From: Tripod Depot (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 05:12:36 PDT
AMIA? I'd be glad to second but what would it be worth given my capacity
as nobody? For more expediency, one might prefer to
LOOSE THE TV HABIT --
totally, meticulously and with no exception. One could also donate one's receiver to an institution for the blind, or else empty the box and keep white rabbits inside.
tripod depot, Isola Lunga
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Kreines" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 9:56 PM
Subject: More re Warhol
>I recorded part two of this nightmare -- and was checking it to make
> sure I had it all, without watching it, mostly -- and got to the end
> -- where there's a vintage interview with Warhol under the credits.
> Shortly after this begins, the credits are squeezed to 1/2 screen,
> and the audio cut so that PBS can promote next weeks show, and try to
> sell you a DVD of this week's show. So you don't get to hear this
> interview, and you can't read the credits (too small, too fast) so
> you don't know what the sources for the film and video in this piece
> of crap were. Given that there were several minutes left in the
> hour, this was an unnecessary intrusion on the part of PBS. Not that
> I was surprised.
> The few minutes of this film I did watch seemed to be there to
> justify the later commissioned work, and the business structure that
> changed the Factory into big business, tho even Bob Colacello seemed
> embarrassed by this.
> And from what I saw on fast-forward, all of the 4:3 source material
> was cropped -- by someone with no sense of framing, no less. (See my
> earlier post for details.)
> I guess the way PBS decides who gets to make these hagiographies is
> who will be able to raise the most corporate funding... that's why
> this sort of drivel gets made.
> I nominate this for a new AMIA Award for Most Irresponsible Use of
> Archival Material, 2006. Anyone want to second it? I think it's
> important that the archival world stand up and try to stop this
> nonsense. Fine to honor the good, but I think it's also important to
> point out the serious abuses, of which this is certainly one.
> Jeff Kreines
> Coosada, Alabama
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