FILMMAKER RECORDS A PORTION OF HIS LIFE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

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THE FILMMAKER RECORDS A PORTION OF HIS LIFE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Gerard Malanga
USA, 1968
15min, kein Dialog

THE FILMMAKER RECORDS A PORTION OF HIS LIFE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Gerard Malanga
USA, 1968
, 15min, kein Dialog

Camera: 
Gerard Malanga
Editor: 
Gerard Malanga
Production: 
Gerard Malanga
World Sales: 
Archives Gerard Malanga, 764 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, New York, USA
Format: 
16 mm
Color

One day Marie Menken handed me an old 8mm Keystone camera and said, «Gerard, go out and make a moovee!» It was almost like a command but friendly, mind you. Having gone from 16mm to 8mm was a whole new kind of vocabulary in reverse. It felt at times like I was keeping a notebook where pointing the camera was like writing with a pen. It was an exhilarating experience and so I shot footage every day wherever I happened to be, in the rain in Times Square, out at the beaches in the Hamptons that is, until one day the salty air corroded the turn-key on the camera and it fell off into the sand and that was the end of it! The end, as they say. (Gerard Malanga)

Part of the program Filme von Gerard Malanga 2