Every Revolution Is a Throw of the Dice

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Every Revolution Is a Throw of the Dice

woman director short film

Every Revolution Is a Throw of the Dice

Release Date: January 01, 1977

Year    :   1977
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
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Director    :   Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
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Writers    :   Stéphane Mallarmé
RunTime    :   11 mins.

A tribute to Mallarmé that not only asserts the continuing relevance of his work but also confronts its literary ambiguities with political and cinematic ambiguities of its own. In outline, the film could not be more straightforward: it offers a recitation of one of Mallarmé’s most celebrated and complex poems (it was his last published work in his own lifetime, appearing in 1897, a year before his death) and proposes a cinematic equivalent for the author’s original experiment with typography and layout by assigning the words to nine different speakers, separating each speaker from the other as she or he speaks, and using slight pauses to correspond with white spaces on the original page.

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