and Three Ages Ultimate Edition (programs for both films) Chaplin Modern Times Criterion Collection; a review of my program (here) Chaplin at Keystone The General Ultimate Edition Keaton Plus TCM Buster Keaton Collection: The Cameraman/Spite Marriage Biography (A&E): Buster Keaton John Bengtson is a business lawyer and film historian whose books Silent Echoes, Silent Traces, and Silent Visions explore the early Hollywood history hidden in the background of the films of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd.John’s work has been hailed by the as a “Proustian collage of time and memory, biography and history, urban growth and artistic expression.” Each book features a foreword by Academy Award winning film historian Kevin Brownlow.
Bengtson has lectured at over thirty events hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Turner Classic Movie Channel Film Festival, Cineteca di Bologna, Film Forum and The Museuem of the Moving Image in New York, USC, the American Cinematheque and Cinecon Classic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and has provided commentary and bonus programs for over a dozen Keaton, Chaplin, and Lloyd DVD/Blu-ray releases.
John serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
Like her previous film more like an essay film than a narrative, more focused on instilling feelings than telling stories.
There are no characters, no relationships, no arcs; just man’s aggregate push to reach the highest points of the world, and the spiritual importance that instills in us as a species.
However, all that pain is worth it, given the astonishing sights of gorgeous mountaintops peeking from above clouds, the existential thrill of reaching the summit.
We never know these people by name, or spend much time with them, but we share in their joy.
While feels tailor-made for the cavernous heights of the big screen, it comes to home theaters courtesy of a crisp, flawless Blu-ray treatment that captures all the jaw-dropping scale of Ozturk’s brilliant nature cinematography.
As extras go, the film comes with a sizeable number of bonus features, including a making-of documentary, a conversation with the director and Q&A with Mac Farlane, and the trailer.
A blue-violet laser, emitting at a wavelength of 405 nanometres, reads the pits.
Because the laser used in a Blu-ray is of a shorter wavelength than that used in DVDs (635 or 650 nanometres), the spiral track can be more tightly wound.