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.
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This movie ranks #73 in 100 Best British films
This movie ranks #82 in Masters Of Cinema
This movie ranks #105 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
This movie ranks #121 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
This movie ranks #285 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #336 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #672 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #678 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films