Ruhr Directed by James Benning Synopsis Seven razor-sharp brain photos from a time travel to Germany James Benning’s worrying and also reassuring vision of the Ruhr Valley, shot in six fascinating takes of a tunnel, a forest, a factory, a mosque, graffiti and a chimney. The mosque scene was difficult to penetrate for me, perhaps that’s why Benning lets the backs of supplicants block the shot for the most part. The sky appeared choked and poisoned. Marxloh Merkez Camii, Duisburg. The third part of Dog Star Man , an experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog. Full Cast and Crew. Benning points out, the shots were composed in a frame. OK, let me be fair.

By the end of this mind-numbing hour, too, came something that may have been an hallucination: We see and hear both cause and effect: The seven entirely static shots in this movie are then based upon the results of those investigations. There certainly was very little pleasure involed in watching it. Ignaity, I do think that cinema is inherently less personal than literature. Especially the sound of the surrounding area makes the image exist outside of just the thing….

Ruhhr feel like your statement applies more to arts like writing, painting, or sculpture, etc. Sepia smoke billows from the top but also out of the sides of this colossus. Not a trace of human labour is glimpsed, only a rigorous, repetitive automatism.

This is obviously a very personal reaction, many people were bored by it. For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser. Benning points out, the shots were composed in a frame. Also worth noting that there was digital manipulation here, the light effect that looks like it bennng from the sun going down, is FX. In a way, perhaps its greatest achievement is to turn the capitalist logic of spectacle on its head: Flanagan distills a lot of its beauty very well in those four sentences up there.

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For me, and for Mr. The third part of Dog Star Manan experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog. At regular intervals, sonic bursts break through the trees, trace a grey outline, and recede into a post-action lag.

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But does that give us a better understanding of her thoughts and feelings? From knock-out performances to Green Book scooping up the night’s top prize, relive the best moments from this year’s Oscars. When no pro-filmic movement is visible, the frame is eerily still—no grain dances, no light dashes through a flickering strip at the back of the theatre.

The HKM steelworks are the backdrop for an automated theatre, a conveyor system for newly cast steel tubing. I say theatre because the system in the foreground, for moving the pipes along, is based on zigzag-toothed screens that move in opposing directions as well as up and down.

In the Ruhr it’s the same except there are Turks instead of blacks. Columns of steel tubes are jolted across the frame, lifted and deposited, heated and cooled. Fim the shot, a workman, quite objectionably takes a hose to the graffiti and proceeds to blast it from the iron surface.

So if he wants to make us see a tower for an hour, he can. But his music, in some ways, is getting older and older which each new album. This beats the standard 11 minutes he was used to before!

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Related Films Ruhr James Benning. RUHR was a very difficult experience. Casting a Glance With traditional film stock, even in a motionless picture, you get movement due to the dancing of the grain.

The shot observes the change in colour of the chimney from ochre to almost accentless silhouette over the course of an ruhhr.

In the case bennijg a shot of graffiti being removed from a Richard Serra sculpture, Ruhr broadens out to question who decides what is art—the sculpture itself, or the graffiti being removed by soda blasting, with a declaration of love turned into a broken heart.

And is cinema less personal than literature? And this is for Mollie. The Design and Architecture of Terror: James Benning’s worrying and also reassuring vision of the Ruhr Valley, shot in six fascinating takes of a tunnel, a forest, a factory, a mosque, graffiti and a ja,es. A subtle sad echo of the colossal vortices being created above. Residents trace nonchalant lines across and out of the frame.

Five times over, heated coal is drenched by 10, gallons of water, forcing a thick cumulus of vapour into the atmosphere. Thyssen Krupp’s Schwelgern coke plant coke as in the jsmes carbon used in benming steel industry The first six shots take up about an hour, and then the chimney at Scwelgern majestically reigns for the second hour. Contains the greatest shot I have seen in any Benning yet; a certain contender for being the film with the finest finale in cinema history.

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