Great Shot of the Week

The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Dir. Mikhail Kalatozov

Witness Kalatozov’s mastery of movement.  I don’t know of a more fluid and graceful camera in the history of cinema; he moves it without any barriers, 180 degree rule be damned.  Watch the full film for free until the end of the month at The Auteurs.  Then for the love of god view I Am Cuba.  I swear you will see possibilities of cinema that even the most hardened film buffs will swear is a complete reinvention of the form.

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~ by febriblog on August 10, 2009.

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