By way of Owsley’s note tacked onto a posting on our ugly political world, here’s an interview with Nathaniel Dorsky on recent work. You might try to find his “Devotional Cinema” for a very different view on filmmaking. I used to be Nathaniel’s “dealer” after a fashion. To say he’s a veritable film fetishist, loving stocks, cans, boxes, and from a very different angle – terminal cheapness from long-term poverty – I as a filmmaker (way back then) happened upon various chunks of film that I picked up for very low cost. When living in San Francisco I used to give Nathaniel some of this for his collection of such things. He’s in my Rembrandt Laughing, as are some outs from his sand film, Alaya, and some hand-processed material he gave me to use, of a lovely blue.
Here’s some more material on Nathaniel.
Scott McDonald, A Critical Cinema.
Alaya very short review.
Unfortunately so far Nathaniel has declined to get his stuff put on DVDs, which done well could hold it well enough, but he’s wedded to frame rates (shoots silent, 18fps), and other filmic things he feels can’t be transferred to DVDs. Alas.
Thanks Owsley for the item.