Re: Written texts in experimental film

From: Deke Dusinberre (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 19 2010 - 06:34:35 PST

Hi Kim (and all),

On Jan 19, 2010, at 1:56 PM, FRAMEWORKS automatic digest system wrote:
> What I'm interested in is the challenge posed by written texts in
> moving image works - is it seen or read
> both? And how is the act of reading modified/problematised/
> revolutionised in a visual medium.
In an effort to drag discussion over to this side of the Atlantic, you
might consider some pure-text films such as David Wharry's "A plate
couture" (1979, ca. 5 mins., with a narrative text French) and Yann
Beauvais' "VO/ID" (two-screen, 1985, criss-crossing French/English
"theoretrical" texts).

> What kind of mental images do they give rise to?
Speaking of David Wharry, he did a re-make of "Written on the Wind" in
which a seated narrator recounts the plot, scene by scene, for forty
minutes or so. The text is oral rather than written, but it cleverly
draws you into the story. Structural film meets melodrama.

Just a few ideas. Drop me a line next time you find yourself in Paris.


Deke (Dusinberre)
Paris (not Texas)

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