Re: [Frameworks] Drama films and the Avant-Garde

From: Stephen Morgan (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jan 27 2011 - 02:56:10 PST

Following the 'decorative' use of experimental techniques, there is also the
opening credit sequence of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World that was mentioned on
here a while back, which features direct film techniques (amongst others) to
help establish the film's sense of cool credibility (regardless of whether
it actually achieves this).

Also, in addition to the previously mentioned Korine films, I would
certainly add Julien Donkey-Boy.


On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Fred Camper <email suppressed> wrote:

> Quoting Jonathan Thomas <email suppressed>:
> > Indeed. This is pretty much the only time you see experimental techniques
> > employed in most mainstream cinema: to depict 'altered states' such
> > as psychosis...
> Well, "experimental techniques" are also used decoratively, as in "The
> Jacket" (2005), in which shadows of plants in "homage" to Brakhage's
> "Mothlight" serve as the backdrop to the final credits.
> I wish that the purpose of queries like this one was made clear. The
> use of "experimentaltechniques" without any of their original power
> and meaning should be critiqued, in my view, even if one wishes to
> defend new uses in certain films.
> Fred Camper
> Chicago
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