By Scott MacDonald
A serious Cinema five is the 5th quantity in Scott MacDonald's serious Cinema sequence, the main huge, in-depth exploration of self sustaining cinema to be had in English. during this new set of interviews, MacDonald engages filmmakers in precise discussions in their movies and of the non-public stories and political and theoretical currents that experience formed their paintings. The interviews are prepared to specific the extraordinary range of recent self sustaining cinema and the interactive group of filmmakers that has devoted itself to generating types of cinema that critique traditional media.
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Extra resources for A Critical Cinema 5: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers
It wasn’t long after the ﬁlming that he drove his car as fast as he could into a wall in San Francisco and killed himself. MacDonald: And Kurt Mann? Anger: Kurt Mann was the son of Thomas Mann. He committed suicide by jumping oª a boat to Cuba. As I wrote in the preface to my friend’s book on celebrity suicide [David K. Frasier, Suicide in the Entertainment Industry: An Encyclopedia Kenneth Anger 43 From Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising (1963). Courtesy David E. James. : McFarland, 2002)], there have been quite a few suicides among people I’ve known.
I found a recording of The Slavonic Mass by Raphael Kubelik that I liked, and I used that. MacDonald: In my book on Cinema 16 I reprinted a number of letters between you and Vogel, written at a time when it looked like the ﬁlm was going to have a Harry Partch sound track. Does a print with that sound track still exist? Anger: Well, Harry is not alive anymore, so you can’t talk to him, but I’ll give you my version. In the early ﬁfties I heard an LP of some of his music performed using his own instruments.
I guess you’d call it art deco today. I had a wonderful relationship with Mary Meerson and Henri Langlois that lasted for about twelve years while I was working there. Then I started to travel again. MacDonald: You mentioned that Genet was at the Parisian screening of Fireworks. What was his response? ” I arrived in France speaking French, and I couldn’t have gotten along as well otherwise. I went to Beverly Hills High School and took French. I was motivated and got As. I’m sure I had an American accent, but I knew my basic grammar, and I could speak French and I certainly could hear it.
A Critical Cinema 5: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers by Scott MacDonald