From: Hu Stone (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 14:18:45 PDT
Be interested to hear what you thought of corner's
soundtrack - have yet to see the film myself...just
building up a mental image, thanks HU
--- "J. Mabe" <email suppressed> wrote:
> A great screening of “Passage Through: A Ritual”
> night. Only two people other than me in attendance
> but one person drove two hours to come out – so I
> definitely found the right audience, now I just need
> to figure out how to grow the audience while holding
> on the right audience.
> A few thoughts/questions about the film:
> 1. The film gave me no ground to stand on. With
> image, I thought something might start to cohere,
> I’m still at a loss.
> 2. Is the film supposed to be experienced as a
> Or is the film supposed to be simply experienced?
> this a film with “A Ritual” in the title or was this
> truly intended to be A Ritual? I suspect the
> 3. Is the rain of green dots and scratches at the
> of reel 1 intentional or was it just a battered
> It looked intentional.
> 4. The beginning of reel 2 is very misleading – it
> opens with a flurry of images that made me think
> the effect of reel 1 was building to something else,
> but it quickly went back to darkness. Its just part
> of the ritual I guess.
> 5. Around the middle of reel 2 there is a slow pan
> across glass that reminded me very much of “Stan’s
> Window.” I need to view both films many more times,
> but this is what immediately occurred to me.
> 6. Saying I liked/didn’t like/loved/hated the film
> pointless. What I will say is that I’m VERY VERY
> HAPPY that I saw it and was able to share the
> experience with others.
> Two thoughts on renting films prints:
> 1. Gosh, it’s expensive. I think I might have to
> back to once every two months.
> 2. Insurance costs from UPS are ridiculous – a
> Don’t worry FMC – I insured the print for $800 like
> said – but golly!
> One more thought:
> You know that scene in “South Park: Bigger, Longer,
> Uncut” when Cartman says, “That movie has warped my
> fragile little mind.” As I sat for coffee later
> evening I wanted to say, “Stan Brakhage has warped
> fragile little mind.”
> -Joshua Brack Mabe
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