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Netsilik Eskimo Series

Realizate in anii ’60, aceasta incredibila serie de documentare

reveal the live reality of traditional Eskimo life before the European acculturation. The Netsilik Eskimos of the Pelly Bay region in the Canadian Arctic had long lived apart from other people and had depended entirely on the land and their own ingenuity to sustain life through the rigors of the Arctic year.

Man: A Course of Study was a program with the ambitious goal of teaching American children what it was to be human. At the program’s core was a benchmark of visual anthropology, the Netsilik Eskimo series, capturing a year in the life of a small Inuit community on the cusp of contact.  Man: A Course of Study created a clash of values that rippled throughout the schools of America, and revealed the fragile relationship between politics and educational reform.

Strada din spate

La Roma exista un night club foarte trendy. Un amic a ales sa petreaca impreuna cu prietena sa cateva ore in acel local atat de renumit. Renumit si cu pretentii. Stand la intrare si asteptandu-si randul, cei doi au observat – auditiv si vizual – o chestie magnifica: nu erau admise in club decat femeile frumoase. Sau, ma rog, cele considerate a fi astfel de catre buldogii de la usa. Cele respinse se conformau fara probleme, considerand acest lucru ca fiind o chestie foarte cool si unica. Se apucau sa se refardeze, remachieze si sa-si mai scurteze din fuste. Doar-doar. Si, minune, unele treceau testul.

Cyrill Schläpfer – Ur-Musig [1993]

Muzica, asa cum am mai spus si cu alte ocazii, nu este doar despre sunetul auzit. Muzica este spatiul care te inconjoara.

UR-MUSIG is a musical trip through the archaic soundscape that has survived in parts of central Switzerland and the region around Appenzell. The voyage explores the interdependence of music (sound) and landscape (picture), and depicts the bond between the inhabitants, their forms of musical expression, and the landscape in which they live. In addition to instrumental and vocal folk music, a vital role is played by the sounds of nature and the environment, the clanging of cowbells and the communication between man and animal.

Mai multe info despre film, aici si aici.

Bengt Jägerskog – Hugo & Rosa [2002]

Documentarul lui Jägerskog ne povesteste despre un cuplu suedez a carui viata nu s-a intamplat in vreun megalopolis, nu s-au considerat a fi nu’s ce cosmopoliti post-moderni ce locuiesc intre Paris si NY (cum a fost foarte la moda pana inainte de criza) si si-au trait batranetele fara electricitate in plin secol XX si in plina Suedie ultramoderna.

Statul binevoitor s-a ingrijit de cei doi cum stie el mai bine:

Hugo was taken to the hospital and during this time, Rosa was placed in a nursing home. The separation for her was heart wrenching.

Frank Lloyd Wright

…si spunea:

A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

[sublinierea Lanternativei]

Daca am mentionat recenta restaurare a vilei lui Jung, cum sa nu-l mentionez si Wright, arhitectul american de la reconstructia caruia am sarbatorit anul trecut 50 de ani.

Pentru cei curiosi si / sau pasionati de arhitectura, doua documentare fascinante:

Ken Burns & Lynn Novick – Frank Lloyd Wright:

> Mai multe info, aici.

Scott Baehrend – Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Heurtley House:

> Mai multe info, aici.

Savall si regatul amintit

In loc sa va las in compania unor piese extrase din acest album, fascinant as putea spune, si in loc sa ma apuc sa bat campii despre cine au fost catarii si ce au vrut ei atat de tare incat sa ajunga sa fie exterminati de’a binelea, am sa va las in compania unui documentar in care Maestrul vorbeste despre muzica sa, despre fabuloasa si scandaloasa dinastie de Borgia – a 500-a aniversare a S. Francis Borgia – si despre multe alte lucruri.

N.B. Filmul este fara subtitrare.