Monday, August 17, 2009

Moments of Distinction

The Film – I Am Cuba – dir. Mikhail Kalatozov

The Set-Up – The funeral procession of murdered student martyr Enrique.

I have written about I Am Cuba before, and I mentioned this sequence back then. In many ways, IAC is a comically naïve film, but its technical artistry is unquestioned. This portion of the film stands out over all others for me, because the filmmakers achieved a shot that should be impossible. Watch the clip, and think of the person who is holding the camera.

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