Re: perfect insect (arachnid )films

From: Rob Gawthrop (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 30 2008 - 08:55:57 PDT

The scorpion sequence at the start of Lčage Dčor comes close to anwering
both questions.


On 29/7/08 16:39, "Scott Stark" <email suppressed> wrote:

> At 07:51 PM 07/28/2008 -0400, Tom B Whiteside wrote:
>> This has been a good thread. My vote for the most perfect perfect film goes
>> to the eponymous, "Perfect Film" by Ken Jacobs. It is truly amazing - not
>> only for the story of its existence (cool enough), but what it is on screen.
>> Unsettling, profound, real.
> One thing that's particularly fascinating about that film is that, as I
> understand it, it was a reel of outtakes, spliced together by some editor as a
> convenience without any particular structure in mind. So what we're seeing
> becomes an inadvertent record of what was not shown, which in many ways
> reveals more than the public version probably did. I think that's part of the
> irony of Ken's title.
> I remember Jeanne Liotta showing a Hollis Frampton ready-made in San Francisco
> a few years ago, with a man and woman tending to a small produce garden. It
> was beautiful, simple, and has stuck in my mind since then. Don't recall the
> title though.
> Some long-time frameworkers may remember a discussion I started back in the
> mid-90s (yes, frameworks is going on 13 years old!) about a group of amateur
> films by a guy named Fred McLeod who made a charming little 16mm opus about
> his golf swing. The Orgone Cinema folks were showing it as an art film. There
> was an interesting discussion about artistic intentionality and transplanting
> things from their original context. The discussion's no longer in the archive
> but digest versions of all archives are available on request from the site
> (
> Scott
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