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Blu-ray Review - Diaries, Notes & Sketches: Walden


A collection of experiences from the "Diaries, Notes, and Sketches" series, directed by Jonas Mekas, 1969's "Walden" is an offering of avant-garde filmmaking that defies most description, perhaps best left unexplained for those who prefer their cinema impenetrable. Mekas surveys the world as he sees it, wandering through years of observation and participation. The goal here isn't truth, but submersion, with the helmer using abrasive audio and visual methods to capture chaos as a way to express the circle of life. It's raw and, at three hours in length, demanding, but there are select moments of beauty that remain for those tough enough to endure an extended sensory assault. Read the rest at


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