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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.

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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