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Re: Béla Tarr

#76 Post by markhax » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:28 pm

zedz wrote: Also, this might be the right place to dispel the impression that it's all doom and gloom - overall it's rather black, but it can also be funny, absurdist and extremely beautiful.
Agreed! The first time I saw the film I found it great but unremittingly bleak. The humor comes out much more clearly in Krasznahorkai's novel, which will be published in the U.S. in English translation on February 21st.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#77 Post by zedz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:39 pm

And part of the absurdist delight comes from the extremity of Tarr's technique. When I saw the film for the first time I couldn't help grinning during the second(?) chapter when I realised that I was essentially watching a feature film that was all about a morbidly obese old man going to buy a bottle of plum brandy. And a really great feature film, at that.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#78 Post by Peacock » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:49 pm

For god's sake zedz, tell us what you thought of The Turin Horse and where you'd place it compared to his other films; you're teasing us all in these Tarr threads.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#79 Post by aox » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:53 pm

I've actually read a few reviews on The Turin Horse, and while all of them generally positive, I haven't seen one that acknowledges its place among his other work.

Is he going out with a bang or a whimper?

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Re: Béla Tarr

#80 Post by swo17 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:56 pm

Definitely a bang. It's as good as anything else he's done. I might call it his best but that could just be because it's the most fresh in my mind. Favorite moment:
SpoilerShow
Loooooong take where they pack up to leave, disappear from the horizon, and then gradually return.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#81 Post by Cold Bishop » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:03 pm

zedz wrote:I couldn't help grinning during the second(?) chapter when I realised that I was essentially watching a feature film that was all about a morbidly obese old man going to buy a bottle of plum brandy.
Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert!

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Re: Béla Tarr

#82 Post by zedz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:08 pm

Cold Bishop wrote:
zedz wrote:I couldn't help grinning during the second(?) chapter when I realised that I was essentially watching a feature film that was all about a morbidly obese old man going to buy a bottle of plum brandy.
Spoiler alert! Spoiler alert!
Ah, but I didn't say whether or not he managed to get the brandy. . .
Peacock wrote:For god's sake zedz, tell us what you thought of The Turin Horse and where you'd place it compared to his other films; you're teasing us all in these Tarr threads.
I talked about it a bit in the 'Best of 2011' thread. It's up there with Satantango and Werckmeister Harmonies, and it's one of the greatest films of the century. I don't know if I could bring myself to describe Tarr 'going out with a bang' with this film with a straight face, however. (Swo will know what I mean.)

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Re: Béla Tarr

#83 Post by knives » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:11 pm

Century and decade don't have that much a difference in this case though.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#84 Post by swo17 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:37 pm

There isn't much of a difference between anything when the world is over.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#85 Post by matrixschmatrix » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Oh shit someone just blew my mind

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Re: Béla Tarr

#86 Post by zedz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:30 pm

Have another potato. It's going to be okay.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#87 Post by John Cope » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:44 pm

R. Emmet Sweeney's interview with Tarr.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#88 Post by FerdinandGriffon » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:24 am

John Cope wrote:R. Emmet Sweeney's interview with Tarr.
I'm sorry, but there are several points in this interview where I couldn't help but raise an eyebrow. Damnation not influenced by American film noir? Yeah right! If Tarr wasn't thinking of it (and I am almost certain he was) then Krasznahorkai certainly had it in mind. And this fairytale about Tarr discovering Lars Rudoph when he was a street musician? Rudolph had been in a fairly successful band, yes, but he had also been in numerous other films, including a Hal Hartley and international blockbuster Run Lola Run.
I'm looking forward to The Turin Horse, but I think Tarr could turn down the self-aggrandization a little.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#89 Post by fatboyslim142 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:56 pm

Michael do you know if its true that he is returing after the current film he's just finnished?

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Re: Béla Tarr

#90 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:33 am

He hasn't said anything different since his announcement before the premiere back in February last year.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#91 Post by JPJ » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:29 am

Tarr and three amigos at Midnight Sun Film Festival(Sodankylä,Finland)

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Guests also included Harriet Andersson and some younger talents.

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Re: Béla Tarr

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Re: Béla Tarr

#93 Post by Dadapass » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:39 pm

Has anyone here heard of Music and Literature Magazine? Their next issue will focus on Béla Tarr and László Krasznahorkai.

Edit: Max Neumann, who has collaborated with Krasznahorkai before, is the third featured artist on the issue.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#94 Post by tarr3412 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:31 am

Just wrote to the editor of Music & Literature: the Tarr/Krasznahorkai/Neumann issue comes out in April and includes a new essay on Satantango by Jonathan Rosenbaum and another new essay on The Man from London by Sergio Chejfec. Plus a portfolio of photographs taken by Gabor Medvigy taken on-set while shooting Satantango. You can pre-order it through their website or Amazon.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#95 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:05 pm

English translation of a longish (90 page) monograph on Tarr called Bela Tarr, The Time After is coming out. Read about it here.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#96 Post by GaryC » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:12 pm

There are 35mm showings of Sátántangó forthcoming in the UK, from A nos amours and Scalarama:

Saturday 6 September, ICA, London
Sunday 14 September, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
Sunday 21 September, Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds
Saturday 27 September, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

All showings start at 11am.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#97 Post by perkypat » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:42 am

Fantastic, Tyneside is my local independent, great to see them taking a punt on this.

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Re: Béla Tarr

#98 Post by ArchCarrier » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:41 am


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Re: Béla Tarr

#99 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:56 pm

Oh how I wished the article said that Criterion will be releasing Werckmeister Harmonies. Sigh.

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bagpipes and control

#100 Post by Lemmy Caution » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:11 pm

I was reading an article about bagpipes in rock and roll, and came across this quote:
“Listening to music,” observes the French theorist Jacques Attali, “is listening to all noise, realizing that its appropriation and control is a reflection of power, that it is essentially political.”
Which made me think of Werckmeister Harmonies ...

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