The dream sequence at the end of Festen
(if it really was a dream.)
Several incredible moments in both Medea
and The Element of Crime
. (these were double exposed shots or
shots involving mirrors that were so accomplished and amazing I have
fallen off of my chair with each consecutive viewing.)
The final, long, bewitching flashes that numbed
us into the overdosed ending of Irreversible
The moments in the black of night of Time of the Wolf
when we search what we hope is the horizon for a missing
child, hoping for a flicker and later being consumed by
an entire flame-engulfed barn.
Several silent, terrifying sequences in Eraserhead
The shot at the beginning of The Princess and the Warrior
which starts underneath the central character as he stares down
from a bridge, and it somehow zooms all the way around him and
ends up something like twenty feet over the top of his head,
now staring at him from behind as he stares down.
The final scene of Ordet
The first of Jorden Leth's Five Obstructions
(twelve frame edits
of The Perfect Human
answered in Havana).
The screaming, dying sister in Cries and Whispers
The screaming, mourning mother of Fanny and Alexander
Carl Dreyer's incredible shadow tricks at the beginning of Vampyr
Several of Brakhage's spiritually inclined journeys, my favorites, as most know,
although I haven't seen enough to even begin, but my favorites being The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes
and Wedlock House: An Intercourse
but then again, the 9 second Eye Myth
was so intense I've probably watched
it twenty times.The Return
, as the dark figure of the father in a storm hovers over
the children who are paddling his boat.
The shot from the gallows of the creepy Nosferatu
, walking around the
boat, with his long fingers and fingernails and pointy-bat ears.
The montage of Lilja 4-ever
's forced sex labor. While I shouldn't say "favorite,"
I will say "important" for the realization that this sex is of the worst kind
there is in the world.
I could go on. I really could. Images are leaping into my mind. Last Life in the Universe
, The Sacrifice
Edited by stef, 09 June 2005 - 10:58 PM.