Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Krzysztof

Kieslowski_graveKrzysztof Kieślowski was born today in Warsaw, in 1941. He wanted to direct in the theatre but there wasn't room at school, so he went into film as an intermidate step. Of course, he never went "further", but what an intermediate! The Decalogue and Three Colors are world-famous, and rightly so...

His grave in Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw bears the classic 'framing hands' - the view through which he showed us so much.

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At 8:54 PM, June 27, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

I have the Trois couleurs on DVD, and I love them, and can't tell you how many times I've watched them. I love how the colour palettes in the films match the movie title, and I like that the final scene in "Rouge" connects them all with the ferry accident.

I wonder what else he might have done, had he not died too young.

At 12:15 PM, June 28, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Yes, those movies are very re-watchable. He was a genius.


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