Béla Tarr and film critic Howard Feinstein discuss the former’s innovative filmography, punctuated by clips from his films (Walker Art Center, December 22, 2008).
With Béla Tarr’s Werckmeister harmóniák/Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) making lots of the recent flurry of top-ten-films-of-the-decade lists (see Anderson‘s and Broad‘s great ones, for example), and his latest film A londoni férfi/The Man from London (2007) beginning to be screened more widely, Film Studies For Free brings you its own tribute to the Hungarian master.
HarryTuttle at Unspoken Cinema has already assembled an amazing list of online written resource links (see also Unspoken I: Tarr. May, 2009, (eds.) Yvette Biró, Edwin Mak & HarryTuttle at Unspoken – Journal for Contemplative Cinema).
FSFF wanted to add to this valuable existing list with some more scholarly links, as well as some embedded videos (above and below) which help contribute to understanding of this filmmaker’s work.
- Erzsébet Bori, ‘From a Tower, Darkly: Béla Tarr: A londoni férfi (The Man from London), The Hungarian Quarterly, Volume XLIX, No. 189, Spring 2008
- Elzbieta Buslowska, ‘Cinema as Art and Philosophy in Béla Tarr’s Creative Exploration of Reality’, Acta Univ. Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies, 1 (2009) 107-116
- Howard Feinstein, ‘A Few Words from Béla Tarr’, Sarajevo Film Festival Catalogue, 2006
- Peter Hames, ‘The melancholy of resistance: The films of Béla Tarr’, Kinoeye, Vol 1, Issue 1, September 3, 2001
- András Bálint Kovács, ‘The World According to Béla Tarr [updated version]’, KinoKultura, Issue 7, 2008
- Alfred Toth, ‘A semiotic Satan’s tango’, Mathematical Semiotics, No. 236, 2008
- Jarmo Valkola, ‘Aesthetics of Visual Expressionism: Béla Tarr’s Cinematic Landscapes’, HuNGAROLOGiscHE BEITRÄGE 13. HUNGAROLÓGIA – JYVÄSKYLÄ, 2001
- Gus Van Sant, ‘The Camera is a Machine’, MoMA Bela Tarr Retrospective Catalogue, 2001