Re: Christmas On Earth script

From: Mark Webber (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jan 26 2007 - 01:44:55 PST

ok, ok, i hold up my hands ... i was the one who made the tape that the coop
provides with CHRISTMAS ON EARTH. given that today's radio isn't what it
used to be, i made the compilation for screenings i've done of the film,
using music of that era, which may or may not have been in the air at the


> Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 01:46:39 -0500
> From: owen <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: Christmas On Earth script
> The question was regarding "Christmas on Earth" - Rubin's seminal
> (pun intended) dual projector work - not "Christmas on Earth
> Continued" , which was never produced.
> The instructions for projection and sound accompaniment are included
> with the rental from Filmmakers coop. Someone at the coop made a tape
> - which approximates what may have been heard on AM radio in the
> early 60's - that is included with rentals. The film was made in
> 1963. Live music was played at least once as accompaniment when the
> Velvet Underground jammed with the film. Colored gels are included
> with the film and are to be placed in front of the lenses while
> projecting. Chance played a large roll in Rubin's aesthetic
> sensibilities and thus I think one can play any damn thing one wants
> to along with the film.
> Owen Plotkin

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