Re: seeking recommendations

From: Shelly Silver (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2007 - 17:35:40 PDT

Below very interesting and I'd never thought of it that way. I also
never realized that radical and radish had the same root, but there
you have it.

>The word radical is derived from the Latin radix, or root. So a
>radical approach to anything is that which addresses the root cause,
>or source, of its identity, its being. That's why it's in the
>interest of power to equate radical with extreme, but they are not
>the same at all. A radical intervention is extreme only if it is
>mistaken, only if the problem is not caused by the root source of
>the system's identity. In the poltical arena, neocons are extreme
>but they aren't radical. They don't transform the hierarchical,
>dominator paradigm from which the identity, or being, of almost all
>societies is derived, they reinforce it. In the realm of culture and
>the arts -- film in our case -- the violence of commodity cinema is
>extreme, Warhol and Brakhage are radical.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:email suppressed>db
>To: <mailto:email suppressed
>Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 4:20 PM
>Subject: [FRAMEWORKS] seeking recommendations
>I was chatting with a friend today and we started discussing the
>words "radical" and "filmmaking" within the same sentence. Got me
>thinking about a lot of films that would, for me, fit into such a
>genre (for lack of a better word).
>My dictionary describes genre as:
>a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature,
>characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter
>Such a definition seems rather anti-radical to me, so I'd like to
>toss out a call for recommendations of films that, to members of
>this list, would be considered radical.
>I'd rather not provide examples that have crossed my mind as I'd
>prefer to receive suggestions based upon unmediated (unguided?)
>ideas of what constitutes radical filmmaking.
>If anyone has suggestions please send them along, on or off-list.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.