11 episodes

Film Magistery is a podcast about films and a theme/concept they might contain. The host Dino Avdibegovic wants to explore films that belong to a deeper cinematic experience than the average film that is normally accessible to viewers. His intention in every episode is to talk about a single theme or concept that is related to the work. As an example, The Lives of Others (2006) is dealing with the theme ‘surveillance’ and which implications it has on our society.

Film Magistery Dino Avdibegovic

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Film Magistery is a podcast about films and a theme/concept they might contain. The host Dino Avdibegovic wants to explore films that belong to a deeper cinematic experience than the average film that is normally accessible to viewers. His intention in every episode is to talk about a single theme or concept that is related to the work. As an example, The Lives of Others (2006) is dealing with the theme ‘surveillance’ and which implications it has on our society.

    Film Magistery #11: Holy Motors/Fluidity of Identities

    Film Magistery #11: Holy Motors/Fluidity of Identities

    Due to  YouTube’s too restrictive copyrights policy, this is only an amputated  version of this episode. For better and original version of this video  please go to LBRY.TV: https://lbry.tv/@FilmMagistery:c/Holy…

    Holy Motors is not a work that was made to be liked, but rather to be experienced,  and as such it doesn’t belong to the kind of films that are a part of  the entertainment film industry for the broad masses. Holy Motors doesn’t rely on symbolism but on associations.

    In this  episode I discuss does our existence have a meaning, and if it does,  does it benefit us? We do not have our own identity, since we are all  the time forced to be someone else. We wear someone else’s mask almost  in every situation, and we rarely have an opportunity to see our own  face in the mirror.

    • 7 min
    Film Magistery #10: Space Office/The Suppression

    Film Magistery #10: Space Office/The Suppression

    Space Office was released in 1999, and it has inspired digital  content creators worldwide, especially in the world of memes. Although  the film isn’t a masterpiece by any standard, it is picked up as a work  that carries a satirized yet important message. In this episode Dino  discusses the eternal suppression of mankind, and a world in which human  beings have chosen not to be the priority in society.

    • 9 min
    Film Magistery #9: The Remains of the Day/Regrets

    Film Magistery #9: The Remains of the Day/Regrets

    – “When did you last see the world, Mr. Stevens?”

    James Ivory’s The Remains of the Day (1993) is, besides  being a masterfully crafted drama, a great example of how people can  fall into a pitfall of not doing something that will have a considerable  impact on people’s lives and ultimately have a greater existential  meaning. Many of us are waisting the best days of our lives and we are  not even aware of it. In this episode, Dino talks about how Mr. Stevens,  the main character in the film The Remains of the Day, realizes  too late what could have his life been if he only acted and thought  differently. The main subject of this episode is regrets, in this case,  regrets of not doing the right thing, the regrets of not exploring the  opportunities that present themselves at some point of one’s life.

    LINKS:
    The Remains of the Day on IMDb.
    The Remains of the Day on Letterboxd.

    MUSIC:
    Kevin MacLeod: Ghost Dance
    Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

    VIDEO and IMAGES:
    Image of Socrates, copyright 2005 – Eric Gaba for Wikimedia Commons
    “The Remains of the Day” Dir. James Ivory. Columbia Pictures, 1993
    Video footage of youth from videezy.com
    Scenes from the film by movieclips.com

    • 16 min
    Film Magistery #8: The Mirror/Tarkovsky’s Time Sculpting

    Film Magistery #8: The Mirror/Tarkovsky’s Time Sculpting

    Tarkovsky’s The Mirror is undoubtedly one of the true masterpieces in  the magical world of cinema. In this episode Dino talks about Tarkovsky  and his concept of the so-called Time Sculpting, which is here explored in his seminal work “The Mirror” (1975).

    And no, there is no awkward impersonation of Tarkovsky’s Russian accent in this episode.

    Links:
    The Mirror on IMDb.
    The Mirror on Letterboxd.

    • 20 min
    Film Magistery #7: 12 Years A Slave/A Man in Chains

    Film Magistery #7: 12 Years A Slave/A Man in Chains

    In the seventh episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about slavery throughout history. The Code of Hammurabi is  mentioned, and so is the slavery in Africa, Europe and the United  States. And do we have slavery in modern times, here in 2017?
    The reference to the concept of slavery is Steve McQueen’s powerful film 12 Years A Slave (2013).

    Resources:
    Code of Hammurabi.
    Roger Crowley, Conquerors: How Portugal Forget The First Global Empire, 2002.
    International Labor Organization: 21 million are now victims of forced labor
    “12 Years a Slave.” Dir. Steve McQueen. Fox Searchlight, 2013.

    • 17 min
    Film Magistery #6: Burn After Reading/Age of Bullsh*t

    Film Magistery #6: Burn After Reading/Age of Bullsh*t

    In the sixth episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about the abundance of bullshit today around us and Coens’  underrated film ‘Burn After Reading’ (2008), a tongue-in-cheek spy film  about some people who know nothing, but pretend to know a lot. It says a  lot about the cultural and interpersonal condition of the modern  society today.
    We ask what bullshit is and why is there so much of it around us.

    References:
    Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit, 2005.
    Photo “I’m not a liar!” by Tristan Schmurr Licence: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
    Photos and video footage from pexels.com.
    18 Unbelievably Expensive Artworks That Sold For Millions This Year
    This painting just sold for $46.5 million at Sotheby’s in New York

    • 14 min

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