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Heiko Recktenwald <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 24 Feb 1995 16:37:47 CST
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On Thu, 23 Feb 1995 16:58:32 CST David Smith said:
>that he develops for his films (at least some of which are inappropriate for
>the medium of film, because they fight or eclipse the narration). In his films
Having read Rudolf Arnheim this evening, I ask myself what he would say to
these movies...
>he has achieved greatness as a visual artist, more so than in his drawings,
>watercolors etc. which on the whole are sketches to be completed in the
>films. I have seen on video P.'s Books (the best), The Cook etc (good, but not
>the best) and Drowning By Numbers (insufferable). I think he is the most
Drowning by Numbers is great !!!
>original and daring director to come along in quite a while.
Greenaway had a dutch producer and there is also a dutch director, forgot his
name, who does similar but not the same things. Greenaway is not unique.
Don't forget the music.
>of rehearsal might also explain the sophistication of Prospero's Books
>overall visual and temporal structure (in contrast to Greenaway's other,
I am not shure but P.'s Books reminded me to some pseudo stereo experiments,
I had seen some years ago. Don't ask me for names.
>less well-resolved filmic efforts). In any case I hope some of our other
>subscribers may be able to contribute insights (or trivia, what-have-you)
>into both -or any- Greenaway projects.
>>The possibilities that it may suggest are available for the design of an
>>interface for a CD-Rom seemed worthy of mention to someone interested in
>>writing about this.
>The visual treatments and effects pioneered by Greenaway could be used
>for CD-ROM interfaces. I am more interested in using them to develop
>personal computer operating system interfaces, which I find visually
>primitive and boring (compared to what is routinely on ordinary network
>TV and the basest Hollywood productions), and for interactive TV.
>I am planning to publish a Web page by early April and, bandwidth
>willing, I will essay to illustrate how Greenaway's concepts might be
>adapted to this medium.
Exellent idea. I always asked myself, what transparency, a program for
transparent gifs, could do in this direction ;-) Please cc me your url,
PS.: Pixelvision Camera was mentioned in Mundo 2000 (without the name) in
an article on Quicktime-movies etc..