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October 2007, Week 2


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Timothy Shary <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 14 Oct 2007 15:22:14 -0400
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   This is a great question that makes us all reconsider issues of "intensity" in films.  Given the films you cite as examples, I would also suggest the following:

   The Machinist
   Amores Perros
   Kuraingu furÓman / Crying Freeman (1988)... seems to inspire a lot of them
   Shoot 'Em Up
   Heaven (Tykwer's 2002 film)
   Saw (given much attention, but rather lame as a franchise)

   Just keep cross-referencing the movies your feel are part of this style on IMDb or other websites-- which our students do for "research"-- and you will find many more.

   Best wishes,


Dr. Timothy Shary
Director of Film & Video Studies
University of Oklahoma

-----Original Message-----
From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Carol Vernallis
Sent: Sat 10/13/2007 3:38 PM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] Intensified Films and Their Soundtracks
I'm interested in sped-up, cut-up, prismatic and/or changeable contemporary
films and their soundtracks (examples include Greengrass's The Bourne
Ultimatum, Assayas's Clean, Neveldine's Crank, Scott's Domino, Gondry's
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, To's Full Time Killer, Akin's
Head-On, and Antal's Kontroll).  My best way of finding out about these
films has been through asking my students, but they've run out of
suggestions.  Would you be willing to tell me which films you admire?  Feel
free to contact me on the list or directly at [log in to unmask]


Carol Vernallis

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