From: Chris Lynn (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 05 2010 - 10:22:51 PDT
Dear Scott and Shelly,
thanks for the insight!
seems like Views and Film Comment have some special relationship regarding the selection. Maybe it's just me, but is anyone else troubled by the the word "best" ?- seems silly and somewhat offensive. What was the criteria? Is this explained in the magazine? I don't read Film Comment-I am hoping there is some constructive analysis of their assessments-
--- On Sat, 6/5/10, Shelly Silver <email suppressed> wrote:
> From: Shelly Silver <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] weird!
> To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
> Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010, 12:25 PM
> dear scott..
> in terms of the community, and this is a community-based
> listserve, my
> question with all these kinds of lists is who
> benefits. i'm all for
> benefits -they're useful things. clearly
> the people who benefit are
> those on the list (both selectors and chosen) as well as
> further consolidating an already very consolidated
> (as you point out so well below)
> the next question is who doesn't benefit. well,
> everyone who is not
> on the list. for me these lists are most often
> scary - they write a
> very particular view of history as History. does the
> benefit? i've always been one that thought that
> community, in the
> long run, benefits from diversity, aesthetic bouncings and
> clashes, and above all inclusion.
> On Jun 5, 2010, at 9:38 AM, <email suppressed>
> > hi there--
> > chris' advanced math skills aside -- i don't find the
> list weird at
> > all.
> > the editor of the list co-programs Views. the editor
> of the list
> > sent a "pre-selection" of titles to the 46 selectors
> which, included
> > every film shown at views in the 2000's and a
> sprinkling of others
> > from Wavelengths that didn't show at Views. these were
> > 'recommended' titles so to speak, although all
> selectors were
> > invited to add their own, of course.
> > its been said before: Views skews way toward
> distinguished gentlemen
> > from the US.
> > the list of selectors is mostly in this camp, with a
> sprinkling of
> > women and folks outside the US.
> > so its not weird at all to me that the list lauds Mr.
> Klahr, (and
> > not just because he voted!) and crew, because IMHO it
> was a pre-
> > determined self-congratulatory exercise.
> > as all such lists of this ilk are...
> > ciao,
> > scott in toronto
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