[Videolib] Re: videolib Digest V1 #278

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Mon, 14 May 2007 19:31:54 EDT

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Gary,

Add to the Women Directors' list:

Riefenstahl's "Tiefland." (1954 release, although shot over a period of
several years.)
Based on the Eugene D'albert opera of that name, the film is the story of the
contest between innocent strength and sophisticated power, between "purity"
and "corruption" -- as represented by two men: a shepherd who lives in the
mountains and a noble landowner whose base is the town (the "tiefland",
"lowland".) Riefenstahl plays the part of the woman caught between them. Production
had to stop during the war, the film materials were confiscated by the French
authorities, and were only given back after Riefenstahl's "de-Nazification"
hearing.

Also add "Duet for Cannibals", directed by Susan Sontag, which played at the
Seventh Annual New York Film Festival (1969). Oddly, imdb only lists the
German title. A psychological thriller. Yahoo's movie data base says: A tale of
emotional cannibalism--the enigmatic wife of a mysterious political figure in
exile in Stockholm - one of a pair of psychological and sexual cannibals who
come close to devouring a younger couple.

Videolib readers who want to hear and see something of these films can check
our website: www.catarchive.com. We produced documentaries that feature
clips of both films and explanations by the artists.

Stephan Chodorov
Creative Arts Television

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Gary,

Add to the Women Directors' list:

Riefenstahl's "Tiefland."  (1954 release, although shot over a period=20= of several years.)
Based on the Eugene D'albert opera of that name, the film is the story of th= e contest between innocent strength and sophisticated power, between "purity= " and "corruption" -- as represented by two men: a shepherd who lives in the= mountains and a noble landowner whose base is the town (the "tiefland", "lo= wland".)  Riefenstahl plays the part of the woman caught between them.=   Production had to stop during the war, the film materials were confi= scated by the French authorities, and were only given back after Riefenstahl= 's "de-Nazification" hearing.

Also add "Duet for Cannibals", directed by Susan Sontag, which played at the= Seventh Annual New York Film Festival (1969).  Oddly, imdb only lists= the German title. A psychological thriller.  Yahoo's movie data base=20= says: A tale of emotional cannibalism--the enigmatic wife of a mysterious po= litical figure in exile in Stockholm - one of a pair of psychological and se= xual cannibals who come close to devouring a younger couple.

Videolib readers who want to hear and see something of these films can check= our website: www.catarchive.com.  We produced documentaries that feat= ure clips of both films and explanations by the artists.

Stephan Chodorov
Creative Arts Television



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