Re: Happy accidents

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Apr 08 2007 - 01:09:19 PDT

Still getting caught up after the AAFF, so this is probably too late to
be of any use, but here goes.

Isn't the most famous "accident" film, not sure how happy, "Plan 9 From
Outer Space?"

There is a film about Orson Welles' ill-fated Don Quixote that is
similar to "Lost In La Mancha."

I remember two different conventional docs that were made during failed
archeology expeditions. One was shown on PBS a few years ago, and IIRC,
they were looking for the lost city of Ubar, but found no trace of it.
The other was looking for a famous battle site, and they thought they
had it, but it turned out not to be so. That one was submitted to the
Ann Arbor Film Festival, but not programmed, I'd say roughly ten years
ago, before you worked on the AAFF, Vera. I'll admit that I may have
switched subjects/venues. It's been a while since I saw them...

Ken B.

Quoting Vera Brunner-Sung <email suppressed>:

> Hello all,
> I'm looking for films or videos that would qualify as "plan b"s:
> created out of an original project's unintended circumstances or
> mistakes. Right now I have "Sherman's March," "Far From Poland," and
> "Lost in La Mancha" on the list, but I'm interested in more
> experimental works. Lab mistakes, exposure problems, glitches or
> performances gone awry... Any suggestions? It's for a class I'm
> teaching.
> Thank you!
> Vera
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