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Film/NotFilm

Gertjan Willems UGent (2016) PHOTOGENIE. p.1-5
abstract
Although Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) showed a genuine interest in audio-visual media in his fascinating and innovative radio plays and television works, and in 1936 even wrote a letter to Sergei Eisenstein to be accepted to the famous Soviet film school VGIK, the 22-minute Film (1965) was his only venture into cinema. Beckett conceived the film, wrote the screenplay, supervised the production and, as one of the film’s crew members recalled and as the director Alan Schneider himself acknowledged, ‘Beckett directed the director’. Because the practice of filmmaking didn’t exactly turn out as the unexperienced Beckett had imagined, he considered the film to be a failure. The recent 4K restoration of Film by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, in cooperation with the British Film Institute, and the documentary/film essay NotFilm by UCLA restorer Ross Lipman, however, aim to bring Beckett’s Film back into the spotlight and stimulate a reappraisal of its remarkable qualities.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Samuel Beckett, Film, NotFilm, Ross Lipman
journal title
PHOTOGENIE
pages
1 - 5
ISSN
2295-5461
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A4
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
7151256
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7151256
date created
2016-03-16 20:46:01
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:45:37
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  abstract     = {Although Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) showed a genuine interest in audio-visual media in his fascinating and innovative radio plays and television works, and in 1936 even wrote a letter to Sergei Eisenstein to be accepted to the famous Soviet film school VGIK, the 22-minute Film (1965) was his only venture into cinema. Beckett conceived the film, wrote the screenplay, supervised the production and, as one of the film{\textquoteright}s crew members recalled and as the director Alan Schneider himself acknowledged, {\textquoteleft}Beckett directed the director{\textquoteright}. Because the practice of filmmaking didn{\textquoteright}t exactly turn out as the unexperienced Beckett had imagined, he considered the film to be a failure. The recent 4K restoration of Film by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, in cooperation with the British Film Institute, and the documentary/film essay NotFilm by UCLA restorer Ross Lipman, however, aim to bring Beckett{\textquoteright}s Film back into the spotlight and stimulate a reappraisal of its remarkable qualities.},
  author       = {Willems, Gertjan},
  issn         = {2295-5461},
  journal      = {PHOTOGENIE},
  keyword      = {Samuel Beckett,Film,NotFilm,Ross Lipman},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--5},
  title        = {Film/NotFilm},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Willems, Gertjan. 2016. “Film/NotFilm.” Photogenie: 1–5.
APA
Willems, Gertjan. (2016). Film/NotFilm. PHOTOGENIE, 1–5.
Vancouver
1.
Willems G. Film/NotFilm. PHOTOGENIE. 2016;1–5.
MLA
Willems, Gertjan. “Film/NotFilm.” PHOTOGENIE (2016): 1–5. Print.