Motion Pictures at a Revolution

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Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express  (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)

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thechosenjuan said: I think my only qualm with your essay was comparing Born This Way to Metropolis because, c’mon, how do you bring that up and not mention Fincher’s Express Yourself video?

I’m dumb and forgot to mention that. Darn, missed a real opportunity there. My bad. (I also never really associated the two together despite their similarities.) 

this escalated quickly. 

this escalated quickly. 

tylekurner:


because of her unapologetic bombast. Too often, though, she may have been written off as “weird”, from her odd fashion decisions, her performance art appearances on TV, and, of course, her music videos. Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, through her strange videos presents a vision, often of powerful women and the subversion of fame, through each of her music videos. Sometimes straddling the line between film and music video, Lady Gaga, though not always the director of these videos, is always the auteur behind them.
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- Find Your Jesus, Find Your Kubrick: Lady Gaga as Auteur // Sound on Sight

tylekurner:

because of her unapologetic bombast. Too often, though, she may have been written off as “weird”, from her odd fashion decisions, her performance art appearances on TV, and, of course, her music videos. Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, through her strange videos presents a vision, often of powerful women and the subversion of fame, through each of her music videos. Sometimes straddling the line between film and music video, Lady Gaga, though not always the director of these videos, is always the auteur behind them.

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- Find Your Jesus, Find Your Kubrick: Lady Gaga as Auteur // Sound on Sight

tylekurner:

I have a strange soft spot for incredibly cynical movie musicals; films that deconstruct the very idealism that the genre set out to peddle. From a deep appreciation of Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, to an abiding love for Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, to even tolerance for Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge!– such disillusionment gives me a strange sense of pleasure. Maybe it’s because I’m slightly (ha) cynical myself, but there has to be a certain ambition to use a genre that is often associated with blind joy and subvert those very notions. That isn’t to say I don’t love a happy musical by any means (Singin’ in the Rain is celluloid joy), it’s just more interesting when a genre film is unusually, and thanklessly, honest about its subject matter.

Such is Herbert Ross’ Pennies from Heaven (1981), a film that is both deeply jaded and yet incredibly frank about its emotions, essentially becoming a commentary on escapism and the painful compromise between reality and fantasy.

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- Lavish Cynicism: Herbert Ross’s Pennies from Heaven // The Black Maria

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