Filming for Olympic opening

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by cliveh, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. cliveh

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    I watched some of the filming for the UK Olympic opening last night, which was entertaining, if not completely OTT and I am not complaining about the brilliant way it was done. However, I couldn’t help wonder if someone like Andrei Tarkovsky had been asked to handle this event, how he may have done it. Any thoughts?
     
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    I really admire his films, in particular "Andrej Rubljow" and "Stalker". For me it is a wide stretch to connect them to the Olympic opening - but I am sure it would have been a very, very different film - and much more slow and intense. Heinz
     
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    Dark and foggy with water dripping the whole time. Maybe not so festive, eh?
     
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    Stalker for me is the best film ever. He strikes me as a still photographer applying motion to make moving film. To me he is the HCB of cinematography.
     
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    I wondered who were the director of early color football worldcups ? There was long long running footballer shoes and legs which recorded with teleobjective and make you believe cameraman was running with them. These 60s Leica glass , orange black anatomic shots. I found that muscle , skin drapery , dark and information loaded grainy shots at Beijing after loss of that quality with new digital technology for 40 years. I love Karajan records with Berlin Philarmoniker were amazing.
    I think Tarkovsky would direct everything Poetically , close ups would be more and he would photograph the scene with LOMO Square Front Anamorphic Lenses and colors would be lyrical. More brave , I think.
     
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    Tarkovsky would've said, "I don't do that commercial hired gun @#$*. Now, if you will excuse me, I will get back to making my deeply personal films that I can do any way I want to without regard for audience expectations."
     
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    Tarkovsky , his fathers poems and Artemyevs music were all of my expectations , including the actors and actresses , cameramen , lighting men , decor costume guys and the ultra high quality processing at Mosfilm. More interestingly , if Eisenstein had lived longer and Stalin ordered him to record Moscow Olympiads , what would be the result. He would not cry like Tarkovsky with anti Soviet feelings and do the best. Think if Rodchenko was the cameraman ... wow.
     
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    Yeah, the great soviet art house filmmaker - I bet he would have had some insights into British heritage and culture! :blink: Kurosawa as a second option maybe?
    If we're talking about that era, Hitchcock would have been a little more relevant don't you think?
     
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    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's style seems about right.