Hollis Frampton Odyssey [Criterion] (BLU)

Hollis Frampton

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Synopsis

Icon of the American avant-garde Hollis Frampton made rigorous, audacious, brainy, and downright thrilling films, leaving behind a body of work that remains unparalleled. In the 1960s, having started out as a poet and photographer, Frampton became fascinated with the possibilities of 16 mm filmmaking. In such radically playful, visually and sonically arresting works as ~~Surface Tension, Zorns Lemma, (nostalgia), Critical Mass~~, and the enormous, unfinished Magellan cycle (cut short by his death at age forty-eight), Frampton repurposes cinema itself, making it into something by turns literary, mathematical, sculptural, and simply beautiful-and always captivating. This collection of works by the essential artist-the first home video release of its kind-includes twenty-four films, dating from 1966 to 1979.

Product Details

  • Cast: Hollis Frampton Odyssey
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 264 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 607

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary And Remarks By Filmmaker Hollis Frampton On Selected Works
  • Excerpted Interview With Frampton From 1978
  • A Lecture - A Performance Piece By Frampton, Recorded In 1968 With The Voice Of Artist Michael Snow
  • Gallery Of Works From Frampton's Xerographic Series By Any Other Name

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