Saturday, May 14, 2011

Manoel de Oliveira: 100 anos [Region 2]

Manoel de Oliveira: 100 anos [Region 2] Review

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Manoel de Oliveira: 100 anos [Region 2] Feature

Portugal released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: Portuguese ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN, SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Booklet, Box Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Documentary, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Short Film, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: This DVD set contains the following: (Belle toujours and Espelho Mágico DO NOT HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES):

Mon cas:
In this experimental work, director Manoel de Oliveira puts in a few left-hand punches at the world of commercial cinema. The story opens with a stage play in which a costumed flapper (Bulle Ogier) is working her way through her scene when she is rudely interrupted by a young man. He proceeds to declaim his grievances to the camera crew that occupies the first rows, namely de Oliveira and his technicians. This sequence is then rewound and repeated in two different, speeded-up styles. Next, some images of global disasters fill the screen and it is on to the second major episode. In this segment, a disfigured Job (Luis Miguel Cintra, the disgruntled man of the first segment) proclaims his woes to his wife (Ogier again), woes that are easily interpreted as exactly those of the serious cineaste in a commercial world.

Os Canibais:
A love triangle involving social satire and the questionable theory that money satisfies desire. Both themes are played out through a wedding in which a rather gloomy-looking Viscount is preparing to marry a beautiful lady while a Don Juan figure looks on enviously from the sidelines.

A Vã Glória de Mandar:

A Divina Comédia:
In this symbolic and philosophically weighty film, all of the inhabitants of a Portugu

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