Sunday, September 16, 2007

Cine-Club Patalab: " soy cuba "


click for video: Quicktime / Flash / Blip.tv = direct streaming for Pc

"The first scene is a breathtaking hand-held travelling shot that moves sinuously through partygoers and bikini-clad women on a high- rise penthouse hotel roof, then descends down the side of the building to a crowded swimming pool and finally — without a cut — winds up underwater with the swimmers. Why do film buffs not jabber endlessly about these astonishing sequences? Why are they not endlessly quoted and pastiched in other movies?"

Indeed, muses Sam Renseiw and complies with a short voodle of a drawing exercise including Mikhail Kalatozov's seminal sequence of the above mentioned travelling shot of "Soy Cuba"... Enjoy the casual mash-up of footage by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 497, 03'28'', 20.8MB, Quicktime/mov - direct streaming for Pc at blip.tv)

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3 Comments:

Blogger B said...

This is so beautiful. I'm really glad you did a series of these. It's hard to pick, but this might be my favorite.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 6:07:00 pm  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

thanks b,
im very glad you like them. :-)
more to come from patalab's cine-club:
dziga vertov- in two versions, a glimpse of twin peaks, west side story and one more jean-luc godard...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 6:18:00 pm  
Anonymous sam said...

well then: voodling around most of the time, it now seems that the promissed Cine-Club Patalab sequels might be postponed for the winter.
promissed: they will be posted. sometime. (or order them by mail, if you are impatient) best sam

Thursday, October 04, 2007 8:37:00 pm  

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