Re: collage film history

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 29 2009 - 11:06:20 PDT

montage, collage, .... this gets confusing.

putting movie shots together, whatever the source (found footage,
stock footage, newly shot footage, or otherwise), is generally
called montage or "editing", is it not?

"Collage Animation" to me suggests art collage inspired films like
those of Joseph Cornell, Harry Smith, Robert Breer, Larry Jordan,
and perhaps other even earlier examples.

  "Collage" in film would be to me something like the circular
punched out baby image fastened into a circular hole on another image
exampled in Brakhage's "Dog Star Man", or for that matter the work
done to make his "Mothlight" and "Garden of Earthly Delights".

To me the term "collage film form" might be problematic.

Myron Ort

On Jun 29, 2009, at 5:51 AM, William Kaizen wrote:

> Hi,
> Can anybody point me to any good academic references or other solid
> references on the history of collage film? I am especially interested
> in when, historically, the term collage first became associated with
> cinema rather than works on paper or canvas, and in the
> differentiation historically between cinematic montage and the use of
> cinematic collage, including the appropriation of found footage. Was
> the term in use in the late 1950s and early 1960s when filmmakers like
> Robert Breer and others began experimenting with the collage film
> form, or was it applied by later artists and/or scholars?
> Thanks for any thoughts or ideas!
> --- Bill
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