Articles tagged guy maddin

Death and Childhood Hover Over Guy Maddin’s ‘My Winnipeg’

The comic mythologizing of Winnipeg becomes conflated with an urge for Maddin to mythologize himself.

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27 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Experiments in Terror 3 (2009)

One of the great things about art is its ability to make you see the common and the familiar in a totally different and unique

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Best Complexities in 2008

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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9 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Brain Upon the Brain!

However we choose to brand it -- post-apocalyptic, postmodern, post-historical -- the fashion of outrageous mash-ups is intimately linked with the movies.

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Brand Upon the Brain!: Criterion Collection

One imagines that if you gave Canadian auteur Guy Maddin a mainstream movie script and a cast of well known celebrities, he would still wind

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13 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

A Fairy Tale Childhood: An Interview with Guy Maddin

The Canadian cult director talks to PopMatters about family, childhood, memory and his cinematic Gesamptkunstwerks that often look like damaged artifacts dredged up from an archive of lost 1920s and '30s film.

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3 Jul 2008 // 3:29 AM

A self-confessed “part-time surrealist,” Guy Maddin has made weird little art-house gems that include “Careful” (1992), about townsfolk creeping around on tiptoe, speaking in hushed tones

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13 Jun 2008 // 4:11 AM

My Winnipeg

Snow and ice fill the frame in My Winnipeg, Guy Maddin's ookily brilliant evocation of his childhood.

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Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)

Subtitled "Remembrance in 12 Chapters," Maddin's excellent movie tracks something like Guy's search for his youthful memories, though you might just as easily describe his effort as a last-ditch repression.

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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

'There are tears for things, there are tears of things, there are tears from things,' says Guy Maddin.

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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

Guy Maddin's film is swirling with scraps of movie and other recent history.

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Dracula: Pages From a Virgin’s Diary (2002)

The lasciviously titled Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary is a reliably unhinged exponent of Maddin's antiquarian vision.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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