Films byTexts by 1966
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Daisies
Vera Chytilová, 1966, 74’

Daisies is a 1966 Czechoslovak comedy-drama film by Věra Chytilová. Generally regarded as a milestone of the Nová Vlna movement, it follows two teenage girls both named Marie, who engage in strange pranks.

 

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Johan van der Keuken, 1966, 29’

De waarneming van de werkelijkheid is een proces dat van tiende seconde tot tiende seconde in ons gaande is. Onze omgeving overspoelt ons met een onvoorstelbare hoeveelheid gewaarwordingen: kleuren, bewegingen, vormen, tekens.

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François Truffaut, 1966, 112’

“I wanted to make the movie because I wanted to show books in difficulty, almost as if they were people in difficulty,” […] “I wanted the audience to suffer as if they were seeing animals or people burning.”

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The Party and the Guests
Jan Nemec, 1966, 71’

“Acknowledging the influence of Ionesco, [scriptwriter] Ester Krumbachová observed that she tried to create dialogue in which the characters said nothing meaningful about themselves – ‘It was my intention to demonstrate that people generally only talk in terms of disconnected ideas, even when it

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Bruce Baillie, 1966, 3’

“One shot, early summer in Mendocino. Song, All my life by Ella Fitzgerald with Teddy Wilson and his orchestra.”1

 

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The Round-Up
Miklós Jancsó, 1966, 90’

“Jancsó is a genius. Until him, Hungarian film was just a petit-bourgeois, kitschy, stupid industry. It didn't matter if somebody was able to do a little bit better, a little more artistically: the mentality of the filmmakers was always the same; they accepted the order.

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The Battle of Algiers
Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, 121’

“Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 The Battle of Algiers [commemorates] the popular uprising that had succeeded in ousting the French from Algeria in July 1962.