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Film (1965)

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Film is the only incursion of Samuel Beckett on film. Written in 1963, it was filmed in New York during the summer of 1964; Alan Schneider directed and starred Buster Keaton. For the filming, Beckett made his only trip to the United States in July 1964. Movie has no dialogue and only a slight sound-a "B! Sssh!" - Part of the theory of Berkeley, "Esse est percipi", or it is "to be is to be perceived" even if all external perception-whether it is suppressed is this animal, human or divine self-perception remains. However, despite this philosophical principle, the movie, like all the works of Beckett, contains elements of comedy.
Buster Keaton plays the role of a man who, fleeing a practically deserted street, is introduced into a doorway, up the stairs of the building and into a room probably hers, where carefully erases all external reality. Spread the curtain, cover the mirror, check cat and dog, locked the door, cover the bird cage and the fish tank and begins to break photos of her past. However, the problem of self-perception remains insoluble.
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Samuel Beckett's Film
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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