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A Sentence on Ali: Fear Eats The Soul

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, one of the few real badasses of cinema, created in Ali: Fear Eats The Soul an utterly beautiful and (forgive the term) humanistic melodrama that draws from and expounds upon Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows through inspiration from Godard, framing-within-framing, and a realistically complex and somehow utopian picture of the human need for another that work together to blow one’s mind to discover that it was all filmed in fifteen days.

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This entry was published on September 18, 2008 at 10:17 pm. It’s filed under 1970s Cinema, German Film, Photoessays, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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  1. Pingback: All That Heaven Allows « Precious Bodily Fluids

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