August 15, 2008

"reunites a family, then walks away..."






a propos of Mubarak, Hannah...





a thousand pardons
das allierte hauptquartier
hat ihre akte
verloren
but I found
your name
in my father’s
papers





do you realize
thirty years
the age of reason
my friend
we’ve seen worse
it’s long
and it’s short




the gray-green moll
poison Ivy kid







it’s true!
the Berlin wall

is long
and it's short
it is still
Marx’s triumph

how's that?
when an idea enters
into the masses
it becomes a material force
you can see it
like that
in any case
that’s all over and done with
what should I
do
oh sorrow
have I dreamed my life
what should I do

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...Laura, Dora, pilgrimages...

















6 comments:

Daniel said...

Those last two shots for some reason make me think of Tarkovsky's Nostalgia, those (flashbacks?) scenes in the classical city with the burning pyre. Or am I misremembering? Is that Sacrifice?

dave said...

Andy, can you offer the sources for these stills and words?

Andy Rector said...

Pardon my neglect Dave:

in order

COLOSSAL YOUTH (Costa, 2006)

ALLEMAGNE ANNEE 90 NEUF ZERO (Godard, 1990) + text from that film as Lemmy Caution puts together some pieces, admirable synthesis he is.

Andy Rector said...

Daniel, I'm sorry I don't know Tarkovsky at all. I have seen NOSTALGIA but all I remember are some pillars, a woman who looks like Domiziana Giordano in Godard's NOUVELLE VAGUE, a self-immolation (very hammy) and a scratchy record.

rm said...

ALLEMAGNE ANNEE 90 NEUF ZERO (Godard, 1990) + text from that film as Lemmy Caution puts together some pieces, admirable synthesis he is.

Where does one acquire this on video/DVD? Eddie Constantine continuing his Eurospy agent investigations in a 90s Godard image/sound/text/poem (cf NOUVELLE VAGUE) sounds irresistable. Thanks and I'll add this unique blog to my links in resedenciaparaespias land.

Andy Rector said...

rm,
there is a commercial Japanese dvd (Japanese subtitles only) available here: http://www.dvdaf.com/search.html?genre=experimental
(it's the 14th dvd down on the list).

Thanks for the link but I couldn't find your site...

yours,
a

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