Edvard Munch (1974)
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One of the finest cinematic experiences I've had. The montage is fabulous, invoking Soviet montage in that it is intellectual rather than continuity editing. It seems Watkins was more interested in the time period and social problems going on than any one person. He intercuts between individual freedom/creative freedom, sex, gender, among other issues. The narration is perfect. The cinematography is beautiful. The perfect balance of aesthetics and intellectually-engaging content. A masterpiece to be cherished.
An awful lot can be said about this masterpiece, or absolutely nothing. All I can say is that it made my soul mature.
"I felt as if there were invisible threads between us, I felt as if invisible threads from her hair still twisted themselves around me, and when she completely disappeared there over the ocean, then I felt still how it hurt where my heart bled because the threads could not be broken."
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This movie ranks #73 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
This movie ranks #82 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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This movie ranks #121 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
This movie ranks #285 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #336 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #678 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #760 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films