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Greek Tragedies October 1, 2005

Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.

Cor blimey! What a 20th century those Greeks had, eh! If it wasn’t mass refugee influxes from Odessa (Red Army arriving) (or Turkey, death throes of Ottoman Empire), it was the Second World War and Civil War. All of this is embodied in the first part of Theo Angelopoulos’s trilogy, The Weeping Meadow (or Τριλογία 1: Το Λιβάδι που δακρύζει, if we want to be flash and make sure I get as many of the world’s scripts on here as possible) in the shape of the film’s heroine, Eleni, Greece personified. The film looks delicious with oodles of water imagery (death and destruction), trains (change, upheaval) and emotions expressed in a way that an English soul can only shudder at. I shall look forward to parts 2 and 3, no doubt covering the years of dictatorship (part 2) and Greece winning the European Championships and the Olympic Games in Athens (part 3). This was very kindly sent to me by the ever-generous DJ Lukeski who is giving away music here. Yes. Free CDs!



1. lukeski - October 6, 2005

It is delightful, kind of War and Peace with moussaka. This is the only problem (yeah right!) with working in this place – I simply do not have enough time to watch all the great films. There are 30 new DVDs coming out this month, including 2 Kurosawas. Was kann man tun? I have, however, managed to get a DVD copy of my favourite film of all time, German’s ‘Moi drug Ivan Lapshin’, so I will be settling down to watch that this weekend.

2. BiB - October 15, 2006

I’m yet to see that film, and always mean to ask some random Russian to magically spirit it to me somehow. I’ll see it one day…–>

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