loyalty without paranoia
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.THE RUSSIAN ARK is a 96 minute single-shot masterpiece. If you have only the slightest bit of interest in media and the effect of media on people, you need to see this film. If you like period work, Russians, Russian culture, or history in general, you really, really need to see this film.
On the other foot, I finally got around to watching STALKER, after walking past the UN checkpoint in Tallinn over the summer. It likewise fetishizes the long, long take, but does so in order to build heartrending tension. For a movie that is basically three men talking, STALKER is profoundly gripping.