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"I Am Cuba" documentary
martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-10-28 10:48 pm   Permalink

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Aloha comrades.

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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 599
From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2015-11-11 1:02 pm   Permalink

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, 2015, Turner Classic Movies (USA and Canada) will devote the entire evening to Milestone Film & Video in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

9:15 pm EST: Mikhail Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba (1964, a Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola presents)

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0150/7896/files/IamCubaPK.pdf?1009&mc_cid=ba8f6b41d4&mc_eid=ccdc708b68




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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 533
From: Austin
Posted: 2015-11-11 10:09 pm   Permalink

Set to record. Thanks for the heads up!

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 3849
Posted: 2015-11-16 08:18 am   Permalink

Thank you for the heads up.
Did watch it, was odd.
The best part is shots of old Trader Vic's.

Thank god they got rid of the oppressive regime and replaced it with
a oppressive regime.

Odd, TCM plays movies that are reflective of what is going on in the world at
the time they play said movie.

A movie about civil unrest, Hmmmm.

They had like tons of lights in this movie but pic's of people who have been to Trader Vic's Cuba do not show as many lights.
Have they lost some?
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 613
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2015-11-21 12:34 pm   Permalink

bump

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11495
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-11-21 2:03 pm   Permalink

While in Havana to shoot a German TV movie last April, I searched out some of the locations of this great, favorite movie of mine:

The (longest continuous tracking shot) opening roof top pool sequence at the Capri Hotel:



...which is now nicely renovated mid-century style:


(my photo)

The elevator, by the way, never existed.

The Tiki club ENTRANCE, shot across from the Capri:




(my photo)

...at yes, what is now the 21 Club/Bar (with nothing left inside):


(my photo)

The cigar factory cable cam shot to the funeral procession:



…which was shot at the "Five Corners" intersection in Havana:


(my photo)

My grip truck on my film had been used as the grip truck on "I Am Cuba":



To top that, the father of the production manager of our TV movie had actually been the production manager on "I Am Cuba", so I was fortunate to get to interview him:



The crew:



He still had the original script:



Here is the opening page:



It was a very moving experience for me.







 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3348
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2015-11-21 2:11 pm   Permalink

Sven, that's great! What are you going to do with the interview recording?

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11495
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-11-22 2:35 pm   Permalink

It's ll in my head

There is a whole documentary about the man, he was instrumental in establishing the new Cuban film agency


 
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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
Posts: 1158
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2015-11-23 12:11 pm   Permalink

Sven, wow, that's amazing. Even more amazing that there's a 50 year old grip truck running in Cuba (coming from an ex-grip). Love the photo side by sides.

 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2015-11-23 12:34 pm   Permalink

Excellent post Sven. How exciting for you! I recorded the movie when TCM aired it and have only been able to watch the first three "stories" thus far. I'm no movie buff or cinematography expert but some of the camera techniques were blowing my mind. That opening sequence was absolutely incredible and I'm amazed how perfectly choreographed a lot of the extended scenes were that used one long camera shot over several minutes. I can't wait to go there this spring.

 
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