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Nocturnalgloria

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Bio time! I usually postpone writing a profile as it is never easy to provide a relevant description of one's self, to be an object and a subject at the same time can be a somewhat disorienting experience.

I am a literature student and fairly new to anime. My experience is rather limited but I am working to change that and to learn as much as possible. I have a rather nagging tendency to over think issues and I greatly enjoy studying any particular subject that catches my attention. Apart from being something of a book worm I am also a wannabe singer, having had classical singing lessons for a few years.

I am currently in the process of writing a novel that will probably never see the light of day. Either way, writing is immensely rewarding and I could not quite cope without it. I will probably get around to writing anime reviews in a near future, it is but a matter of getting the hang of crafting a minimally professional critique in that particular area.

I suppose I have a weird side to me as I collect bunny items (one of my pets happens to be a rather wild rabbit. Not fuzzy and nice as these animals are usually perceived, my bunny, Helvete, will happilly kick people she dislikes and is at her happiest when hopping away from human contact) and have a rather extravagant taste in clothes (it is akin to Misa's from Death Note). I tend to be shy but am friendly when approached.

Lest I end up rambling I shall conclude this description by saying that I am happy to be a part of this site, where some users are willing to provide such detailed and accurate recommendations, it truly is a wealth of information worth checking out.

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Location:

Lisbon, Portugal

Member Since:

July 11, 2007

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April 2, 2014

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apursansar avatar apursansar

Konnichiwa!

Jul 10, 2008

Hi Ana, I can comprehend that it must be difficult to part from Portugal, but I salute your intrasigence on the path you chose, and think that there can´t be anything more important than the indefinite feeling one has where to continue life. Most people try to eliminate this feeling thinking to be determined to spend the rest of their life where they were born, but there doesn´t seem to be any plausible reason for me why one shouldn´t use the marginal time one has to get acquainted with the world and search for the best place where to realize ones dreams. I wonder if you´re planning to go to England since you´re setting your novel there, and are you also planning to complete your studies abroad? I agree with your distinction between ideas and creation, but the desire for perfectionism approximates one to the right form so that one can little by little articulate what wasn´t possible some years ago. Like you I´m searching for something meaningful that resists the test of time, and have no interest in producing superficial entertainment that will soon be forgotten. The sentiment of being capable to make something somehow important in life is an obligation which shouldn´t be taken with levity, so if one has to make sacrifices like leaving the country to arrive at the real destination it´s inevitable. I began to play chess since I live in Argentina, and I think there can be found a lot of similarities in the way one has to play to become a real professional. As with art I´m miles away from being a perfect chess player, but there is enough reason to work hard on it. Bye, Marc

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Konnichiwa!

Jul 5, 2008

Hello Ana, I actually am from Germany and get often asked if I don´t like my country because I decided to leave it, but it´s more that I try to make my decisions as a filmmaker finding a way to explore the unknown, something wchich a culture I´ve grewn up and spent so many years in can´t offer me. It´s different in literature where the reflections of your mind make you travel to where you want to be, if I decide to reproduce reality with the camera it has to be one I don´t know completely to get fascinated by it. The art I try to develop has a lot to do with never fully abandon reality but explore the hidden meanings of human existance through little variations of what we are accustomed to see, a very minimalistic work based on the idea that changes of reality should be made unconsciously but controlled (a reason why I would never use drugs to alter my perception of the world) It´s mainly working with archetypes and images (like the combination of natural elements) to which one only feels the meaning, but can only express it through art. I finally understand that no film school will support or teach me on this path, because they understand filmmaking as something rational and conscious, my decision to now abandon it and start as an independent filmmaker is kind of a self defense against those who think that everything can be explained and prefer answers to questions. I absolutely agree with you that one should look for high ambitions and not only elect the easiest way, so one obviously dissapoints a lot of people, but the sacrifices and losses are only realtive in comparison with the satisfaction that can only be found in a creation without compromises. Ata logo, ^Marc^

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Konnichiwa!

Jun 29, 2008

Hello Ana, it´s nice to hear from you again. I´ve just come back from a journey to Uruguay on which I have been writing all the time. I agree with you that all film students which are really interested in the meaning of art should appreciate Bergman, but his film unfortunately doesn´t even get treated in the film history classes I visited, and hardly any of the students makes the efforts to search for his films on their own, those who have once seen "The Seventh Seal" or "Persona" mostly talk about it indifferently. Well, every artist discovers sooner or later that individualism and autodidactism is the only way to create something meaningful, and one has to a certain degree reject almost every expactacion of society and/or university to find a personal balance in what one is doing, and I often think that it has has more to do with emotion and sensibility than intelligence if one suceeds as a true artist. I have meanwhile given up any hope on firmness and will presumably not even complete my film direction studies to which I cannot relate anymore, so the only thing that remains to me is the confidence in my work. Neon Genesis is impressing me a lot more than the first time I´ve been watching it, and I will let you know as soon as I´ve finished it. Concerning what you´re saying about the work on your novel, I would say that this first pre-part while thinking and finding the right connections is the most important and creative of the whole process, so there surely is no need to rush, what comes after that is only modelizing. I´m sure that you will suceed with your work, and wish you luck although you won´t need it. *Marc*

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Thanks! ^_^

Jun 7, 2008

Hello Ana, it´s great to meet someone who also loves Bergman´s films, even among tose studying film direction I had problems finding this rare buch of people, and only one of my best friends is equally impressed by his work as I am. The three films you´re mentioning are among my favorites, and I remember quite vividly watching "The Virgin Spring" in a small university theatre in Germany. The other works I think of as some of his best are "Through a Glass Darkly", an incredible portrait of schizophrenia and family ties, and "Fanny and Alexander" which deals with the problems and fantasies of childhood. I also want to thank you for what you said and am glad that you like my ideas, the sensation is certainly mutual and I likewise appreciate what you´re doing. I personally think of creative vision as a donation as well as a stigma, because it makes it so difficult to enjoy anything else in life and to simply function in the society, but there surely aren´t any emotions comparable to those one has while creating something, so being "gifted" may eventually be worth it. I assure you that I will let you know when my first feature film is finished (which should be in 2009), and am likewise looking forward to hear more from your novel. And no, you´re not the only one: I´m actually eating the first episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, because you really made me curious. Goodbye, Marc 

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Konnichiwa!

May 29, 2008

Hello, I´ve also been very busy and didn´t visit the site in the last few days. It´s really good that you´re telling me this about Neon Genesis, because I started to watch the series a few months ago, but wasn´t as impressed as I should have been, so I didn´t continue. Now that you´re calling it one of the most meaningful works of art you´ve seen I should definitely give it another try and watch it as a whole. Concerning your description of the actual literary situation, I have the same feeling about actual filmmakers, and there are maybe three or four who can affect me in the same way as those of the 50s and 60s did. The directors who influenced me the most are Ingmar Bergman and Andrei Tarkovsky, and judging from your personal tastes shown in your comments I´m quite sure that you will love the works of both. When Bergman died last year I felt really sad since I sensed a very personal relation to him through his work, the connection to Antonioni who died on the same day was more a question of style, since mine is very similar. Tarkovsky is the most poetic of all film directors, his films are quiet observations of life in such amazingly beautiful images that I always start to watch them again when I need some kind of reassurement that life has a purpose. Tarkovsky changed my whole way of seeing movies, so that I don´t think of them anymore as narrative structures but expressions of meanings and emotions. The reason for searching locations at the Bolivian border is that there is a somewhat outworldy region called Salta which reflects perfectly the journey into the dephts of nature I´m trying to show. There´s also another proyect I like to film at a family mansion in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, but I haven´t decided yet which one should come first. I will soon tell you about "Millenium Actress", I didn´t have time to finish it yet. Hasta luego, Marc

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