Heute keine Projektion: Von Sternberg/Angels

A Childhood Memory

„Eine der Damen, die Abstecher in meine Straße unternahmen, hieß Suleika, die fliegende Jungfrau. Ich weiß nicht, wie sie zu diesem Namen kam. Sie war Ungarin, keine Türkin, außerdem blond, hatte keine sichtbaren Flügel, und niemand wusste, wie es ihr gelang, ihre Jungfräulichkeit zu bewahren.“ (Josef von Sternberg)

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Only Prostitutes Have Wings

Lilja 4 ever

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Sleeps with Angels

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Los Angeles

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I heard an Angel singing

When the day was springing,

‚Mercy, Pity, Peace

Is the world’s release.‘

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Heute keine Projektion: Innocence/Jean Renoir

Some further thoughts on innocence:

Jean Renoir talking to James Blue in 1970:

“I am very bad at casting. I am very bad, and sometimes to be bad helps me. In the way that I am attracted by a certain innocence. I am afraid of clichés, tricks. I am afraid of repeating situations we already saw on screen. People with not too much skill sometimes help me to keep a kind of – I use a very ambitious word, excuse me – to keep a kind of innocence”

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Renoir loved Andy Warhol

Be a standing cinema

Dress my friends up

just for show

See them as they really are

The question remains: How to film innocence? How translate a feeling into film without manipulating it? (stupid thoughts)

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la vie de jesus

but the camera poisons

scene/obscene

L’AMOUR “MONSTRE” DE TOUS LES TEMPS – Walerian Borowczyk