Films byTexts by 1980
FILM
Bill Gunn, 1980, 165’

“Gunn's story – that of a visionary filmmaker left on the sidelines of the most ostensibly liberated period of American filmmaking – is, unfortunately, not unique.

FILM
Nicolas Roeg, 1980, 123’

“‘Young people are only just beginning to read film – they know the grammar, [...] They come from a visual generation, and film is a visual medium. But pretty well everyone over the age of twenty-five, I guess, maybe twenty-eight, is rooted in the literary tradition.

Conversation NL
17.10.2018

In 1980 had het filmtijdschrift Andere Sinema tijdens Film International ’80 [te Antwerpen] een gesprek met de Hongaarse filmmaker Miklós Jancsó. Jancsó begon het interview met te stellen dat er de laatste tijd in Oost-Europa heel wat verandering te bespeuren valt op het vlak van het politiek en artistiek denken. Jancsó: “Je moet de wereld niet alleen analyseren om hem te veranderen. Dat was de fout die Stalin beging. Voor hem was verandering belangrijker dan analyse. Je moet dus de wereld analyseren VOOR de verandering.”

FILM
Jean-Luc Godard, 1980, 87’

“Indeed, work becomes the film’s operative theme, as Isabelle explains to her sister what’s entailed in prostitution with terseness and a matter-of-fact procedure one might expect to find in any office manual.

FILM
Samy Szlingerbaum, 1980, 79’

“Samy Szlingerbaum – who died in 1986 at the age of 36 – was an autodidact in matters of film. He cooked in sleeping trains, worked in a cinema ticket office; he spent four years in Israel and one in New York, where he took a course in photography.

FILM
Alexander the Great
Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1980, 235’

“Through his lens, Angelopoulos looks at things in silence. It is the weight of this silence and the intensity of the immobile stare of Angelopoulos’ camera which makes O Megalexandros so powerful that the viewer cannot break away from the screen.