Re: Conceptual movies re-take

From: Pip Chodorov (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 19 2009 - 16:00:48 PDT


we have published Isidore Isou's film VENOM AND ETERNITY (full
two-hour version restored by French Film Archives) with English
subtitles, with a bilingual booklet about Isou and the film. That's
on our website I can also send you an interview I
made with Maurice Lemaitre, subtitled in English. But most of the
original lettrist texts have not been translated. We did make English
subtitled 16mm prints of several Lemaitre films: Has the Feature
Started Yet, An Evening at the Movies/To Make a Film, The Uprising of

-Pip Chodorov

At 14:38 -0400 19/03/09, Jonathan Walley wrote:
>Over a year ago, there was a thread on Frameworks called "Conceptual
>Movies," about works identified as "films" that existed only as sets
>of instructions, declarations, or ideas. That is, "films" that were
>unrealized or, more to the point, never meant to be realized (i.e.
>in the film medium). Several frameworkers mentioned the Lettrists,
>and referenced some texts in French. Can anyone recommend good
>readings on these works, in English?

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