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Unsere Afrikareise (1966)

Kubelka was asked to do a documentation group of Europe's hunters in Africa, working on it for hours and do the editing very extreme so film live leaving only 12 1/2 minutes, Kubelka also ... See full summary »

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Kubelka was asked to do a documentation group of Europe's hunters in Africa, working on it for hours and do the editing very extreme so film live leaving only 12 1/2 minutes, Kubelka also did a revolution in sound synchronization in which he called the "sync events," and also done editing to create an illusion of continuity for a moment, one of the most important experiment film of all time. Written by Egi David Perdana

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8 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is a melting pot of images the filmmaker snapped on a trip to Africa; they show satisfied tourists lounging in the sun, animals being slaughtered, now a white man in safari gear emerges from a thatched roof hut, a black woman with naked breasts walks by, Africans herding an animal carcass to the roof of a vehicle.

It may have a historic importance I cannot glean at this point, but off hand I know of travelogue works in a similar vein that both transport and lay a broader world bare with interest in Chris Marker, Varda, further back it was A Propos de Nice which is a template of sorts for this.

I like these things when the fabric is expansive with a multitude of reflections. Alas, this guy is Austrian and that means a rather stark light that narrows down to the form of idea. I would rather get wisdom than just commentary, but who knows, you might emerge from some room I didn't visit.


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