Sunday, July 28, 2013

Episode #23 - Gina Telaroli (Brigadoon)

"The way we use cinema is changing, so the way we examine it should 
change to fit that a little bit more."

Many of Peter's guests have expressed their feelings about cinema through words. Gina Telaroli prefers images, both moving and still. The experimental filmmaker, image essay maker, and critic sits down with Peter for a very engaging conversation about her work and passion. The two dive into her frame-by-frame analysis of classic Hollywood films and the "unconscious cinema" she unlocks, as well as her obsession with Hollywood workmen Allan Dwan and William Wellman. Peter also gushes about Gina's films Traveling Light, and asks her numerous questions about what he sees as a spiritual work of cinema. Finally, Gina brings in Vincente Minnelli's Gene Kelly-Scottish set musical Brigadoon, a haunting work that both read as a metaphor for the magic and miracle that is cinema and 35mm.

0:00-1:08 Opening 
1:48-6:50 Establishing Shots - Computer Chess
7:02-9:05 Trivia Round
9:49-1:10:50 Deep Focus - Gina Telaroli
1:12:07-1:32:48 Double Exposure - Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli)
1:32:50-1:34:29 Close
Visit Gina's Tumblr to find her videos, image essays, and writing
Notes and Links from the Conversation
-The audio on Gina's conversation was somewhat botched, and I sincerely apologize for the poor quality of the sound in our conversation.
-Peter's essay on Computer Chess and The Social Network.
-Tracking Shots: Weekend, The Turn Horse, I Am Cuba, and a clip from Russian Ark.
-More information on Cinemetrics.
-Chicago's Facets
-RE: Film Socialisme
-Joe Dante's Matinee
-Jerry Lewis's Hardly Working
-Film Forum's William Wellman retrospective
-The William Wellman Dossier
-Gina's Essays: Good-Bye My Lady and Wellman's Ladies
-The Allan Dwan dossier
-4'8 1/2" (Gina's video essay on trains)
-Mr. Roger's Neighborhood (On Vidor's Northwest Passage)
-Physical Instincts (On Cronenberg's Dead Ringers)
-Sp(eye) Gam3z
-Tony Scott: A Moving Target (Gina's Intro to Movement B)
-David Phelps's Standard Op
-Digital Destinies (On Mann's Public Enemies)
-A clip from Traveling Light
-Glenn Kenny on Traveling Light
-Raymond Bellour on Brigadoon
-A short video essay on Brigadoon
-I mentioned how sometimes cinephiles remember scenes or shots from films they've never seen. Jacques Ranci√®re discusses that phenomenon in part in The Gaps of Cinema.
-One other correction: I refer to John Tolkin and then Greg Tolkin near the end of the conversation, when I meant Gregg Toland. 

1 comment:

  1. I think the movie Gina was trying to think of at 1:25 was Thank You For Smoking.

    Jeff Megall: Sony has a futuristic sci-fi movie they're looking to make.
    Nick Naylor: Cigarettes in space?
    Jeff Megall: It's the final frontier, Nick.
    Nick Naylor: But wouldn't they blow up in an all oxygen environment?
    Jeff Megall: Probably. But it's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. 'Thank God we invented the... you know, whatever device.'