Author Topic: The Mystery of Dr Martinu  (Read 883 times)

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Offline BoyScoutKevin

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Re: The Mystery of Dr Martinu
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 10:47:57 PM »
Typical. Very typical.
--a little known composer
--humor
--anti-Nazi attitude

Interesting. Very interesting.
--the colors of the Czechoslovakian flag is the same as the American flag: red, white, and blue.
--his attitude toward Americans. One of the few times he depicts Americans in one of his films. And his attitude is not positive.
--his treatment of women.
--an anachronism that is not an anachronism
----table football was invented in 1921, so it is quite possible that it existed at the time this film occurs..

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Re: The Mystery of Dr Martinu
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 12:48:34 AM »
Themes
--the beach
--contrasting black and white
--lighthouses
--nudity
----both male and female
--oral sex
----though unlike the scene in Ken's Lair of the White Worm, this (IMHO) lacks the eroticism of that scene.
--productions
--sailor costumes
--trains

And I am sure there are others. These are just the ones that I noticed.

Next time: Interesting. Very interesting.

Offline Rosebud

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Re: The Mystery of Dr Martinu
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 10:01:46 PM »
After watching the film, I agree with Iain's criticism that Martinu's compositions are not justly used, and that any bit of stock music could have blended with the imagery just as well.  Which of course is crazy considering Ken's usual brilliance of combining image with music.  I guess even the best can have an off day.  Still I found the visuals quite compelling and at the end I was moved by the story.  Definitely worth seeing.

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The Mystery of Dr Martinu
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 07:04:46 PM »