Re: Cropping Art -- where is the outrage?

From: Brett Kashmere (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2006 - 12:29:58 PDT

The documentary, "Leaving Home Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank,"
was presented 2-3 years ago at the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal. It was the film's premiere screening, and the filmmaker - I think his name was Gerald Fox - acknowledged it might also be the last.

Strangely, during his introduction Fox disclosed that his father had died just a few hours earlier, and that it was very emotional for him to be there, especially presenting a film that his subject and "surrogate difficult father" (he used somesuch phrase) Frank was threatening to sue over.

I recall being very disappointed with the production - the cropping of Frank's films was one of many missteps. Frank was testy and impatient in most of the interview scenes, at one point deriding the cameraperson for running out of footage. June Leaf is terrific in it, though.

Brett Kashmere
Syracuse NY

Jeff Kreines <email suppressed> wrote: On Sep 22, 2006, at 1:30 PM, Brett Kashmere wrote:

> A recent doc about Robert Frank (a film Frank apparently hates and
> has attempted to suppress) does the same thing. I think it sucks.
> What's wrong with scaling to fit?

Hadn't heard of this film -- any details?

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