Re: Creative use of first person/talking head interviews

From: shelly silver (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2008 - 09:05:43 PDT

Dear Adam:
I've worked a lot with interviews/talking heads. I've always been
fascinated with the alleged directness of this form.

For my most irreverent/television implicated, I'd look at
Meet the People

as well as
The Houses That Are Left
where the fictional characters do actual market research interviews
which are then woven into the fabric of the piece:

I've also been drawn to street interviews, especially to capture a
feel of a certain moment and place. I shot 180 hours of street
interviews for Former East/Former West

to capture a sense of Berlin and what it meant to be German after Reunification

My current (about to be titled project) very American project also
gets back to this 'obsession' (more on this coming soon)


>Hi there,
>I was wondering if anyone on the list could suggest films or filmmakers
>that have a novel (or even irreverent) approach to the interview -be it as
>research, raw material or part of the actual fabric of the film. Any
>suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

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