Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Sunday visual diary: Viewing marathon, 8/18


On Sunday, August 18, I held a "viewing marathon" - not a movie marathon per se as it included episodes of TV series and miniseries along with video essays, short films, segments from interviews, and features. Though I usually don't include episodes or video essays in #WatchlistScreenCaps line-ups, I've included them here in smaller sizes than the stuff I watched in its entirety. Previous viewing marathons were covered here and here. All #WatchlistScreenCaps entries can be found here. Links below lead to previous pieces on these titles.

Not Without My Daughter (1991), dir. Brian Gilbert
Escape through Khomeini's phone booth

Premiere of The X-Files (1993)
She thinks it's a prank chimpanzee, he thinks it's an alien homunculus
Premiere of The Wonder Years (1988)
Nostalgia for nostalgia

Premiere of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)
Indiana Jones gets trafficked
Premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
What's through that door in the wall?

I Had a Heart Once (2013), dir. Josh Lewis
The man whose soul slid down behind the sofa seat cushion

Local Legends (2013), dir. Matt Farley
Welcome to the Manchester music scene. No, not that Manchester.

What is neorealism? (2013), uploaded by kogonada
Neorealism and Hollywood, side by side
10 episodes of lonelygirl15 (2006), uploaded by lonelygirl15
Consulting the purple monkey for social tips

7:35 in the Morning (2003), dir. Nacho Vigalondo
Choreography under duress

The Great Gatsby (2013), dir. Baz Luhrman
tweeted at 6:15 - "Finally saw my first 2013 film. The Great Gatsby, which I enjoyed. Neither as bad as I might have feared nor as good as I might have hoped."

Mankind (2012), Chapter 3 ("Empires")
A once-fringe religion seizes the throne...or vice versa
Civilisation (1969), Chapter 3: "Romance and Reality"
Towering monument to a humble man

Louis Malle's Phantom India (1969), Chapter 1: "The Impossible Camera"
Vultures on parade, strutting their stuff
Jean-Luc Godard's Histoires du cinema (1988), Chapter 1: "All the (Hi)stories"
The warped shapes and faces of Picasso and Nosferatu

second interview with Jean-Luc Godard from The Dick Cavett Show (1980)
The auteur and the talk-show host
segment from interview with Allen Ginsberg from Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr. (1968)
The poet and the talk-show host

Touchdown Mickey (1933), prod. Walt Disney
The toupee- and denture-wearing football bites Mickey Mouse in the ass

Parsifal: The Search for the Grail (1999), dir. Tony Palmer
Wagner enters the Grail Castle

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