Films byTexts by 1967
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Edward Owens, 1967, 6’

“The music is by Marilyn Monroe singing Running Wild from Some Like It Hot, because it’s a film portrait of Nettie Thomas. She did floors in white women’s homes, like black women did to support their families in the olden days.

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Edward Owens, 1967, 45’

“Edward Owens has achieved in Tomorrow’s Promise a quality so exceedingly high that one is forced to term certain moments of the film bad only because they are surrounded by such rich nuance. Tomorrow’s Promise deals with complex, intellectually exciting subject matter yet remai

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Michael Snow, 1967, 45’

“My eye, tuning towards the imaginary, will go to any wavelengths for its sights.”

Stan Brakhage in Metaphors On Vision

 

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Robert Bresson, 1967, 81’

Robert Bresson’s second Georges Bernanos adaptation, beginning a long engagement with the question of suicide, tells the story of a neglected and impoverished girl hemmed in on all sides by her brutal provincial milieu.

 

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Med Hondo, 1967, 98’

“God is surely a white man.”

“Unless he’s a negro.”

“Well if he’s a negro then he’s the biggest bastard the world ever invented.”

 

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Gregory J. Markopoulos, 1967, 6’

“It is each individual New Cinema Film Spectator who breathes life to the images with and without thought; images which must come to life at the touch of each individual spectator’s eyes. The elements are primitive fire, and the measures of holy light which make films possible.”

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Frederick Wiseman, 1967, 84’

“My films are about institutions, the place is the star. I have no precise definition of ‘institution’ other than a place that has existed for a while and that has fairly circumscribed geographical boundaries and where the staff is thought to be trying to do a good job.

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Shirley Clarke, 1967, 105’

“Miss Shirley Clarke. Portrait of Jason. Roll 1, sound 1.”

“Okay, roll it.”

“Sound rolling.”

“Camera rolling.”

“Okay, Jason, go.”

“My name is Jason Holliday. My name is Jason Holliday. [Laughs] My name is Aaron Payne.”

“What do you mean, Aaron Payne?”

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Jacques Tati, 1967, 115’

“It makes me sound old-fashioned, but I think I am an anarchist.”

Jacques Tati

 

“In a normal world, one would go out and walk into just any theater to see a film by Jacques Tati. Or Chaplin.”

Pedro Costa