Parajanov is everything Kusturica wanted to be
tati mostly we are talking about but also amelie etcwell if i had to comment i'd say that the french look at "quirk" as something so un-French it becomes fascinating for them. Benny Hill is famously massive in France, for example.
Rivette, Godard, Rohmer are not quirky in the slightest. They're as French as can be.
Who is Kusturica? In this vein of things?
Oh yes, I've seen Underground. I think @IdleRich made a thread about eastern european films and mentioned him, said how he always found a way to shoehorn his grating music into his films.probably despised by some Dissensus members, Balkan quirky. Brass instruments, poultry, mud, Roma, nutters, psychics, Borat stole the music from the first here
Time of the Gypsies: Directed by Emir Kusturica. With Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Husnija Hasimovic. In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of...www.imdb.com
Underground: Directed by Emir Kusturica. With Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac. A group of Serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love, and hate.www.imdb.com
Interesting, no I didn't. Also haven;'t heard of Empedocles. Thought it was maybe Democritus by way of Lucretius.are you aware of the Oulipian use of the term clinamen, stan?
Clinamen. Lucretius' Latin for the Greek klesis, "a bending".
Empedocles (c.490-430 B.C.) uses the term to designate the spontaneous deviation that allows atoms falling in otherwise parallel lines to encounter one another and thus create matter; Lucretius extended the meaning of the word to include free choice. For Oulipians, the clinamen is a deviation from the strict consequences of a restriction. It is often justified on aesthetic grounds: resorting to it improves the results. But there is a binding condition for its use: the exceptional freedom afforded by a clinamen can only be taken on the condition that following the initial rule is still possible. In other words, the clinamen can only be used if it isn't needed.
[...] The clinamen was brought to the attention of Pataphysicians and Oulipians alike through the agency of Alfred Jarry, who rescued this obscure principle of classical philosophy and made it a central tenet of his "science of exceptions", 'Pataphysics.