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February 02, 2009

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WmMBerger

You're better men than I. I think I would rather watch Fox & His Friends 10.6 times.

Goyim in the AM

1. It's a damn mini-series. I think The Wire is great art, but wouldn't sit through an entire season in one sitting.

2. German actors don't do naturalism, which makes it difficult to "feel these people" in anything. Text and the ideas behind an entire production are valued way above character, which is why the crisis in German screenwriting in the last ten or fifteen years has amounted to a crisis in German cinema. You certainly can't judge "great German acting" by the same criteria that make, for example, Robert DeNiro a great actor.

BrianTurner

Hey Mark, we're having a Hole in the Wall Fox Tivo marathon this weekend if you want to come down.

Mark Allen

You're having a marathon watching of the hole in the wall where your Tivo used to be? Oh, I'm so there! If I can sit through "Berlin Alexanderplatz" I can sit through anything!

...oh, you mean that Fox game show with the hole in the wall. Oh...well I'll still come, but only if I can sit on you guys' new mattress!

krebstar

I once saw an exhibition here in Berlin, in Fassbinder, showing all the episodes, in "booths" looped over and over again. This allowed me to get an "overview" of the series in a short period of time. Intense, dark depressing, amazing and that was over 2 hours at most.

Who in God's name should subject themselves to anymore than 2 hours in one sitting?
You people are insane!

Bill Weber

Really, nothing beat seeing this on one weekend with the Museum of Modern Art's interactive audience in '97. "Shut up!" "No, YOU shut up!" Then Gunter Lamprecht and Gottfried John appeared in front of the screen at the end, which we all badly needed after that epilogue.

SatanTango Challenge

A Berlin Alexanderplatz marathon is like injecting a mixture of sleeping pills and cocaine.

Oh shit I'm sorry -- that's how Fassbinder died.


I dare you to take on SATANTANGO and look forward to the resulting e-mail correspondence.

Brian in Austin

What's next? Hans Jurgen Syberberg or Jacques Rivette's Out One?

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