I Am Cuba: The
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Four avant-garde episodes of revolution show Batista's Havana hurtling from decadence to communism.
A classic... absolutely astonishing! I AM CUBA is that rarity of rarities, a genuine hidden treasure. It puts to shame anything we're doing today. - --Martin Scorsese
One of the most deliriously beautiful films ever made. - --Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
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For some reason we seem to have two stories of exactly who pulled the film out of obscurity. One says Cuban writer Guillermo Cabrera Infante originally brought the film to Telluride but in this package the booklet does not mention him at all, speaking only of the American film buffs involved, which I would see as the only flaw in this otherwise excellent box set
I Am Cuba: The Ultimate Edition
In fact, "I am Cuba" is a Film Student's Must See for its stunning cinematography and its impact on telling the story. There are incredible, noteworthy interviews with participants in the original production, and excellent documentation of how the film was created.
Another reveling theme further describes of what otherwise would have been a crumpling mass of celluloid. It was instead, rescued by determined American Archivists and brought to the world's attention by the likes of Coppola and Scorsese, acclaimed as an outstanding piece of cinema graphic art... This, a formerly rejected and permanently shelved FAILED SOVIET PROPAGANDA FILM.... Imagine my delight to have recently visited characters that are in the documentary during my recent visit to CUBA, which brought the whole experience to life and validated the credibility of the documentary.
If you love artful cinematography, come to life actual historical figures, and are interested in interpretations of the modern history of Cuba and its people's struggle to express themselves through the arts, you will fall in love with this collection....
The total Milestone package is great and puts the story and the film in context. Why hadn't this masterpiece been seen sooner? is answered in 'the Siberian Mammoth' documentary. Liked the interview with Yevtushenko as it adds some political background.
Thanks to Coppola and Scorsese for their artistic generousity in promoting this film.
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This 'propaganda documentary' is an excellent example in that genre, BUT THIS IS NOT Cuba in the late 50s!Read more