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The capstone to Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski’s brilliant career, the Three Colors trilogy explores the principles of the French Revolution—liberty, equality, and fraternity—through a series of intricately layered human dramas, culminating in 1994’s Oscar-nominated Red. This gorgeously photographed meditation on chance, destiny, and the challenges of interpersonal communication follows a Swiss fashion model (Irène Jacob) and the subtle connections that form between her life and those of an emotionally alienated retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and a young law student in her neighborhood (Jean-Pierre Lorit). In the below excerpt from the latest installment of Observations on Film Art, a Criterion Channel program that focuses on the formal elements of cinema and how they are deployed by some of the world’s greatest auteurs, professor Jeff Smith examines the ways in which Kieślowski uses camera movement to suggest the fated entanglement of the film’s characters.

Camera Movement in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors: Red

Favorite Lyrics in Newsies Songs

Santa Fe (prologue): “Don’t you know that we’s a family, Would I let you down? No way, Just hold on kid til that train makes Santa Fe.”

Carrying The Banner: “Uptown to Grand Central Station, Down to City Hall, We improves our circulation, Walkin’ til we fall.”

The Bottom Line: “And the power of the press, yes! Once again is mine!”

That’s Rich: “Hey baby, I was just talkin’ bout you.”

I Never Planned on Someone Like You: “I got no use for moonlight, or sappy poetry.”

The World Will Know: “And this ain’t for fun! And it ain’t for show!”

Watch What Happens: (the whole song tbh) “This is big lady don’t screw it up!” And “So he’s a flirt, a complete egomaniac.”

Seize the Day: “Once we’ve begun if we stand as one, Someday becomes somehow, And a prayer becomes a vow.”

Santa Fe: “Where does it say you gotta live and die here? Where does it say a guy can’t catch a break? Why should you only take what you’re given? Why should you spend your whole life livin- trapped where there ain’t no future, even at 17, breaking your back for someone else’s sake” And “Just be real is all I’m asking, not some painting in my head, cause I’m dead if I can’t count on you today.”

King Of New York: “I gotta be either dead or dreamin, cause look at that pape with my face beaming!”

Watch What Happens Reprise: pO0r GuYz hEaD iS spInNînG


The Bottom Line (reprise): “Like the pied piper you know what to play, til those kids all believed you were right.” (Don’t really have a favorite in that one tbh)

Brooklyn’s Here: “They’s a joke but if they’s thinks we’re joking!”

Something To Believe In: “You’re not really scared of my father.” “No… But I’m pretty scared of you.” “Don’t be!” (I know it’s not technically part of the song but still. Also the second to last “Now that I know you believed in meeeee” you know the one I’m talking about)

Once and For All: “THERES CHANGE COMIN’ ONCE AND FOR ALL, YOURE GETTING TOO OLD, TOO WEAK TO KEEP HOLDING ON, A NEW WORLD IS GUNNING FOR YOU, AND JOE WE IS TOO, TIL ONCE AND FOR ALLLLL YOUUUUURE GONE!”

Finale: “Don’t take much to be a dreamer, all you do is close your eyes, but some made up world is all you ever see.”

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