From: Roger Deutsch (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 15 2011 - 11:29:54 PST
The trailer for Bela Tarr's new film is interesting.
On Feb 15, 2011, at 2:14 PM, Mark Toscano wrote:
> Sorry, just remembered that Ben Van Meter also made a trailer for his feature Naked Zodiac (ca.1969-70), but it's lost (as is the majority of the feature).
> Mark Toscano
> --- On Tue, 2/15/11, Mark Toscano <email suppressed> wrote:
>> From: Mark Toscano <email suppressed>
>> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Experimental Trailers
>> To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
>> Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 11:04 AM
>> Robert Nelson and William Wiley made
>> a trailer for The Great Blondino, called The Great Blondino
>> Preview. It's about 2.5 minutes and features a few
>> bits and pieces from the film, plus an extended sequence
>> introducing the cast and crew who all appear on screen
>> wearing the Blondino outfit. I think it hasn't been
>> seen since 1967 or so, for the most part. I was able
>> to restore it a couple of years ago, but it hasn't really
>> shown anywhere.
>> Ben Van Meter made a trailer for Marijuana Hell, which was
>> a feature film project he was doing with The Congress of
>> Wonders group. But only one or two sequences ever got
>> done, so the trailer and a film called Interrogation (From
>> Psyche Patrol) are the only things that got released.
>> This would've been about 1968-69.
>> In about 1975, Chris Langdon took an aborted film project
>> called Love Hospital and edited the little film that had
>> been shot into a standalone trailer for a film that never
>> got made. The resulting piece is called Love Hospital
>> But for me, most significantly, Chris Langdon also made
>> about 8-10 trailers for her experimental shorts, all between
>> 1973-74. She was at that time in school at Cal Arts,
>> producing some of the most incredible and hilarious short
>> experimental works, and was fairly prodigious in her
>> output. Because she made so much stuff, she hit upon
>> the idea of making trailers for the films, as a way of
>> showing more to her advisory committee at school.
>> --- On Tue, 2/15/11, graeme hogg <email suppressed>
>>> From: graeme hogg <email suppressed>
>>> Subject: [Frameworks] Experimental Trailers
>>> To: "Experimental Film Discussion List" <email suppressed>
>>> Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4:34 AM
>>> Do people know of any examples of experimental
>> trailers, ie
>>> for experimental films. Trailers are typically a
>>> tool used
>>> to help pre-sell commercial features, I know but they
>> are a
>>> nevertheless and I wondered if anyone had explored
>> them on
>>> this basis?
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