19 Facts About Art film


An art film is typically an independent film, aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience.

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Art film directors make up for these constraints by creating a different type of film, one that typically uses lesser-known film actors, and modest sets to make films that focus much more on developing ideas, exploring new narrative techniques, and attempting new film-making conventions.

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The international critical renown that Eisenstein garnered from this film enabled him to direct October as part of a grand 10th anniversary celebration of the October Revolution of 1917.

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Art film's went on to establish a permanent location at the Academy Cinema in Oxford Street in 1931.

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The Art film is then tied together with fast pacing, a musical soundtrack to cue the appropriate audience emotions, and tight, seamless editing.

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Story in an art film often has a secondary role to character development and exploration of ideas through lengthy sequences of dialogue.

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Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita depicts a succession of nights and dawns in Rome as witnessed by a cynical journalist, this Art film is a bridge between his previous Italian neorealist style and his later surrealist style.

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Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's Art film Andrei Rublev is a portrait of the medieval Russian icon painter of the same name.

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The film is about artistic freedom and the possibility and necessity of making art for, and in the face of, a repressive authority.

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In 1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien's A City of Sadness became the first Taiwanese Art film awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

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Daryush Shokof's film Seven Servants is an original high art cinema piece about a man who strives to "unite" the world's races until his last breath.

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The Art film is notable for its use of long shots and overhead shots to create a sense of distance between the audience and the characters.

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The Art film, which won the Golden Lion and the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival, was called a "many-sided, many mooded, dazzlingly structured eclectic jazz mural" by Chicago Tribune critic Michael Wilmington.

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Darren Aronofsky's Art film Pi is an "incredibly complex and ambiguous Art film filled with both incredible style and substance" about a paranoid mathematician's "search for peace".

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The Art film creates a David Lynch-inspired "eerie Eraserhead-like world" shot in "black-and-white, which lends a dream-like atmosphere to all of the proceedings" and explores issues such as "metaphysics and spirituality".

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In 1997, Terrence Malick returned from a 20-year absence with The Thin Red Line, a war film that uses poetry and nature to stand apart from typical war movies.

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Lewis Beale of Film Journal International stated that Australian director Andrew Dominik's western film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is "a fascinating, literary-based work that succeeds as both art and genre film".

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In 2009, director Paul Thomas Anderson claimed that his 2002 film Punch-Drunk Love about a shy, repressed rage-aholic was "an art house Adam Sandler film", a reference to the unlikely inclusion of "frat boy" comic Sandler in the film; critic Roger Ebert claims that Punch Drunk Love "may be the key to all of the Adam Sandler films, and may liberate Sandler for a new direction in his work.

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The Art film was distributed through Netflix, earning the streaming giant their first Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

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