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Categories: Film

Keywords: Aggression

Works by Steve McQueen:



 Steve McQueen

McQueen's films are beautifully composed ciphers of human existence and its wants. In a highly poetic manner they address such themes as sexuality, tenderness, aggression, violence sometimes graphically, rarely directly, at times a little shyly. To that extent "Bear" runs the entire gamut of human emotions. Two naked men face one another as if in a sparring match. They size each other up, stare at and circle round each other like two wrestlers. The two bodies lock together, their grimacing faces reflecting the physical strain and effort. The next moment we see four legs circling synchronously in extreme slow motion, as if dancing a waltz. The violent facial expressions give way to gentle smiles.
(Source: Jan Winkelmann,