From: Kerry Laitala (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Nov 20 2010 - 20:11:36 PST
How about Jeanne Liotta's film "Loretta" and Scott Stark's film "I'll walk with
From: Steve Polta <email suppressed>
To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 12:46:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] opera
I like that someone mentioned Harry Smith's MAHAGONNY. Not his best film of
course but a nice call.
Warren Sonbert (1947-1995) was a San Francisco-based filmmaker who worked (I
believe) as a professional opera critic if you can believe it and traveled the
world reviewing operas—can you believe such a thing? Many of this film works are
silent but several use operatic music as soundtracks, including SHORT FUSE. See:
canyoncinema.com/catalog/film/?i=2163 Other films by him use opera on their
tracks—possibly FRIENDLY WITNESS and WHIPLASH?—but I'm not as familiar with his
work as I could be so I can't say exactly. Films available from Canyon Cinema.
Lewis Klahr's LULU (1996) was intended (I believe) to participate in a
production of Berg's opera of the same title.
I'm also surprised that no one has yet mentioned ARIA (1987) which was/is a
feature length compendium of "music video" type things set to operatic arias by
the likes of JG Godard, N. Roeg, R. Altman, K. Russel, et al. ARIA is a pretty
interesting artifact to be sure...
--- On Fri, 11/19/10, margaret jamieson <email suppressed> wrote:
>From: margaret jamieson <email suppressed>
>Subject: [Frameworks] opera
>To: email suppressed
>Date: Friday, November 19, 2010, 2:03 AM
>I'm wondering what you might turn up on the idea of opera; the group I'm doing a
>program for is basing a two day screening and discussion around it; with Mark
>Dornfor-May's U-Carmen as a feature within it. They are very happy to consider
>the topic broadly, so I'd love to include some experimental work. I've thought
>of things from Potter's Thriller to K. Resetartis' Aegypten. I'm interested in
>hearing about pieces which are not just opera in subject but in form or feel.
>thanks so much--Meg
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