once upon a time in anatolia

might have to get this one

Not to put too fine a point on it, but in this sense you can draw a line beginning with L’Avventura, and on through to Stalker, Abraham’s Valley, The Wind Will Carry Us, and Aurora, before arriving at Anatolia. All of these—not to mention Anatolia’s direct namesakes, Sergio Leone’s two Once Upon a Time films—would seem to diagram an axis point from which Ceylan pivots into this virgin territory. And like those films, Anatolia is pushing narrative into a brave new dimension wherein seemingly nothing of much import occurs, and yet it’s this very journey through the mundane that ultimately yields something far richer than precision storytelling could achieve.

. . .since no one (blockbuster, netflix (I only stream here), my local store, redbox) is going to carry the bluray, or maybe even the DVD.

being a cinephile sucks if you’re not rich. I guess that’s partly why I am reading more and watching less.

if movies I want to see are available at all, I often can’t access them where I live (central AZ).


2 Responses to “once upon a time in anatolia”

  1. 1 underpass
    August 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    This just got added to netflix streaming.

    Now all I need is some way to get “A Separation”. . .

  2. 2 underpass
    August 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    in hi-def I mean.

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