Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Bach Movies: Bach's Life & Documentaries: Index by Title | Index by Year
Filmed Performances: Index by Work | Index by Main Performer
Bach's Music in Soundtracks: Index by Title | Index by Year
General: Index by Number | Discussions of Movies on Bach

Bach Movies

F-0126

Title:

La Lutte
Wrestling
(Canada: English title)

Category:

S

Produced:

1961

Country:

Canada

Released:

Director:

Michel Brault; Marcel Carrière; Claude Fournier; Claude Jutra

Writer:

Actors:

Description:

Like most films to come out of the 'Quiet Revolution' period in Quebec, La Lutte is disarming in it's presentation and subject matter. The filmmakers used the then new handheld technology to shoot a documentary that superficially covers the local wrestling circuit of the day. What Jutra et al. were really interested in was the fact that the audience of such an event are fully aware that entertainment wrestling is fake. Using the cinema to explore these ideas (which were first examined by Roland Barthes, and he is thanked in the end credits) with the cinema verite aesthetic, one could conclude that the filmmakers were suggesting an overall, albeit subtle, thesis statement that was intended to comment on the cinema itself through the thin vale provided by the film's immediate subject matter. (henryflower, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Language:

French

Bach's Music:

"L'Allegro du Concerto en sol", by J.S. Bach / A. Vivaldi
Kelsey Jones

Film Company:

National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Format:

B&W film

VHS/DVD Label:

TT:

28 min

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

Bach Movies: Bach's Life & Documentaries: Index by Title | Index by Year
Filmed Performances: Index by Work | Index by Main Performer
Bach's Music in Soundtracks: Index by Title | Index by Year
General: Index by Number | Discussions of Movies on Bach

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: żNovember 8, 2007 ż02:01:06