Friday, December 4, 2009

3 days in wondermovieland

music: Anouk - Michel

I've always thought that deconstructing and analyzing movies takes away the magic. I couldn't have been any more wrong. It's the exact opposite.


For three days, I've been in wondermovieland. CCF organized un atelier d'analyse de l'image avec Florent Darmon, and it was amazing! I was in awe the whole time I was listening to Darmon. (Plus, it's like the Refresh button on my French was activated.)

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The most important thing I've learned is that I know nothing about cinema. I hadn't seen any of the movies presented during the workshop (at least I had an affirmative answer to the question "Vous connaissez Godard?"), and I realized that I don't even know how to watch a movie. I only follow the narrative line (if there's one) and analyze the thematic aspects of the movie. Hopefully, all this will change. Also, I've come to the conclusion that the quantity of movies I watch is not that important (they say a film critic should have seen over 1000 essential movies); I guess it's more important to watch the same movie several times in order to be able to analyze it in great detail. Then, if I learn how to analyze movies by the book, I can start worrying about the quantity too.

The first thing that I need to do now is to watch all the movies analyzed during the workshop (listed below) and then take all my books about cinema and seriously start learning.

3 comments:

alex moldovan said...

Ce rău îmi pare că n-am ştiut... Cu toată franceza mea primitivă :D

plectrude said...

Tipul va mai reveni. Prin aprilie, parcă. Ne-a și întrebat dacă am vrea să facem ceva practic sau tot analiză. Când voi primi info despre următorul atelier, te voi anunța și pe tine :)

Cât despre franceză... contează doar să înțelegi cât de cât. Nici a mea nu e grozavă f(^_^); n-am mai vorbit-o de aprox 1 an și jum.

alex moldovan said...

Mersi mult :).