“From Beyond” (Von Jenseits) Video

http://youtu.be/PR5w1p_4dyo

I’m delighted to report that I’ve finally been able to upload the video. Now that it’s finally up, i find myself wishing I had posted it in sections. Oh well. At least it’s live. :)

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  1. On August 17th, 2010, marvin wrote:

    This is a precious family heirloom. A celebration of Elfi’s life of art. I know that it took almost two years of work to gather, catalogue and preserve and then present her work. The event was an demonstration of love and appreciation by her son and daughter for the gift of having Elfi as their mother.

    The soft trumpet of Miles Davis cradles the scenes of German countryside approaching Falkenstein. How very different is that scene from any landscape in America. It is foreign. Manicured. Charmingly well ordered. Inviting.

    And then the busy framing and hanging in preparation for the show accompanied by that witty Italian rendition of ‘Wonerful’. A perfect match to the visuals.

    The mayor’s speech has the character of mayors everywhere – more words than necessary. But a fitting event nonetheless.

    Peter’s speech was the high point. An object demonstration of how to master a foreign language. As he explained, he learned the technique from his mother. Play with it. Play the fool. And in doing so you are loved. The whole world becomes your happy and willing teacher. As is clear in the film no German could resist being of help.

    It ends with “Sie lebte kunstvoll”. She lived artfully. Perfect, albeit rather abrupt ending.

  2. On August 17th, 2010, peter wrote:

    Dad! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We missed you at the event but I’m deeply satisfied to know that the video succeeded in bringing the event to you.

    As a note on the end of the movie… that’s not supposed to be the end. It appears that some of the video was lost in the upload. I’ll try again tonight.

    (sigh… uploading this video has been much harder than making it)

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