Film Review: Begotten (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: God disembowels himself with a straight razor. The spirit-like Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. Twitching and cowering, the Son Of Earth is set upon by faceless cannibals. REVIEW:¬† Begotten is hard to consume on many levels. Though in that consumption is also a smattering of brilliance. The film uses a technique that disperses of grayscale values in favor of pure blacks and whites, more specifically called reversal film. This experimental … Continue reading

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Interview: Elias Merhige (Begotten)

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WHO:¬†Elias Merhige – director MOVIE: “Begotten”, “Suspect Zero”, “Shadow of the Vampire” Interview with Elias Merhige – 01.31.09 (INTERVIEW BY SCOTT ESSMAN) Elias Merhige, born in 1964, grew up in Brooklyn, and went to school in Tenafly, New Jersey before attending film school at State University of New York at Purchase where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1987.¬†This exclusive interview concerns the making of his controversial non-dialogue feature film, BEGOTTEN.¬†The interview was conducted for … Continue reading

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