Films byTexts by Thom Andersen

Thom Andersen (1943) is an American filmmaker, film critic and teacher. He has made several essayistic films, including Red Hollywood (1996), Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003), Get Out of the Car (2010) and The Thoughts That Once We Had (2015). In 2017, Visible Press published Slow Writing, a collection of his articles on cinema.


A strange thing occurs. The world becomes transposed, intensified, electrified. We see it sharper than before. Not in dramatic, rearranged contexts and meanings, not in the service of something else [...] but as pure as it is in itself: eating as eating, sleeping as sleeping, haircut as haircut.