Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Bruce Conner

"It is part of my general point of view that the work is never finished, period. It's always changing, through time and how people experience it." (Bruce Conner, 1933-2008)

Thinking today of the filmmaker who has left behind such works as Take the 5:10 to Dreamland (1976), Crossroads (1976), Marilyn Times Five (1973), Report (1967); personal landmark films for anyone who has seen them, works that impart great power to the images - found footage or otherwise - in their critical and elegiac usage (Brenez's terms) to arrive at forms of truth.

3 Comments:

Blogger Steven Fama said...

Thank you for remembering Bruce
Conner, who will be missed, to say the least.

At the request of Jean Conner, Bruce's wife, who is now the copyright holder on Bruce's work, I ask that you please remove the link to the film BREAKAWAY. Bruce was adamant that his film should not be seen on-line, and Jean is of the same view.

Thank you for your anticipated prompt cooperation with this request, and again, thank you for sharing your appreciation for Bruce.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Mubarak Ali said...

Steven, thank you for writing on this matter of viewing media, entirely relevant in the case of the late Bruce Conner's works. The youtube link has been removed...

2:50 AM  
Blogger Steven Fama said...

Thank you very much, Mubarak.

Allow me to thank you again for taking the time to write about Bruce. I especially liked -- and I'm pretty sure Bruce would have appreciated as well -- that you began with Bruce's words themselves.

5:49 PM  

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