Tag Archives: Atmosphere

Life Is Like a Dream: Jarmusch’s Paterson Unfurled

Through its dreamlike aesthetic, lethargic rhythm, and patterned mise-en-scene, Jim Jarmusch’s densely philosophical tone poem manages to convey a certain unutterable phenomenology, one which is surrealistically experienced in life’s poetic coincidences and confusions. It is mindfully realized through an acute … Continue reading

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Elegy of a Voyage (Sokurov, 2001)

As with Russian Ark, Sokurov creates an all encompassing atmosphere through narration and open form montage, yielding a sense of presence throughout the film. Open montage, the use of nondescript (yet no less arresting nor beautiful), non representational images, which … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Atmosphere, Grieves & Budo, Blueprint, Musab (Rhymesayers Family Tour, The Vogue Theatre, May 10, 2011):

Alright, so I said that I wasn’t going to post concert reviews that predated the inauguration of this site — a few reasons: too many — in other words, too time consuming — to copy, paste, and edit; some are … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Grieves & Budo (The Biltmore Cabaret – September 16, 2011)

To liven up this blog a little more, I’m going to start expanding to subjects other than film, as I predicted I would do — see ‘Introductory Post’. Basically, I will post about whatever stimulates me enough to write, given … Continue reading

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