Filmvermittelnde Experimentalfilme

Bruce Conner: A Movie (1958)


Eine der Inkunabeln des Found Footage-Films und ein Film der – unter anderem – zeigt, was Montage ist, indem er die Bildbezüge gegen den Strich bürstet und in den Brüchen der Narration erkennbar macht, wie Erzählung im Film funktioniert.

»Since there was a movie I wanted to see, and didn’t see it beeing made, I decided it had to be my job to make it. And absolutely nothing was being taught in schools how to make films. I couldn’t take a class in filmmaking. I had to invent my own ways of making movies. All I could learn was how to glue one piece of film to another. A Movie was made in the most primitive film editing process that is possible. You just glue it together. I had no work print, synchronizer, moviola, sound reader. I had none of the technical tools that beginning film students use today. I had never even heard of most of these technical tools. Although A Movie is being used today – and had been used since it was completed in 1957 – in teaching film classes, the way I made A Movie is not the way anybody is ever taught how to make films.«

Bruce Conner, in: Wiliam C. Wees (Ed.): Recycled Images. The Art and Politics of Found Footage Film, New York: Anthology Film Archives 1993, S. 77-86: 82. [San Francisco 22. Mai 1991]