Too Early, Too Late (1982) DVD Trop Tôt, Trop Tard (original title)Director: Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle HuilletOpening upon one of the most memorable shots ever filmed (and prefiguring a similar circular sweep that begins L’Itinéraire de Jean Bricard shown last season), Straub-Huillet’s rarely screened Trop tôt, trop tard is an essay on the often tentative, yet urgent conditions of revolution. Shot in France and Egypt, the film employs a diptych structure as it attempts to (quite literally) catch the wind of past revolutions, using the writings of Friedrich Engels and Mahmoud Hussein. Shooting first in the busy roundabout of Paris’s storied Place de la Bastille, then in the outlying countryside where the seeds of revolution were once sewn, Straub and Huillet describes how the French peasants revolted “too early” and succeeded “too late.” Alongside landscapes shot near the Nile and its delta, an Arab intellectual relates the history of the peasant resistance during the occupation by the English, who similarly employed bad timing. Much has been written about the film’s ebb and flow structure, especially by Serge Daney, French critic and official card-carrying member of the I.S. (“Internationale Straubienne”), who observed its musical and “meteorological play not seen since the silent era. Trop tôt, trop tard is, to my knowledge, one of the rare films, since Sjöström, to have filmed the wind” (anticipating of course Ivens’s Une Histoire de vent screening on March 8). “The cinema of Straub-Huillet is first and foremost an art of perception, a new way of looking at appearances and, via them, at the mechanisms of the society in which we live” (Louis Marcorelles, The Guardian). “The bottom line is no one seriously interested in film as filmmaking should miss this show”Almost all our catalog are Public Domain films. To Avoid Any Confusion , If you are not sure what a PUBLIC DOMAIN film is, then please ask any questions you may have before committing to an offer. This Listing violates NO Laws. Read below for more Copyright Information . The section of American copyright law known as “The Berne Act” clearly states: films unreleased in the United States, including original version of films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are not protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain. The entire purpose of our company is to provide (otherwise unavailable) films to the serious video collector. We do not offer videos owned by American releasing companies. If a film should become available domestically, we immediately stop offering it to our clients.Disc Information (applies to all our catalog): · While DVD quality varies title to title, I guarantee these are the best prints available.· Excellent to decent video and sound quality (send me a message for specific questions).· All DVD's are in NTSC Region 0 Format. For an Additional $0.50 per disc, we can convert to PAL, only if you let us know before paying invoice.· All DVD's are DVD-R’s shipped in plain white DVD sleeves. For the moment we do not offer artwork, mainly to keep the prices as low as possible.All non-English spoken movies come with English subtitles. **CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR CATALOG FOR DISCOUNTS ON BULK ORDERS, AND WILL NEGOTIATE DISCOUNTS ON S&H... **ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED IN A FRIENDLY AND POLITE MANNER, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR EVEN THE SMALLEST QUESTION. WE WANT OUR CUSTOMERS TO KNOW WHAT THEY’RE GETTING… Shipping & handling: **The shipping & handling cost will be $2.50 using USPS First Class Mailing to the USA (continental states), add $0.50 for every additional DVD.**To Canada will be $3.25 USPS First Class International, add $0.50 for every additional DVD. **International Shipping is $3.75 , add $0.50 for every additional DVD. ****ORDERS OF 4 OR MORE SHIP OUT FOR FREE...!!! **We ONLY accept Paypal or Google checkout. ******** CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS, IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN HARD TO FIND OR OUT OF PRINT FILM IN MIND, AND DON`T SEE IT IN OUR CATALOG, CONTACT US, WE PROBABLY HAVE IT....
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