Jonas Mekas - The brig

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I went to see The Brig, the play, the night it closed. The Becks were told to shut down and get out. The performance, by this time, was so precisely acted that it moved with the inevitability of life itself. As I watched it I thought: Suppose this was a real brig; suppose I was a newsreel reporter; suppose I got permission from the U.S. Marine Corps to go into one of their brigs and film the goings-on: What a document one could bring to the eyes of humanity!

 THE BRIG

(DVD PAL interzone) 19,90 euros
16mm, 1964, black & white, 65'

"I went to see The Brig, the play, the night it closed. The Becks were told to shut down and get out. The performance, by this time, was so precisely acted that it moved with the inevitability of life itself. As I watched it I thought: Suppose this was a real brig; suppose I was a newsreel reporter; suppose I got permission from the U.S. Marine Corps to go into one of their brigs and film the goings-on: What a document one could bring to the eyes of humanity! The way The Brig was being played now, it was a real brig, as far as I was concerned. This idea took possession of my mind and my senses so thoroughly that I walked out of the play. I didn't want to know anything about what would happen next in the play; I wanted to see it with my camera. I had to film it."
-- Jonas Mekas

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Gustavo Bustamante's picture

Editoriales del Cine Experimental....

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Cordial saludo. Me informan, por favor, cuáles son las editoriales del mundo que publican cine experimental, y cuáles editoriales de libros en español sobre éste tema conocen ? Su información es de gran interés para mi formación profesional. Mil gracias

Gustavo Bustamante Mesa.

Marcos Ortega's picture

Hola, Gustavo

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Hola, Gustavo

Tienes una lista de los diferentes editores que han publicado libros sobre cine experimental aquí: http://expcinema.org/site/es/editores

En idioma español me temo que no hay muchas, aunque EDUNTREF (Bs.As.) ha estado bastante activoa en este tema los últimos años. Si me concretas un poco más lo que estás buscando, te podría dar más datos.

Saludos

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Price: 

19,90 EUR

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Publishing date: 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Runtime: 

65

Discs: 

1

Language: 

English

Subtitles: 

English, French and Lithuanian subtitles

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Colour: 

B&W