Kurt Kren - Structural Films

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Kurt Kren´s achievements with regard to the montage of short cuts in his early works was many years ahead of the rest of the (film)world, in both form and content. Kurt Kren was a pioneere: an avantgardist in the classic and best sense of the word. A filmKurt Kren´s achievements with regard to the
montage of short cuts in his early works was many years ahead of the
rest of the (film)world, in both form and content. Kurt Kren was a
pioneere: an avantgardist in the classic and best sense of the word. A
filmmaker who knows how to think in images like few others in this
trade, and who realized these images in films that are among the »most
beautiful« and »most important« in cinematic history.
(Peter Tscherkassky)


1/57 VERSUCH MIT SYNTHETISCHEM TON (TEST) (1/57 Experiment with Synthetic Sound (Test)) 1:23 min
2/60 48 KÖPFE AUS DEM SZONDI-TEST (2/60 48 Heads from the Szondi-Test) 4:19 min

3/60 BÄUME IM HERBST (3/60 Trees in Autumn) 5:03 min

4/61 MAUERN POS.­NEG. UND WEG (4/61 Walls pos.-neg. and Way) 6:09 min

5/62 FENSTERGUCKER, ABFALL etc. (5/62 People Looking Out of the Window, Trash etc.) 4:48 min

11/65 BILD HELGA PHILIPP (11/65 Helga Philipp Painting) 2:29 min

15/67 TV 4:08 min

17/68 GRÜN-ROT (17/68 Green-red) 2:56 min

20/68 SCHATZI 2:29 min

28/73 ZEITAUFNAHME(N) (28/73 Time Exposure(s)) 2:56 min

31/75 ASYL (31/75 Asylum) 8:26 min

32/76 AN W+B (32/76 To W+B) 7:42 min

36/78 RISCHART 3:02 min

37/78 TREE AGAIN 3:46 min

38/79 SENTIMENTAL PUNK 4:30 min

49/95 TAUSENDJAHREKINO (49/95 thousandyearsofcinema) 2:40 min

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Trained in Anthropology, I was never pleased with the appropriation of the term "Structuralism," by Sitney, or any other film theorist. Took a term with explicit meanings and turned it into sludge. Regardless, Kren's films bear little resemblance to Snow's or Gidal's films, two experimental film makers associated with the term, "Structural." I loved most things on the disc, but "TV," "Schatzi," and "Tree Again" are riveting.

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Price: 

36.00 EUR

Publisher: 

Label: 

Index DVD

Publishing date: 

Monday, November 1, 2004

Runtime: 

69

Discs: 

1 DVD5

Language: 

none

Subtitles: 

none

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour & B&W

Sound: 

Colour & B&W