Tuesday, January 10, 2006
This scene from Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man made me think of one of Maix Mayer's Surface Charge movies, the one shot from below a frosted glass floor. The still below doesn't picture it, but my favorite part of this quiet video of a crowd entering a small room and milling about before exiting is the entrance of a presumably older person with a cane. The little dot of the cane touching the floor, disappearing, then touching the floor again was very nice.
still from Maix Mayer's video, Oberflache
This fox is what was pawing at the tent (in the first still above). This scene had a sense of magic, mystery, wonder, tenderness, and possible danger. The tent was being poked and the film-maker, Timothy Treadwell, is in the tent poking back at the paws with his finger. Have you seen this movie?