In the view of first-time director Gela Babluani, a life is not worth much—it can be bought or sold on a whim. Sometimes that whim originates with the owner of said life, sometimes it arrives on the wings of market forces. Either way, when the bill comes due, it’s instant karma time.
The original Omen, which debuted in 1976, is often discussed as one panel in a triptych of classic horror films about demonic youngsters, the other two being the 1968 Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, released in 1973.
“The only language that can be called ‘language’ without qualification is the language of natural reality.” —Pasolini
Director Maurice Paliat, with his bear-like frame, passive-aggressive mumbly voice and glittery impassive eyes, makes for a convincing Bad Daddy. Few of those who work with him once come back for more.
Along with his late brother David, Albert Maysles is one of the most important figures in American documentary credited with being one of the founders of what is variously called Direct Cinema or Cinema Verite.
Docs In Sight
No one ever said that the New York Times was cutting edge regarding trends (in fact it’s practical wisdom that if a cultural trend is written about in the Times, it’s over).
Bruce McClure doesnt make films, he performs them. Most movies are frozen on celluloid or written on videotape.
This was an opening paper for a conference at Princeton University, “Magic and the American Avant-Garde Cinema.”