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 Post subject: Krzysztof Kieslowski
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:53 pm 
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Krzysztof Kieslowski
(1941 - 1996), Polish

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"It seems that most Eastern European directors of the past 30 years have been rebels of one kind or another, and Kieslowski was certainly no exception... To the Western eye, Kieslowski's films offend less against the system than those of some of his contemporaries. And, although in life he was something of a pessimist, his films do not always reflect that attitude. Their characters are constantly faced with making moral decisions and often find the right endings for their lives."
- David Quinlan (Quinlan's Film Directors, 1999)


"To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski



FILMOGRAPHY
1979 Camera Buff
1981 Blind Chance
1981 Short Working Day
1985 No End
1987 A Short Film About Killing
1988 Dekalog (The Decalogue)
1988 A Short Film About Love
1991 The Double Life of Veronique
1993 Three Colors: Blue
1993 Three Colors: White
1994 Three Colors: Red


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:03 pm 
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much respect to kieslowski... i think "camera buff" oughta be bolded... i also am interested in seeing "blind chance" (after reading that it served as a template/inspiration for "run, lola, run")


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Watching the Dekalog makes the whole argument over the commandments in the religion thread seem like so much empty posturing.


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Is Dekalog the rec'd first watch?


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Dekalog is extremely long and some parts are better than others, so unless you're feeling very ambitious, i'd recommend Red first.


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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I haven't seen any films beyond the Dekalog, but since the first episode is one of the best things ever, it seems like a reasonable place to start for me. But yeah, then be prepared to commit to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Vil wrote:
"To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski





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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Kieslowski, you old devil you!


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 Post subject: it had to drip down her chin too, didn't it
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:lol: <3


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Whoever made that clip actually cuts it off too soon, as the next shot shows her holding her aching wrist.


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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it's been a while since i saw it, i didn't remember that :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


but what does it all mean...


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 Post subject: Re: Krzysztof Kieslowski
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I recently found out there are lots of early Kieslowski shorts on youtube, some even in HD.

Two documentaries I particularly liked:


I love the relationship between the conversations you hear and the images he chooses, the gradual disconnection, beautifully structured. There's something awe-inspiring and at the same time hellish in those last shots.




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