Re: labels/original intent of post

From: Mitsu Hadeishi (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 04 2006 - 08:25:08 PDT

Very insightful and interesting post, Shelly.

> ps: in terms of this question of miranda july's last ______ (your
> word here), july calls her earlier work 'movies.' nest of tens (i'm
> pretty sure) was shot on dv, and the amateurist was shot (very
> beautifully) on what i'm guessing was non-digital video. both of
> these works seem quite 'medium' appropriate, and i find them in some
> ways more interesting/edgy than the undeniably higher-resolution 'you
> and me...' (though i enjoyed this too).

I agree. I also preferred Miranda's earlier works --- especially the
Amateurist --- which were shot on video (and those of you on this list who
haven't seen her earlier work --- I heartily recommend it, as it's amazing
even if it was created using the dreaded "video" format). I'm not sure
whether she used a DV camera for the Amateurist or not (it's quite possible
she did, not for the security cam video though) --- she definitely used DV
for Nest of Tens. As you say, "Me and You" is definitely a film in the genre
sense in every respect, which is partly how it had to be, since she had to
get it made, financed, and distributed, which required a certain amount of
positioning of the script for a more general audience than her earlier work
(at least that's my supposition -- I don't know that Miranda would agree with
that characterization).


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