Re: [Frameworks] opera

From: Pablo Marin (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Nov 19 2010 - 07:20:25 PST

some of the last documentaries by Errol Morris, specially Standard Operation Procedure and Fog of War, strike me as "operistic" somehow.
Best and happy birthday to all,pablo.

--- On Fri, 11/19/10, David Tetzlaff <email suppressed> wrote:

From: David Tetzlaff <email suppressed>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] opera
To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010, 1:01 PM

On Nov 19, 2010, at 5:03 AM, margaret jamieson wrote:

> I'm interested in hearing about pieces which are not just opera in subject but in form or feel.

Could you say a bit about what you take that form and feel to be? Give examples of works that are 'operatic' without being opera?

In narrative cinema, a lot of Coppola's films are operatic -- not just Godfather, but the failed One From the Heart, Rumble Fish, Dracula... He came from a family of opera conductors.

Going to experimental films pushes the trope further out. Flaming Creatures, The End and Blonde Cobra might fit. Or not. Depending on how you take the concept....

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