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David Desser <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 10:35:32 -0500
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>PGregory Springer...wrote
>> And, I've been trying to remember the name of a Raul Ruiz film that was
>> shown at the Chicago Film Festival two years ago.  I saw it the same
>> night as Visions of Light and it may have had Light or Day or Night in
>> the title.  It was set in a town continuously filled with floating
>> appearances of saints and a factory of prosthetic limbs.
>> PGregorySpringerschwaermerdadathepdoesnotstandforpope
>Santa Sangre?  Is that the movie your thinking of?
>Scott Key                                       [log in to unmask]
>"I don't want to change your mind, I don't want to think about your
>mind.  They say love is blind....I don't think your blind""--TMBG
RE:  ALL OF THE ABOVE.  _Santa Sange_ was directed by Alexjandro
Jodorowski, once the darling of the cult film world (and once my darling,
too, based on _El Topo._
   And, to address, all kinds of other things floating around the internet
at the moment:
   About 25-30% of contemporary American films are released in an
anamorphic process requiring a 'scope lens.  All of the others are released
on "widescreen" (1.85).  Why should there be such controversy over
something so clear and obvious?
     As far as my notion of a "crisis of creativity" is concerned:  The
400-500 films released per year by all of the major studios combined in the
30's is what has contributed to this crisis of creativity, where "remakes"
of Hollywood movies abound these days.
    And I agree wholeheartedly that few in the studio system know what they
are doing, while I would not (pace Cal) also be surprised to learn that
most unproduced scripts should stay that way!
David Desser,UIUC Cinema Studies
2109 FLB/707 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL  61801