Mark Webber (Ed.) - Film as Film. The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos
The Visible Press specializes in books on filmmaking, and this monograph (September 2014) marks their debut ! Starting out with the written oeuvre of Greg Markopoulos (1928-1992), the Greek-American filmmaker who, as a contemporary of Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage and Andy Warhol, was at the forefront of a movement that established a truly independent form of cinema. The topics include the American avant-garde and auteurs such as Dreyer, Bresson and Mizoguchi, as well as considerations on Markopoulos’own practice, and on films by Robert Beavers, that were circulated only in journals, self-published editions or programme notes. The texts become increasingly metaphysical and poetic as the filmmaker pursued his ideal of Temenos, an archive and screening space to be located at a remote site in the Peloponnese where his epic final work could be viewed in harmony with the Greek landscape.