsteps of Dziga Vertovs “Man With A Movie Camera” in trying to use image composition as the sole way of telling a story. It took about half a century, but here we are. Of course times are different now, and some of the footage,…