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Anna Baumgart \ Real?

Another film marker who uses the technique of appropriating found footage is Anna Baumgart, who in her film Real? she superimposes herself into the renowned 1957, Soviet film by Mikhail Kalatozov, The Cranes Are Flying, as the heroine. By utilising the potential of the film technique of appropriating found footage, Baumgart replaces the actress’s face with her own. Like Nicolas Provost, Baumgart's short film, uses the emotions shown in a dramatic scene of two lovers quarrelling. The segment of the narrative tells the story of the lovers unfulfilled passion, not a fairy tale story that is often painted in the media. Baumgart's found footage video piece critically analyses the impact of the media on the human imagination.








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