Our Trip to Africa
- Raw and naked.
Fata Morgana, by Werner Herzog
And the man is setting in, And the run is coming in, And the beast is closing in, But the camera is holding on, And the camera is panning off, But the man is setting off, But the run is going off, And the beast is running off, And the man is laughing off, And the camera is jumping off, But the cameraman is pissing off.
A Dog's Life
- Ah, Chaplin!
The Kid, by Charles Chaplin
A man was kicked out of his apartment, Then fired from his department. Now he needs to find a compartment, For his dog to end its torment. But to his disappointment, There is no such arrangement, When the streets are in fragment, And people stuck in appointment. Would anyone care for a placement, In their gentle basement? For the rest, he takes only remnant.
- Art of difference.
Pulp Fiction, by Quentin Tarantino
So what do you think of it? To speak the unspeakable. It takes quite a lot of courage regardless of what your intention is. So why not go ahead and see what happens? You are going to figure out nothing if you don't, and you are not going to figure out anything if you do. It is not a contradiction, this is just the way things are, more often than not, the way we are before you even realize it. This is a sentence that fills the empty space. On the other hand, to speak the speakable is rather boring. Why would you want to talk about things that everyone talks about? For instance, talk about what the film is about after watching a film. I would rather go around and find the ticket girl. (#)
La verifica incerta
Gianfranco Baruchello, Alberto Grifi
Histoire(s) du cinema, by Jean-Luc Godard
IMPACT | | the brain is divided AT LARGE | but IS MORE OF | MAN | is it not MADE | | intuition x reason | THAT? | to know | is not WHAT? | ask.
- Hop! Hop! Hop!
Hop on a hoop, hit on a hoot, took on a toot, hid by the loot, ran to the root, back by the boot, sit on the soot. Once more, shout the bird, Hop on a hoop.
Blood of the Beasts
(Le sang des bêtes)
- Brutal, astonishing, provocative, audacious.
Le cochon, by Jean Eustache
Scathing fecal meat, when properly fermented, is hard to beat. It takes more than a leg, to really break a leg, for better than to beg. Blood down the throat, when properly boiled, doesn't make you bloat. But is that all? You'd better have some back-up gall.
- When it starts, it never stops.
Mind Game, by Masaaki Yuasa
At a meeting, two men compete for the fastest way to sobriety. One suggests, one should take small sips at intervals. The other shakes his head, and suggests, one should guzzle through in the shortest time. One shakes his head, and claims, that is how he gets to where he is now. The other shakes his head, and shakes his head...
Land Without Bread
- Life is irrational, so is cinema.
Faux Documentary/Social Commentary
Los Olvidados, by Luis Buñuel
Down the gutter, there is a dinner party, for which the guests have each other, as dinner. Up the gutter, there is an after-dinner party, for which the guests have each other, as sinner. To have and have not, is it a question for the dinner, or the answer to the sinner?
Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney
- Birth of a giant mouse.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, by Various
Once upon a wicked time, There was a ticket line. You'd have to break a dime, To see a mouse sing and whine. It is such a crime, To not have your back recline, At the same time, Every other is drinking wine. And it is called 'Good Ol' Times.'
- In between love and fate.
Remorques, by Jean Grémillon
My head spins like a thunder, But there is no rain. My hand shakes like a stumper, But there is no pain. What is there to do? You know it's coming! It is futile to fight, The battle of fright. Be prepared by yourself! Storm the Storm! Capture the Calm!