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What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

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Chuck Workman

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Chuck Workman (story), Chuck Workman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chantal Akerman ... Herself
Robert Altman ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Robert Bresson ... Himself (archive footage)
Costa-Gavras ... Himself
Rob Epstein ... Himself
John Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
James Franco ... Himself
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Ken Jacobs Ken Jacobs ... Himself
Abbas Kiarostami ... Himself
Akira Kurosawa ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Leigh ... Himself
Sidney Lumet ... Himself (archive footage)
David Lynch ... Himself
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Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh, David Lynch, and Jonas Mekas, Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman shows what these filmmakers and others do that can't be expressed in words - but only in cinema. Written by Anonymous

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6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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What Is Cinema? See more »

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Written & performed by Rachel Portman
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What is Cinema?
7 May 2019 | by henry8-3See all my reviews

A documentary looking somewhat randomly at film making through the views of many film makers, some very famous and others who operate on independent, zero budget pieces with apparently niche audiences.

Unremarkable, but for film fans a pleasure to see the views of so many experts, although in fairness some seem a tad pretentious.


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