Thursday, September 08, 2005

Kieslowski buried and forgotten?

The other day, I told a friend that next year will be the 10th anniversary of Krzysztof Kieslowski's death. The year of his death marked, more or less, the coming of age of the internet. Web sites devoted to the director mushroomed. Even I have a humble site on his A Short Film About Love, my all-time favourite film.



But gradually, many such sites were no longer maintained/updated and forum no longer frequented by fans. Some of them simply disappeared. If 1996 was the year Kieslowski was buried, would 2006 be the year he is forgotten, at least in a web sense?

* The exception to this trend is Kieslowski sites in Chinese, whose number seems to have been rising exponentially over the past few years. I was told that Kieslowski films are much liked by China's new middle class.

* I must confess that I have not been updating my site regularly during past two years

And so I googled and yahoo!ed the net to try to locate good Kieslowski sites/pages which I am not aware of previously. Sadly, I have to report that I couldn't find many, except the following few:

A comprehensive Wikipedia entry on Kieslowski.

Paul Newell's articles on The Galilean Library: Kieslowski's Three Colours Trilogy and Tykwer's Heaven.

Rachel Hostetter Smith's article on Hollywood Jesus: Blue.

I shall try my best to find more, especially those in Chinese. So stay tuned.

* The task of searching for Kieslowski information in Chinese has been made cumbersome by the many different Chinese translations of the director's name.

4 comments:

  1. 阿~真是相見恨晚!我是這兩年才接觸到奇氏的電影說.Kieslowski在中文真的被翻過多很多不同的名字,不過出了《十年典藏》之後現在台灣應該全面使用”奇士勞斯基”稱呼他了吧:) 我也用他許多的譯名想找更多有關他的中文書籍,但是真的很少.只有找到一本繁體譯本跟一本簡體譯本其他的就要去看英文@@我現在正在消化一本紅色的原文書,哈哈 找資料的時候而發現了這個部落格~你應該看的懂中文吧!?

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  2. hi,Joseph: i'm Yoco, gald to back again :) I did the same thing on FB in those two years. a lot of discussion with Kieslowski fans... I want to share it with you.

    (K album)
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=108485&id=739747719&l=28eb6e80d4

    (K new&useful links)
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=277983&id=739747719&l=8d0f65f3e0

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  3. yoco,真對不起,這網誌近年疏於更新,連你先前的那段留言也忽略了。

    說來慚愧,近幾年真有點把K忘掉,是時候重溫他的作品了。

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