Re: Smith/music (was: VJ art)

From: Deke Dusinberre (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Dec 14 2008 - 23:44:09 PST

On Dec 15, 2008, at 6:00 AM, FRAMEWORKS automatic digest system wrote:
> I was privileged to see the Harry Smith films with Beatles soundtrack
> AND the Directors' commentary .....interrupted when
> Jonas threw him out of the theater (Anthology on Wooster St)

Hey Sam,
Maybe we should start a "I saw Harry Smith get thrown out of
Anthology" club: in my case it was still the Invisible CInema on
Lafayette Street (ca. 1972/73). Smith didn't have time to launch into
his benshi routine, because he agressively insulted the nice little
old lady who used to take the tickets, which resulted in his early--
The music was the Beatles, of course. Not my favorite, but all the
various sound options (I've watched them silent, with the Ito track,
with sundry jazz) have their advantages and drawbacks. The films are
still terrific--at least on a big screen. The TV-screen versions,
regardless of medium, suffer somewhat (though not fatally) from the
down-sizing, IMHO.

Deke "still somewhat pathetically dining on Jack and Harry anecdotes"

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