Re: (IMF: 6) Perfect Films

From: William Wees, Dr. (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2008 - 15:10:34 PDT

The responses to your request indicate that not everyone understands what you mean by "perfect film" (as Ken Jacobs uses it for his "Perfect Film")--i.e. found footage shown exactly as it was found, without any editing or other manipulations of the film's sound and images.

A film that does fit that category, I believe, is "That's What They Do To Dogs" by Jayne Austen (a.k.a Keith Sanborn), a porn film from, I would guess, the 1950s or '60s.

--Bill Wees

William C. Wees
Emeritus Professor, McGill University
Postal address:
Department of Art History and Communication Studies
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke St. West--ArtsW225
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-----Original Message-----
From: Experimental Film Discussion List on behalf of Thomas Beard
Sent: Mon 28/07/2008 9:54 AM
To: email suppressed
Subject: (IMF: 6) Perfect Films
Hello Frameworkians,

I'm finishing up some research right now on ready-mades in experimental
cinema--works like Ken Jacobs's Perfect Film, Hollis Frampton's Work and
Days, Brian Frye's Anatomy of Melancholy, etc.--and wanted to check in with
the list for suggestions about related films.


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