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  • As I am a fan of cinema, that is the visual element before anything, the basic story in Earth isn't really that interesting
  • Perhaps the french avant garde filmmakers of the early 1920s were really the first, but Dovzhenko was definitely the first to achieve it on a bigger scale
  • The dynamic imagery he reaches here, poetic and beautiful in its vastness, is simply amazing and overwhelming to me and it feels like being stabbed in the heart and seeing the most beautiful sight in your life at the same time
  • Unfortunately, this is very hard to find on dvd anywhere

    • by limonar
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      This is, and hold on to your chair, my absolute favorite film of all time. I just wanted to clear that out before anything else.

      As I am a fan of cinema, that is the visual element before anything, the basic story in Earth isn’t really that interesting.

      Of course, it’s vital to have some sort of story behind, but the greatest masters of cinema could make a masterpiece out of the most mundane


      story, but couldn’t possibly make a masterpiece out of a great story from the beginning.

      That’s why the great directors never even tried to depict the great artists of literature.

      Anyway, Earth is a silent montage film by Alexandr Dovzhenko.

      This director was one of the first to achieve what I would call a poetic style of cinema.

      Perhaps the french avant garde filmmakers of the early 1920s were really the first, but Dovzhenko ...


      • was definitely the first to achieve it on a bigger scale.

        Stalin was led to believe Earth proclaimed the communist regime, and perhaps in some ways it did, but it certainly wasn’t Dovzhenko’s primary intent.

        The dynamic imagery he reaches here, poetic and beautiful in its vastness, is simply amazing and overwhelming to me and it feels like being stabbed in the heart and seeing the most beautiful sight in your life at the

        same time.

        The absolutely most powerful cinematic experience I ever had, and the truth is I think it could be just as interesting to watch for those not normally interested in cinema.

        So could other silent masterpieces such as The Passion of Joan of Arc and The Man With the Movie Camera.

        Unfortunately, this is very hard to find on dvd anywhere.

        I was lucky enough to see it in a theatre through a cinema club.




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