Millennium Film Journal

Articles from No. 43/44, Summer

Dr. Tube and Mr. Snow
REVIEWDR. TUBE AND MR. SNOWI think we tend to talk interchangeably, and not very usefully, about film and cinema, as if they were the same thing. Cinema is a social institution, while film is a medium. And I think while the medium may change, the institution...
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Expanded Cinema in Los Angeles: The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
During the last years of the 1960s and the first of the 1970s-the twilight of the psychedelic era-the premier light show in Los Angeles was the Single Wing Turquoise Bird.1 Long before this period, the city had seen several projects involving the projection...
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Improvised Notes on French Expanded Cinema
An earlier version of this talk was presented at the Museum Of Modern Art in Vienna, February 27, 2004, in conjunction with the exhibit "X-Screen: Film Installations and Actions in the 1960s and 1970s."-eds.But let us not adopt these exclusive Entertainments...
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Introduction: Live Cinema
At the beginning of film history, the boundaries separating what appeared on movie screens and what surrounded, alternated with, or accompanied projected images in their immediate viewing environments were, to say the least, highly permeable. From the...
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Is This Penny Ante or a High Stakes Game? an Interventionist Approach to Experimental Filmmaking
John Cage wrote 4'33" a half century ago, in 1952; Rauschenberg's White Paintings were done around the same time. So when I was making my first film, The Flicker, more than a decade later in 1965, the least of my fascinations was with the fact that it...
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Painted Air: The Joys and Sorrows of Evanescent Cinema
A Depression-era summer camp allowed me to stay for the summer rather than the two weeks given other slum kids. This I figure was why I got the lead in Jack And The Beanstalk, a shadowplay presented against a stretched bedsheet: I was there long enough...
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"There Will Be Projections in All Dimensions."
Private Investigator"I'm just interested in exploring the apparatus I'm being threaded through..."-Robert SmithsonThe primary motivation for an artist's paracinema is the profound desire to investigate the properties of the medium-by that I mean, the...
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