Monday, December 1, 2008

Images From My All Time Favorite Films: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)

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7 comments:

Keith said...

I've never seen this film before, but those were some beautiful shots from it.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith,
It's a tremendous film...

Ed Howard said...

This was only the second Fassbinder I ever saw, and I so did not know what to make of it. I didn't dislike it, exactly, but I was extremely puzzled and uncertain what to think of it. The next Fassbinder film I saw -- In a Year of 13 Moon -- was the one that truly converted me to him, and led into him becoming one of my favorite directors. I should really revisit this one and see what I think now. Lovely screenshots.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Ed,
There were actually several Fassbinder titles I was juggling with doing. I picked this one because it really resonates with me for some reason, plus I wanted to highlight one of his earlier works. I will more than likely do one from a bit later at some point.
I also like how much this is obviously adapted from a play (just a few characters in just a couple of main interior settings) but somehow he manages to make it shockingly cinematic. I think you can see just from these shots how remarkably composed and well thought out it is. Amazing considering how fast he worked, and of course how incredibly prolific he was. Thanks again...

MovieMan0283 said...

God, I love this series (another film I need to see here). I eagerly await the day when my own computer can handle screen-cap technology.

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Steve Langton said...

Recall this was an early VHS rent. Carstensen and Schygulla are both worth their weight in gold.