Step Across the Border - Nicolas Humbert & Werner Penzel
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Genre: Music Video - Jazz
Release Date: 5-AUG-2003
Media Type: DVD
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It's also likely to make him many new fans, as his quiet genius is evident. Humbert & Penzel's camera work tends to improvise and experiment almost as much as Frith's guitar & violin, with unattached scenes, odd transitions, rough edits and of course the gorgeous, very noir black & white. It's arty without becoming too pretentious, and has some really lovely moments when Fred's onscreen.
I just wish it was in stereo, and about twice as long. You'll want to play the SATB CD right afterwards.
Several sequences in the film depict motion and travel - Fred tours quite a bit, playing to appreciative audiences all over the world, so this is an understandable and integral part of the picture the filmmakers paint.Read more ›
A new online acquaintance in Japan just posted a link to a Japanese site for Japanese experimental/improvisational artists. He specifically suggested we check out Haco. I really enjoyed what I found, and replied to inquire if my firend had ever heard Fred Frith. Then I went back to Haco's site and discovered she had played piano in this film and was on the soundtrack CD!
I hadn't listened for a long time. Saw the film years ago, it was wonderful. Also found out from Haco's page that the film was on DVD.
And here I am, ordering it and suggesting you do the same if you have any idea of who Fred Frith is and like him.
This is a superb look into the life of Fred Frith as he travels around playing music with a bunch of other interesting people. Fantastic soundtrack. If you like quirky documentaries you will love this film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are a Fred Frith fan you need this movie. Even if you're not, it's an intimate portrait of a creative life.Published on December 27, 2013 by Dr. Mark V. Mellinger
Fred Frith is one of the most talented guitarist composers of this and the last century a brilliant film, indeed.Published on November 20, 2013 by Marc A Myers
perfect. i received it right on time. it is the best movie of all time.
i recommend step across the border
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