Re: films/videos dealing with power

From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 08:35:43 PST

Then there are films like "Holding the Viewer" (Tony Hill). Robert
Attanasio has a great one that is little known: "Sound Camera
Rotations" (1976-1979)

Also "The Girl Chewing Gum" (John Smith) or "Press Button to Cross
Street" (Andy Aaron) which make it seem like the director is
controlling reality.

-Pip Chodorov

At 9:48 -0500 9/01/09, Shelly Silver wrote:
>dear all:
>i'm putting together several classes that deal with power -
>different varieties of power relations between those filmed and
>those doing the filming. this could be extreme (or less extreme)
>interactions where the filmmaker/cameraperson has power (most
>typical) or where it's firmly in the hands of the people being
>filmed. This power can come through the presence of the camera,
>through verbal interaction, or anything else.
>I'm most interested in those cases which would make the audience
>feel uneasy/queasy watching.

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