• 10 Things I Learned: The Qatsi Trilogy

    By Kate Elmore

9 comments

  • By Drew Phillips
    December 13, 2012
    06:18 PM

    How great would a Criterion release of the Jerk be? Just sayin'
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    • By Rob Bowman
      December 13, 2012
      06:58 PM

      I thought exactly the same thing. Hell, I would kill for a commentary with Reiner and Martin.
    • By Craig J. Clark
      December 14, 2012
      08:30 AM

      Almost as great as a Criterion release of Los Olvidados. (Seriously, what is the holdup on that?)
    • By Criteriophile
      December 14, 2012
      09:24 AM

      My favorite line from The Jerk: "P.S. Is Grandma still farting?" - Steve Martin as Navin Johnson in one of several "letters back home" voice-overs.
    • By Drew Phillips
      December 14, 2012
      10:15 PM

      I agree Craig! More Bunuel! And Reiner!
    • By Drew Phillips
      December 14, 2012
      10:17 PM

      In fact, there's never been a Blu ray release of the Jerk! C'mon guys!
  • By I don't work at Kartemquin
    December 14, 2012
    10:21 AM

    Untrue, slide #7! Philip Glass's first film score was for the wonderful 1966 documentary Inquiring Nuns, for which he was paid a grand total of $100 by two University of Chicago students who had just formed a nascent production company titled Kartemquin Films, eventually the producer of Hoop Dreams and the Interrupters and Golub 88. I definitely have never worked there.
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  • By Clp
    December 17, 2012
    03:47 PM

    Wait a minute, guys and gals. Take another look at that "Jerk" picture. Looks to me like a screen grab from a high-def master. Plus, that coloring looks like a Universal Home Video job. My money's on "The Jerk" to be a bonafide Criterion release, one they'll probably announce today
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  • By cat-tang
    December 17, 2012
    10:51 PM

    Well I did not know that Lean's Lawrence of Arabia influenced Ridggeio's reason to film in 70mm. It was great to see that why he wanted to do that
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