Re: Urban Legends

From: Tom B Whiteside (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 26 2008 - 06:52:26 PST

Was the article in Art Forum in the 1970's, the one with Wavelength on the
cover? Jonas Mekas reported that back in the day, Stan Brakhage had
watched one of Andy Warhol's slow movies (I think "Empire," not sure)
Brakhage told Mekas that he didn't like it much, Mekas asked him When you
watched it, what was the projection speed? Brakhage replied 24fps. Well,
that's wrong, said Mekas, you have to watch it at 18fps. So Brakhage went
back and watched the film again at 18fps and then said, Ahh, I get it now!
This was the story as Mekas told it.

This always seemed unreasonable to me. I asked Brakhage about it and he
said it never happened and he had no idea why Mekas said that.

Urban Legend or Rocky Mountain Lie? I think it was a NYC publication.

        - Whiteside

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