Re: Christopher MacLaine

From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 23 2007 - 06:25:41 PDT


Check the re:voir website closely, as the videotape of Maclaine's films
may be PAL format. You may need a special international video player.
Most research libraries will have one or more of these. (If you're at
Ithaca I'm sure they can play it.)

Some writings on Maclaine:

Fred Camper and J J Murphy have written extensively on his films.
Murphy has a good article, I think in a 70s issue of Film Culture, with
some of the only biographical material on Maclaine.

In addition to Film at Wit's End, Brakhage also wrote several letters on
Maclaine published in Film Culture, including a description of the first
showing of The End, which he attended in San Francisco. These writings
are from 1962 and appeared in Film Culture around that time. I found
them very useful.

It's also useful to see Maclaine's poetry: The Crazy Bird, The Automatic
Wound, The Time Capsule, mostly published by Bern Porter in small
editions, long out of print but available via Interlibrary Loan. Some of
the imagery dovetails (no pun intended) with the visual concerns in
Maclaine's films.

Andy Ditzler
Atlanta, GA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zachary Lapidus" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 12:03 AM
Subject: Christopher MacLaine

> Hello Everyone, I am doing a college research paper on Christopher
> MacLaine. However, I need to be able to do my own close analysis. Does
> anyone have an idea how I could get a copy of his films with out
> spending
> too much money? Thank You. - Zach Lapidus
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