#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Robert Frank revolutionized photography and independent film. He documented the Beats, Welsh coal miners, Peruvian Indians, The Stones, London bankers, and the Americans. This is the bumpy ride, revealed with unblinking honesty by the reclusive artist himself.
Plot: The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now-formidable body of artistic gestures. From the early ’90s on, Frank has been making his films and videos with the brilliant editor Laura Israel, who has helped him to keep things homemade and preserve the illuminating spark of first contact between camera and people/places. Don’t Blink is Israel’s like-minded portrait of her friend and collaborator, a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves us a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90.
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A longitudinal insight into how America sees itself
I’d vaguely heard of Robert Frank as an American photographer of the prominent, famous and sometimes important, but didn’t really have much idea of why, or the length and depth of his artistic contribution. I wasn’t aware of his role as a movie film maker, his relationship with The Rolling Stones or his surly, grumpy focus on the importance of his work, but not of himself. His 1958 portrait of his adopted country The Americans which I’ve now examined through our local library provides evidence to support what a broad canvas he covered, and so well. If you’ve heard a reasonable number of episodes of Ira Glass’s This American Life you’ll have some idea of the breadth of the USA in an audiological way: Robert Frank did this visually.
Frank was a Swiss emigrant and his presence and background at times dominates the film. There’s no doubt who it’s about, and he has great belief in his opinions. It would seem director Laura Israel and Frank have a huge depth of understanding, and this probably made the film possible. I doubt he’d be easy to work with in such a project.
The challenges of the film are primarily the length and breadth of Frank’s work it aims to cover, and whether it should be a sequential journey or a thematic one. As it unfolds, an hour and a quarter isn’t very long for such a body of work, and it must have been challenging to decide what to leave out. The result feels a bit superficial – nothing really gets the time needed to deliver its just desserts. The story is more temporal than thematic, but there’s enough jumping around to force concentration and at times uncertainty. It leads to a feeling that Robert Frank’s life might have been almost as chaotic as the ambiance the film creates. It contrasts in my mind with the more focused, linear determination of Bill Cunningham’s New York, which I think succeeded better, with a similar but possibly an easier task.
If you haven’t heard of Robert Frank, or aren’t familiar with his work, then this is a great introduction – but it isn’t an end in itself. It might just open some doors of interest.
Don’t blink: Robert Frank
Robert Frank’s “The Americas” won me over as a fan of his work years ago. His images spoke to me as a photographer on a human level. I ventured into the cinema to watch “Don’t Blink: Robert Frank” and was led by the hand though the thought process of a man I admire. His keen eye and interest in people not only capture the New York City dirty years but also a slice of the people that made the 70’s great and memorable. The soundtrack is kicka$$ but importantly this documentary takes you on a historical journey unfiltered through the eyes of Robert Frank. Kudos to the Director Laura Israel for bringing this brilliant film to the cinema.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography, History
Director Laura Israel
Writer Laura Israel, Melinda Shopsin
Actors Robert Frank, Sid Kaplan, June Leaf
Country Canada, France, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
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Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)