From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 01 2009 - 12:23:13 PDT
Something that is being left out of this dicussion of Cornell is that his filmmaking "career" may have begun with ROSE HOBART but it certainly did not end there. As documented in the book Jeanne mentions (and elsewhere), Cornell made numerous "collage" or "found footage" films, some (BOOKSTALLS, THE CHILDRENS PARTY, et al.) which seem to come from single films or maybe one or two as well, as well as some films (my fave: BY NIGHT WITH TORCH AND SPEAR) which are assembled from incredibly diverse arrays of source material (BY NIGHT... even includes a shot of Ms. Hobart).
--- On Wed, 7/1/09, Jeanne LIOTTA <email suppressed> wrote:
> From: Jeanne LIOTTA <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: collage/cornell
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 8:23 AM
> Yes! Bill Wees's book Recycled Images
> is *awesome* and can only be purchased from Anthology Film
> Archives. The interviews with various makers are just
> great---I also use it regularly for a course by the same
> name -thanks Bill!- starting with early 20thc collage in the
> fine arts ending with copyright/free culture concerns.
> +fyi: I wrote a short essay on Joseph Cornell films and
> practices for the SF MOMA 'Navigating the Imagination'
> Cornell exhibition, which can be purchased hard copy for
> *three dollars* from the SF Cinematheque website. Includes
> program notes for the Cornell and Cornell-related screenings
> organized by SF Cin.
> Still available, right Steve P?
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.