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Movie directed by Theo Angelopoulos
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    Thread created on 15:48:05 - 07/09/22 (1 year ago)
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    It's not easy to understand the majority of Angelopoulos' films. His movies are always associated with his own childhood, a chaotic, unstable Greece because of WWII and the civil war. It's necessary to read some biography or modern history of Greece. The first two movies I watched were "Eternity and a Day" and "Landscape in the Mist"(Both of them need not much cultural background to understand the contact of the movies). I was fascinated by its silence, profound long take, poetic lines, and symbolism. I wish I could find some fellow fans in Torn.



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    Posted on 05:16:31 - 08/09/22 (1 year ago)
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    Let me post the film list here

    Year Title Notes
    1970 Reconstitution
    1972 Days of '36 Part 1 of the "Trilogy of History"
    1975 The Travelling Players Part 2 of the "Trilogy of History"
    1977 The Hunters Part 3 of the "Trilogy of History"
    1980 Alexander the Great
    1984 Voyage to Cythera Part 1 of the "Trilogy of Silence"
    1986 The Beekeeper Part 2 of the "Trilogy of Silence"
    1988 Landscape in the Mist Part 3 of the "Trilogy of Silence"
    1991 The Suspended Step of the Stork Part 1 of the "Trilogy of Borders"
    1995 Ulysses' Gaze Part 2 of the "Trilogy of Borders"
    1998 Eternity and a Day Part 3 of the "Trilogy of Borders"
    2004 Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow Part 1 of the trilogy on modern Greece
    2008 The Dust of Time Part 2 of the trilogy on modern Greece

    * Part 3 of the trilogy on modern Greece "The other sea" is incomplete due to the unexpected accident that caused Angelopoulos's death.
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    Posted on 08:24:48 - 10/09/22 (1 year ago)
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    I dont know this man, but i like what im seeing! :) Thanks for the tip.

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    Posted on 12:39:58 - 01/11/22 (1 year ago)
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    Just finished The Suspended Step of Stork last weekend. Not any stork appears in the movie. I guess the reason for titling the film with that name is because:


    The scene: "if I take one more step"


    The picture of a stock lifting one leg

    The film's setting is a Greek town near the border of Greece and Albania. The town is a kind of "waiting room" for illegal refugees waiting for the Greek government's admission to further migrate to other countries. Our protagonist, a journalist, sensed the trace of a missing politician, which had written the book Despair at the end of the century before disappeared, and might blend into the crowd of refugees. The journalist tried to seek out the missing politician and experienced the life, and culture of the town of refugees.

    Some of the impressive scenes and lines

    A silent wedding was held across the river separating Greece and Albania, they couldn't pass through the river or otherwise got shot by the soldier on the border.


    A group of voluntary refugees repaired the telephone line which is destroyed in winter, It symbolized hope



    In the "pseudo-documentary" opening scene, serval refugees jumped into the water because the Greek government rejected their request for political asylum. "I began to think about them and wonder how does one decide to leave? Why? And Where? And I thought about the ancient verse, 'Don't forget that the time for a voyage has come again. The wind blows your eyes far away' " ----the journalist










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    Posted on 14:26:14 - 04/11/22 (1 year ago)
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    Landscape in the Mist(ongoing)
    Probably the most brutal Angelopoulos movie as I do not dare to rewatch it.

    Although some sources portray it as


    Even the director himself insisted that


    My actual feeling after finishing this film is as follows:

    Landscape in the mist is some sort of "road movie". Travelers finally reached their destination and grew up. The sister Voula(11 years old) and her little brother Alexander(8) were the travelers on this voyage.
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