Re: [Frameworks] opera

From: Gene Youngblood (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Nov 19 2010 - 07:55:53 PST

It's an intriguing but slippery concept. Opera can be grand or silly.
Sometimes parts of feature films have an operatic feel, as in The Double
Life of Veronique or Bertolucci's Before the Revolution, or Our Hitler: A
Film From Germany. Is it off the mark to mention Baillie's Mass For the
Dakota Sioux or Quixote?

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Tetzlaff" <email suppressed>
To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] opera

> 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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