By Scott MacDonald
A severe Cinema five is the 5th quantity in Scott MacDonald's serious Cinema sequence, the main huge, in-depth exploration of self sufficient cinema to be had in English. during this new set of interviews, MacDonald engages filmmakers in precise discussions in their motion pictures and of the private studies and political and theoretical currents that experience formed their paintings. The interviews are prepared to precise the notable variety of contemporary self reliant cinema and the interactive neighborhood of filmmakers that has committed itself to generating sorts of cinema that critique traditional media.
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When I was ﬁrst seeing Inauguration, it had an Electric Light Orchestra sound track . . Anger: For a short while, yes—another experiment. MacDonald: The diªerent sound tracks tend to create diªerent experiences of the ﬁlm, with diªerent emphases. Juxtaposed with the ELO sound track, the elegance and extravagance of your imagery moved to the foreground; but with the Janácek, the humor of the visuals becomes the foreground—at least for me. Anger: All along, I was experimenting with various tracks, some of which I never recorded.
It was to begin early in the morning and go through the day, ending in twilight. Each section would be appropriate to a particular time of day—morning, noon, afternoon, and twilight— and would be represented by a diªerent woman. Each of the women would be based on a Hollywood star of the twenties: the morning woman would evoke Clara Bow, and the noon woman would be like Barbara La Marr, and so forth. They would be dressed in authentic costumes that my grandmother had given me; she had kept costumes, and they were still in excellent condition.
I’ve had some very good projects, but when the money didn’t turn up—if I didn’t know how to get it, or if I was turned down—I would just move on. I learned not to get tragic about these things, and I’d just move on to something else. ” MacDonald: In Scorpio Rising, you examine, among other things, a very common kind of doublethink, where men get together to enjoy each other sensually, but pretend that the homoerotic element of the experience is not there. Could you talk about the young men you worked with in Scorpio Rising?