Dear Connie:

Michael Snow's films are generally engaged in all sorts of shenanigans.
When Hollis Frampton "dies" in front of the zooming camera, and refuses to
stop to find out what's going on, that's pretty funny. However, the one
that I like the best is This is the Title of This Film, which is a series
of text title cards. There's one great joke in there about This not being a
film for people who don't like others reading over their shoulders. I like
your project about humor in experimental cinema very much; I've often
thought about this as an understudied aspect of this mode of cinema.

Take care,


Dr. Walter C. Metz, Professor and Chair
Department of Cinema and Photography
Mail Code 6610
Southern Illinois University
1100 Lincoln Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Office Phone: (618) 453-5087

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM, C Colvin <> wrote:

>  Framerworkers!
> I'd love to pick your brains.  I'm interested to watch more (& learn more
> about) experimental films that are humorous.  Either through physical
> comedy, sly wordplay/visual combinations, hilarious imagery or anything
> that has hit your funny bone... I'd love to hear your recommendations.  I
> prefer shorts (less than 20min), but am equally excited about funny
> moments/scenes in feature length experimental works as well.
> Thanks so much!
> Connie Colvin
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