Thursday, 7 February 2008
The Deeply Superficial Blog-a-thon is taking place over at South Dakota Dark all week long. This post has been submitted as part of it.
When I read about the Deeply Superficial Blog-a-thon, I pretty much knew that I'd be going heavy on the screenshots. But what to choose?
I've already done screenshots galore for other beautiful looking films like Tears Of The Black Tiger, Citizen Dog, Princess Raccoon, Pistol Opera and Genesis, so I had to randomly cobble a few choices together. I was finding it difficult in a few spots though, as the beauty of some of the scenes I wanted to capture only really came through with the movement of the characters, objects or the camera itself. A film like "Koyaanisqatsi" might not come across as being a gorgeous feast for the eyes without getting the full motion of many of those scenes.
But anyway, here's a bunch of screen captures that I just love to look at...I guess I could discuss several of them, but then that would be running the risk of being only Somewhat Superficial.
Double Suicide (1969 - Masahiro Shinoda)
Samurai Spy (1965 - Masahiro Shinoda)
Shinoda would make a terrifc choice for one of those Eclipse box sets.
8 1/2 (1963 - Federico Fellini)
Onibaba (1964 - Kaneto Shindo)
Lady Vengeance (2005 - Chan-wook Park)
Raise The Red Lantern (1991 - Zhang Yimou)
Dolls (2002 - Takeshi Kitano)
Metropolis (2001 - Rintaro)
The Tales Of Hoffmann (1951 - Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
The Conformist (1970 - Bernardo Bertolucci)