Fwd: Re: Lost, Destroyed, and Unmade Films

From: Bruce Checefsky (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Apr 05 2008 - 19:53:16 PDT


The OCTOBER issue number 116 (not 166) mentions Branko Vučićević''s book PAPER MOVIES. I've read
excerpts from various sources but as far as I know there is no English translation of the entire book.


Mr. Checefsky -
Wondering: is Branco V's "Paper Movies" available in English?
Thanks -
Carl Bogner

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    Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 11:58:47 -0400
    From: Bruce Checefsky <email suppressed>
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 Subject: Re: Lost, Destroyed, and Unmade Films
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Thanks, Andy. I've looked at Cornell's Monsieur Phot and considered making the
film for over a year now
(probably longer). After reading Pavle Levi's interesting article titled
'Doctor Hypnison and the Case of
Written Cinema (October 166, Spring 2006), in which he describes a scenario by
poet Monny de Boully as
a 'paper movie', written never to be filmed, (Film critic Branko
Vu&#269;i&#263;evi&#263;' wrote about this in his book titled
Paper Movies), I believe this was likely the case with Cornell's Monsieur Phot.
Andrew Lampert thought
Cornell didn't attempt to make the film which makes sense from the research.
But i still wonder if he
wrote the scenario with the idea of making the film later, or did he published
it as a 'paper film'. Have you
read the scenario? what do you think?

thanks bruce

Joseph Cornell's "Monsieur Phot," a scenario for an unmade film, published 1936
in Julien Levy's book
"Surrealism" and reprinted (I believe) in P. Adams Sitney's anthology titled
"The Avant-Garde Film."
Andy Ditzler
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce Checefsky" <email suppressed>
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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 9:51 PM
Subject: Lost, Destroyed, and Unmade Films

> > I'm looking for short film scenario's published in the 1930's that were either
never made into films, or
> > lost/destroyed (as films) during WWII. Any suggestions?
> >
> > bruce

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