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By Scott MacDonald

A serious Cinema five is the 5th quantity in Scott MacDonald's severe Cinema sequence, the main huge, in-depth exploration of autonomous cinema to be had in English. during this new set of interviews, MacDonald engages filmmakers in designated discussions in their movies and of the non-public reviews and political and theoretical currents that experience formed their paintings. The interviews are prepared to precise the impressive range of recent autonomous cinema and the interactive group of filmmakers that has devoted itself to generating sorts of cinema that critique traditional media.

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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. It is odd that I’ve known so many. I’ve recently finished a film tribute—Elliott’s Suicide—to another friend of mine who committed suicide not long ago.

Jack was killed in 1952 in an explosion at his home in Pasadena. Apparently he had explosives at home. He and Cameron were supposed to leave for Mexico that morning, and Cameron had gone to a shop close by to get some supplies, and when she got back, the workshop had blown up and her husband was dead. MacDonald: Who was/is Victor Childe? Anger: Victor Childe was a friend of mine, a skilled painter in the surrealist tradition. He was working on a large, elaborate painting called The Bone Garden for about ten years.

What was the original plan for Puce Women? Anger: I did have a written script for it; it’s filed with Anthology Film Archives, and I also made preproduction drawings for the whole film. Because of my Hollywood background, I picked up on the idea of doing drawings for every shot, and I’ve done that for several of my projects. MacDonald: Do the drawings still exist? Anger: They do for Puce Women. But to answer your question: Puce Women was to be about forty minutes long. It was to begin early in the morning and go through the day, ending in twilight.

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