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2.03.2006

Religious Themes in Cinema

So guys, it's Friday night and guess where I am- Class
That's right Religious Themes in Cinema- thankfully it's my last class, in fact this is the last class of my undergraduate degree. I'll throw some movie's out for you film buffs: The Sacrafice , Stalker, Dekalog , Trios couleurs: Rouge and a few others- so I'm sure I'll sound so un-academic but seriously watching six hours of films in Russian sometimes can make you want to poke your eyes out. Tonight is the first night that we were allowed to talk about "Hollywood" films. Well we're talking about the rating systems and the differences between Canada and the US. Well, I'm so bored but I suppose I should pay a litle more attention- peace out

13 Comments:

Blogger Gator said...

My word. If I had a laptop and wireless campus when I was in college, I wouldn't have learned how to spell my name.

10:37 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Sacrifice, Stalker - I've actually been on a Tarkovsky binge lately, Lark. What'd you think of these two? (I haven't seen 'em yet.)

And sorry to be a film nerd, but what'd you think of Dekalog and the Three Colors Trilogy?

11:55 AM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

I like Aladdin!

1:19 PM

 
Blogger Lark said...

so....I'm honestly much more of a fan of the Dekalog and the Three Colors Trilogy than the work of Tarkovsky. However, the symbolism between the two and the similarities in the transcendentalist style is very interesting. Of the two I preferred Sacrifice to Stalker, and the Red trilogy to the Dekalog..and Kieslowski's work to Tarkovsky it's a little more watcher friendly if that's at all possible? What are you thoughts?

1:49 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Tarkovsky made this movie, Andrei Rublev that just kills me. It's almost four hours long and just...amazing. Hard to explain. I haven't seen Sacrifice or Stalker though, but I HAVE seen Dekalog and Three Colors. I definitely agree that Kieslowski is more approachable than Tarkovsky. By a long shot. But he's definitely not "pop" or anything. The end of the trilogy is insane, when we see all the characters come together, centered around, and surviving, a single tragic event. (Representative of Christianity? STE = crucifixion? I don't know.) I remember Red being my favorite film of the trilogy.

The Dekalog, however, is just plain amazing. I like how it sets out to "diagram" the Ten Commandments - Old Testament law - but then blurs each commandment (i.e. each episode does not neccesarily adhere to one commandment, i.e. the law is more about the spirit than the letter, i.e. New Testament law.)

You might like these movies too, Spidey.

9:41 AM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

and chilly gets thru the first three comments and trails off by the fourth one... never to return again....

12:42 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

I agree, isn't there another weblog for this kind of thing?

Just saying,

..with love,
~Spidey

1:32 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

at least there's some action on the blog again.

6:37 PM

 
Blogger Spiffer said...

I really wish "matt" and "michael k." could be replaced with "sushi" and "jav" titles on the blog. maybe i'm being selfish or stubborn. ; )

11:05 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

well, I think it's because michael k. and I maintain other blogs, unrelated to daycamp on here. Well, I don't really anymore...so maybe I'll change that.

11:15 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

i don't know. rather: i do know. i'm fine with the day camp name within the confines of mt. hermon - and totally fine with whoever wants to call me "jav" outside of those confines - but i prefer michael when it comes to myself. i never reached the point where "jav" felt like me, you know? michael feels right.

8:20 AM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

Be happy Jav! I can't get my camp name to stop following me around school.

~Spidey

5:02 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

That's the point, Spidey: I am happy.

10:44 PM

 

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