Re: seeking recommendations

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 04:46:13 PDT

Hiya everyone!
  My draft folder is stuffed with half finished emails
I'm afraid! I'm trying to start to get on top of
things, and finish a few of them so heres one...

Sounds like we are thinking along the same lines!
I've been out there searching for something for some
time, the trouble is that I'm not entirely sure what I
am looking for, some kind of magical spark that might
re-ignite my passion. Something radical, yes for sure,
I'm not even sure I care in what way.

Places I have been: The Holy Mountain, El Topo,
Zanzibar, Deccasia, Inland Empire

With no definition of what you might call radical, and
no paticular definition of any paticular genre, then

The Karen Carpenter Story by Todd Haynes
The War Game by Peter Watkins
"Man with a mirror" by Guy Sherwin
That 6 hour film that Peter Watkins made about the
Paris commune (can't remember the title)
Can I still have Kenneth Anger here? I think so...

In the world of more mainstream narrative:

Fear eats the soul,
Dirty Preety things, (okay I'm really pushing it here)
World of Glory

During the discussion we had on this list that
revolved around what radical meant anyway, and films
that were formalist and radical, I thought maybe the
work of Rose Lowder might also fit in here?

Probably that film with the little chickens that Cari
mentioned again. Is it "Our Daily Bread"? I've still
not seen it tho! :)



--- db <email suppressed> wrote:

> 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.
> db
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