Frampton [Was: criterion]

From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Feb 13 2010 - 19:17:28 PST

Quoting David Tetzlaff <email suppressed>:

> .... p.s. but if the Frampton set includes, say "Special Effects" and leaves
> out, say, "Critical Mass" I will kill myself, so do the right thing...

I consider myself something of an expert on interesting and arguably
even valid justifications for suicide, and David, this one does not
make the grade at all!

Fortunately, debating it is not necessary, as the current plan is to
include all of "Hapax Legomena." I've made the case to Criterion that
this is a case where the whole film is a lot greater than its
individual parts, and I believe the parts also get new meaning from
the whole. Once the set is released, my advice would be to watch the
whole of "Hapax" without a break, and see if you don't agree.

Criterion's seriousness about this release is further evidenced by the
fact that the staff member who is working on it attended the recent
three-day Frampton conference at the University of Chicago, which
gathered together scholars working on Frampton with many others,
including Michael Snow.

Fred Camper

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