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What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

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Chuck Workman

Writers:

Chuck Workman (story), Chuck Workman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chantal Akerman ... Herself
Robert Altman ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Robert Bresson ... Himself (archive footage)
Costa-Gavras ... Himself
Rob Epstein ... Himself
John Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
James Franco ... Himself
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Ken Jacobs Ken Jacobs ... Himself
Abbas Kiarostami ... Himself
Akira Kurosawa ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Leigh ... Himself
Sidney Lumet ... Himself (archive footage)
David Lynch ... Himself
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Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh, David Lynch, and Jonas Mekas, Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman shows what these filmmakers and others do that can't be expressed in words - but only in cinema. Written by Anonymous

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USA | France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Is Cinema? See more »

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Wheelhouse Creative See more »
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Color
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Features Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) See more »

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Seems Like Old Times
Written by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb
Performed by Guy Lombardo & The Royal Canadians
courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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What Is Cinema? Definetely Not THAT!
14 August 2019 | by mikhail_komiakovSee all my reviews

A tasteless attempt of pretending to be André Bazin. It seems that Mr Workman just recently discovered europeen cinema or he's about 12 years old, because he doesn't understand what he's talking about. This documentary of his is an amaterish montage of out of contex interviews, pathetic quotes mixed altogether with David Guetta music. The only interest of keep watching this wreck is playing a guessing game of the movie clips. Save yourself from hating the cinema and avoid this pukefest!


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