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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Jean-Michel Folon

15 November 2014 8:42 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Six in Paris (Rohmer, Godard, Douchet, Chabrol, Pollet & Rouch, France, 1965).

One of France’s best-loved illustrators, Jean-Michel Folon (1934-2005) was a prodigious creator. The Folon Foundation in Belgium (his country of birth) lists among its collection “39 watercolours, 3 ink paintings in coloured and Indian ink, 5 oils on wood and collage, 1 oil on canvas and collage, 100 engravings, 50 colour tests, 20 line drawings, 50 original engraved copperplates, 11 screen prints, 15 original objects, 12 sculptures in wood, 25 sculptures in plaster, 2 sculptures in polystyrene, 70 sculptures in patinated bronze, 154 original posters, 18 reproductions of illustrated envelopes, 18 sheets of stamps, 8 Aubusson tapestries, 2 coloured stained-glass windows, 1 automaton in painted resin, 1 mosaic, 1 fountain in pink marble, 4 photos and 8 sundry objects.”

Folon is well known in the Us for his political posters (for Greenpeace and Amnesty International), his book illustrations (Kafka, Ray Bradbury), magazine covers (many for the New Yorker) and his collaboration with Milton Glaser. His style was disarmingly simple and instantly recognizable »

- Adrian Curry

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan on ‘Winter Sleep’ and Learning to Love Boring Movies

3 November 2014 5:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To those who may feel intimidated by the prospect of a three-hour-and-16-minute Turkish movie bearing the somnambulant title “Winter Sleep,” director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has this advice: don’t be afraid to be bored. “To be bored is not important,” he says in a bassy, resonant voice that sounds somehow older and wiser than his 55 years. “It may be because you are not ready for that movie. It’s not the fault of the movie.”

When Ceylan himself first discovered the films of Andrei Tarkovsky as a college student unsure of what he wanted to do with his life, he was utterly baffled by the lauded Russian master. He walked out of a screening of “Solaris” at the halfway point, and stopped a VHS tape of “The Mirror” at a similar juncture. Today, he considers the latter to be the greatest film ever made. “I’ve seen it maybe 20 times, »

- Scott Foundas

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Great Russian Movies For People Who Don’t Think They Like Russian Movies

15 October 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Nobody loves Russian movies, even Russians themselves. Their films are very long, very slow, black & white or monochromatic. They are crowded by intellectual talk and lack plot, characters or any kind of entertainment. This is common knowledge and, of course, it’s not true. We, the Russians, love our cinema – although the majority of us don’t know about Tarkovsky of Zviagintsev. Moreover, we – surprise! – love movies with an intense plot, powerful characters and funny jokes as much as any audience. So, I would like to introduce you to fifteen great Russian movies you don’t know (if you are not Russian film fans or a Slavic Studies professor). To shake things up, there are no films on this list from the most well-known Russian film directors: Sergey Eizenshtein (Battleship Potemkin, 1925), Andrei Tarkovsky (Stalker, 1979) or Nikita Mikhalkov (Burnt by the Sun, 1994). I also tried to avoid very slow and very long monochromatic films – although there are a »

- Sergey Kuznetsov

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Andrei Tarkovsky Discusses the Enigma of Cinema In One-Hour BBC Special

3 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Andrei Tarkovsky recalls his first impression of cinema in this 50-minute BBC special, saying he failed to connect with the medium and declared “cinema an enigma.” Those initial and perplexing feelings found residence in the works of the Soviet director with masterpieces such as Stalker, Andrei Rublev, and The Sacrifice remaining haunting mysteries. In Tarkovsky’s films, characters face ethical or spiritual dilemmas […] »

- Zade Constantine

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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 6

4 April 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: German poster for Last Year At Marienbad (Alain Resnais, France, 1961), artist: Tostmann.

Over the past three months of Movie Poster of the Day, the two most popular posters by far were two beautiful (each in their own very distinct way) posters that I posted in memoriam of two dearly departed auteurs: Alan Resnais and Harold Ramis. And two other posters among the most popular (i.e. most liked or reblogged) were those posted in celebration of Philip Seymour Hoffman, including Chris Ware’s lovely 2007 design for The Savages, one of my favorite posters of last decade. So, if nothing else, Movie Poster of the Day has recorded the saddest losses of the year. (Not forgetting the adorable Swedish poster I posted for Shirley Temple which didn’t make the Top 20.)

I’m happy to see a number of new posters here: a very popular Dutch Wolf of Wall Street, »

- Adrian Curry

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Seasonal Ruminations: Melbourne Cinematheque And Tarkovsky's Prose

24 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Regarded as amongst the few true poets of the cinema and, in the West, one of the greatest Russian director of the post-World War II era. A truly unique and influential body of work that is visually breathtaking, elemental, lyrical and metaphysical.Melbourne Cinematheque is a sublime curated mix of auteur and period driven cinema that aims to reignite the passionate and educate the eager. The next season sees them tackle the poetic prose of Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky. Highlights include dreamlike The Mirror, the metaphysical sci-fi Stalker and the haunting Solaris. Click through below for highlights of the program which runs from March 26 to April 9.Check out the Melbourne Cinematheque site to book your tickets (buy a pass) and support this staple of cinephilia....

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