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Cinecouch's Essential Films

Boxing Match
(Combat de boxe)

Charles Dekeukeleire

Combat de boxe
1927|Belgium|7 min|BW|Live Action

- ...and the winner goes to...

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Antoine et Colette

François Truffaut

Antoine et Colette
1962|France|32 min|BW|Live Action

- 800 Blows.

The 400 Blows, by François Truffaut


Murder Psalm

Stan Brakhage

Murder Psalm
1980|USA|16 min|Col|Live Action

- The hand that killed logic.

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Door opens
	Man enters
		Sound hits
			Eyes closed
			Eyes opened
		Sound enters
	Man hits
Door closes


Cinecouch's Essential Films

Oratorio for Prague

Jan Nemec

Oratorio for Prague
1968|Czechoslovakia|29 min|BW|Liv-Ac

- Party is over, new *party* coming in.

War/Cinéma vérité
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Cinecouch's Favorite

The Mighty River
(Le fleuve aux grandes eaux)

Frédéric Back

Le fleuve aux grandes eaux
1993|Canada|24 min|Col|Animation

- Life springs from water!

Film Essay/Environmentalism
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The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz
(Die beispiellose Verteidigung der Festung Deutschkreuz)

Werner Herzog

The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz
1967|West Germany|14 min|BW|Live Action

- Video games without the video.

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	No Poem today.
	I'm too lazy to write!
		When there's nothing to write about,
			You should just stay in bed.
	Screw the poet.
	Screw the poem.
	Who reads them?
	Who needs them?
		I'm skipping my breakfast anyway.


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Cinecouch's Favorite

Panta Rhei

Bert Haanstra

Panta Rhei
1951|Netherlands|10 min|BW|Live Action

- The only constant in nature is change.

Film Poetry/Documentary
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What can you live without?
	- Look to your right.
What can be forgotten?
	- Look to your left.
What can you see?
	- Look ahead.
What can you do?
	- Look ahead some more.


The Young Lady and the Hooligan
(Baryshnya i khuligan)

Yevgeni Slavinsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky

The Young Lady and the Hooligan
1918|Russia|35 min|BW|Live Action

- Rooting for the hooligan.

Romance/Social Drama
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Cinecouch's Favorite


Paolo Gioli

1973|Italy|25 min|BW|Live Action

- Neural damage in the making.

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This is not inspiring! This is uninspiring! This does not inspire!
Not inspiring This is! Uninspiring This is! Inspire This does not!
Not inspiring is this! Uninspiring is this! Inspire does this not!
Inspiring is not this! Uninspiring Is this! Inspire does not this!
Inspiring this is not! Uninspiring this Is! Inspire not this does!
!seod siht ton eripsnI !sI siht gniripsninU !ton si siht gniripsnI
!siht ton seod eripsnI !siht sI gniripsninU !siht ton si gniripsnI
!ton siht seod eripsnI !siht si gniripsninU !siht si gniripsni toN
!ton seod sihT eripsnI !si sihT gniripsninU !si sihT gniripsni toN
!eripsni ton seod sihT !gniripsninu si sihT !gniripsni ton si sihT
Could it be the case that Inspiration is really just tons of shit?


Jonathan Rosenbaum 1000

The Metaphor

King Vidor

The Metaphor
1980|USA|36 min|Col|Live Action

- When fascination meets obsession.

Running Fence, by Maysles Brothers