Friday, 23 July 2010
Jim McBride - David holtzmann's diary
David Holzman's Diary (1967), by Jim McBride, is not a documentary -- an actor, L.M. Kit Carson, plays a filmmaker who decides to film his own life and who frequently speaks directly to the camera. The film is a tremendously funny and prescient spoof of filmmaking and "one-man crew" shooting -- David Holzman's camera spies on, annoys, chases, and generally objectifies several women. BUT, this clip is wonderful.
A little more digging and Jim McBride made the remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s A bout de souffle [spoiler](1959) with Richard Gere and Valérie Kaprisky, [End scene can be compared, spoiler]... Breathless Gere is good, here he impersonates Elvis ~ Suspicious minds, the music continues with use of Philip Glass's Opening in this clip - (album lift off Glassworks)better Glass listening ability here go to Listen watch... Koyaanisqatsi is a cracking film presented by Frances Ford Coppola,Directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke, 1982.
Posted by J P at 02:57