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What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 6 June 2014 (USA)
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

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Chuck Workman

Writers:

Chuck Workman (story), Chuck Workman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chantal Akerman ... Herself
Robert Altman ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Robert Bresson ... Himself (archive footage)
Costa-Gavras ... Himself
Rob Epstein ... Himself
John Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
James Franco ... Himself
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Ken Jacobs Ken Jacobs ... Himself
Abbas Kiarostami ... Himself
Akira Kurosawa ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Leigh ... Himself
Sidney Lumet ... Himself (archive footage)
David Lynch ... Himself
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Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh, David Lynch, and Jonas Mekas, Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman shows what these filmmakers and others do that can't be expressed in words - but only in cinema. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Is Cinema? See more »

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Wheelhouse Creative See more »
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Color
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Features La Grande Illusion (1937) See more »

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Chase from 'Z'
Written & performed by Mikis Theodorakis
courtesy of FM Records
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Boring and pointless
22 December 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I started to watch this documentary and found it rather difficult not to say pointless to work out what the theme is.I gave it about 15 minutes then deleted it.


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