Sunday, October 14, 2018

plato's cave seventy one (being a film journal) photography in the streets

Jonathan Glazer - Under the Skin - 2013

Urban street scenes from Under the Skin in the tradition of Wim Wender's Wings of Desire, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Chantal Akerman's News From Home, and many Ernie Gehr urban inquiries.

Shot by Daniel Landin, the look of the photography shot in the streets is in a way slightly normal, but overall quite eerie due to some magic Landin adds into the mix. Sterility mixed with ghostly-like movements within the frame. Quite lovely and unforgettable. Always interested in the tradition of street photography in film, out in the street more than studio yet King Vidor's Street Scene from 1930 is a good example of how strange the studio can make the street look, a film I use to watch the hell out of and wore down my VHS copy.

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