The Universal Clock - The Resistance of Peter Watkins

The Universal Clock - The Resistance of Peter Watkins

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This feature documentary is a portrait of Peter Watkins, an Oscar®-winning British filmmaker who, for the past 4 decades, has proved that films can be made without compromise. With the proliferation of TV channels, documentaries are enjoying an unprecedented boom fuelled by audiences seeking an alternative to infotainment. But now documentary filmmaking, too, finds itself constrained by the imperatives of television. However, there is a rebel resisting this uniformity of the spirit. Pre-eminent among today's documentary filmmakers concerned about this mind-numbing standardization, Peter Watkins has never strayed from either his principles or the cause.

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Générique
  • participation
    Peter Watkins
    Sara Louis
    Anna Pano
    Marie-Josèphe Barrère
    Kamel Ikachamene
    Renaud Bazin
  • réalisation
    Geoff Bowie
  • recherche
    Geoff Bowie
  • scénario
    Geoff Bowie
  • montage image
    Petra Valier
  • directeur de la photographie
    Georges Dufaux
    Gilles Papajak
    Louis Durocher
  • enregistrement sonore
    Diane Carrière
    André Boisvert
  • montage sonore
    Tony Reed
  • narrateur
    R.H. Thomson
  • *
    Philippe Lapointe
  • enregistrement voix
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • ré-enregistrement
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producteur
    Yves Bisaillon

  • Millsart

    This is the most boring thing I have watched online in ages. It is NOT a portrait of Watkins, but more a making-of report about "La Commune", Watkins' film from 2000. There are lengthy, bland talking heads interviews with actors of the film and what they think about their role, politics and life in general. Watkins is seen in about 15 minutes of the film. There is not a word about his other important works. If you have the time, go and watch "The War Game", "Punishment Park" or - if you know the classics - "The Media Project." I think the labelling above is very misleading...

    Millsart, 27 Fév 2016