Monday, April 30, 2007

you cracked like the ice general nobile

krasnaya palatka (the red tent) 1969, directed by mikheil kalatozishvili, cinematography by leonid kalashnikov, music by ennio morricone & aleksandr zatsepin.

a flawed film, but worth watching. the highlights being: peter finch's performance, the stunning cinematography by leonid kalashnikov, and the music, which at times is quite frightening, and of course the beautiful land(snow)scape photography. the landscape photography reminded me of the work of land artist such as mario reis, andy goldsworthy, richard long, robert morris, and of course michael snow's masterpiece la region centrale (1969), the work that pushed snow, landscape and abstraction further than they will probably ever go again.
also, a similar feel to landscapes seen in john carpenter's the thing (1982), the endurance (2000 d. george butler) and south (1914-16 d. frank hurley, ernest shackleton's cameraman).
snow* (and fog) are always wonderful for abstraction.

mikheil kalatozishvili also directed i am cuba 1964 & the cranes are flying 1957.

snow blindness

snow blindness, corrected with glasses

snow blindness, corrected with glasses (a fantastic abstract image)