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DEATH AND MONTAGE

Pasolini argued that cinema is like life, a chaos of possibilities, an infinite long-take which would not have a completed meaning if it were not for editing. Editing selects what is essential and transforms cinema into a film: "Editing is thus very similar to the choice which death makes of the acts of life, placing them outside of time" (HE, 250). While hardly a rigorous theory of cutting, this statement obtains, as usual, an intuitive, almost pedagogical, validity. Cutting interrupts the flow of a shot and declares, as it were, its death, its termination. Each cut give a temporal dimension to a shot and determines how long its life was. Each cut, then, demands that the spectator asses the meaning of a shot. Seen in this light, Pasolini's editing style inseminated his films with countless little deaths and acted as a constraint invitation to "final judgments." Excerpt from: A Certain Realism: Making Use of Pasolini's Film Theory and Practice, by Maurizio Viano.
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Static Friction

Galerie Quynh is pleased to present The Propeller Group’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Entitled ‘Static Friction’, the exhibition will consist entirely of new works including sculpture, drawing, video, and mixed media collages revolving around motorbike culture.

‘Static Friction’

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STATIC FRICTION: BURNING RUBBER

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City this month, check out The Propeller Group's latest show entitled Static Friction: Burning Rubber, located at San Art, 3 Me Linh street, district Binh Thanh, HCMC, Vietnam. March 30 - April 20, 2012. "In this sculptural video installation, we witness a rider pushing the technological system beneath him to create a series of gestural marks in rubber on the ground. By refusing the ‘stop’ of a brake, by pushing its engine to its limit, we witness a mechanical system producing a mark, a ‘burn-out’ that is permanent — not dissimilar to the way social systems of control are being tested to new limits, to produce new forms of expression across the world that leave lasting effect." For installation images and more information, check out The Propeller Group's project page here: Burning Rubber
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Kiko Mizuhara

For those of you who have [or haven't] seen Tran Anh Hung’s Norwegian Wood, Kiko Mizuhara plays the charismatic but complex Midori. Oh, and she was born in Dallas… yes, the lone star state.

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The Place Where Art Began?

“The last sentence I ever expected to hear was “Let’s go see the 3D Werner Herzog film…”
The Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog.

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The Umbrella Man

Mr. Errol Morris’ new documentary “The Umbrella Man”, released exclusively for the New York Times, is a six minute short about the mysterious JFK assassination. “The Umbrella Man”, is the first of  what Morris hopes will be a multi-part examination of the assassination, where

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FAIL HARDER

FAIL HARDER is an episodic documentary that follows the students of WK12 (the in-house advertising school at Wieden & Kennedy) as they learn the ropes of advertising.Produced by Wieden and Kennedy Entertainment and directed by Matt McCormick, FAIL HARDER is

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Lars Von Trier, Melancholia

Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia”, hit the movie screens this weekend on November 11th. It has been available for online viewing since October 7th. An interesting choice to release the film online before it is released in theaters. Quoting the New

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Dropping Cannonballs

 
At Water’s Edge // Dau Ngoc – Directed by Do Van Hoang

“Love, history, Viet Nam” doesn’t exactly sum-up this quite complicated little short documentary about a swimming hole along the red river in Hanoi. I’ve heard of this

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