242sumner wrote:kieslowski has reached a much higher level than Wenders.
i think Wenders' 70s stuff is really top-notch. ever seen The Goalies' Anxiety At The Penalty Kick, or Wrong Move, or Alive In The Cities? those and Paris, Texas are pretty fucking impressive, thanks in no small part to the EXCELLENT cinematography of Robby Muller. this dude is to the killer interior car shot what albini is to the bombastic roomy drum sound. Kieslowksi had some good cinematographers too though. (word on the street is, if you wanna do learn good cinematography, Poland is the place.)
i would like to see the earlier Kieslowksi films like Camera Buff and Blind Chance. i kinda have the feelign that the Three Colors triology is a bit watered down in comparison. like, for instance, that part in Red in which somebody throws a rock through the ex-judge's window and he puts it on the table, and then the camera makes this really overly-obvious zoom so that we can see that several rocks have been hurled at him. that part makes me cringe everytime i see it.
woah, a hot jewsih girl just walked by. i need to get busy with a jewish woman at some point. my big nose requires it.
anyway, i don't think Kieslowski was an atheist, he just wasn't religious. there an interview on the last Dekalogue DVD, in Poland, for Tv, with Keislowksi and he's tlakign to polish film people and he says so, that he's not an atheist, that he beleives (beleived?) in somesorta god.