'RAMEAU'S NEPHEW' BY DIDEROT (THANX TO DENNIS YOUNG) BY WILMA SCHOEN

Each of Michael Snow's works, spanning across painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, drawing, publishing and music, invites us to experience, question and contemplate the representation, its process and material.'RAMEAU'S NEPHEW' BY DIDEROT (THANX TO DENNIS YOUNG) BY WILMA SCHOEN illustrates his research both in the visual arts and in sound:

"For me, it is an authentic 'talking picture,' built from the true units of the syllable and the frame. All the possible image/sound relationships
centering around people and speech generate the movie-audience relationships: a wide range of emotional possibilities; the experience of seeing/hearing this film. 'Speech,' 'Language,' 'Culture' - their sources, their nature... recorded, imaged, prove (?) that in this case a word is worth 1000 pictures."

"Michael Snow's Rameau's Nephew Etc. makes me crazy, makes the top of my head go flying off. I have a need of its particular regenerative insanity at least once a month."

– Amy Taubin, The Soho Weekly News, 1977

 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
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'RAMEAU'S NEPHEW' BY DIDEROT (THANX TO DENNIS YOUNG)
BY WILMA SCHOEN

(Canada, 1970-1974)

Director: Michael Snow
Cast: Michael Snow, Pierre Théberge, Marie Antoinette Roy, Jimmy Jones, Jonas Mekas, Marlene Arvan, Harry Gant, Tony Jannetti, Rose Richardson, Diane Boadway, Jim Murphy, Larry Dubin, Munro Ferguson, Dennis Burton, Deborah Dobski, Carol Friedlander, Barry Gerson, Babette Mangolte, Amy Taubin, Jessica Harper, Kate Manheim, Dave Tompkins, Tom Urquart, Barbara, Kathy Rynne, Wing, Judy Steed, Duncan Thorne, Keith Lock, Sheila Hayworth, Gordon May, Jackie Burroughs, Jeff Bronstein, Gar Smith, Sandy Spencer, Varda Kidd, Roz Michaels, Linda Patton, Owen Carey, Annette Michelson, Helene Kaplan, Bob Cowan, Nam June Paik, Yoko Orimoto, Ping Chong, Steve Anker, Fara Nakagawa, Naoto Nakagawa, Aman Nakagawa, Joyce Wieland, Harris Kirshenbaum, Peggy Gale, George Koller, Anne-Marie Sparks, Royden Rabinowitch, Joseph Rabinowitch, Marie-Lynne Hammond, P. Adams Sitney, Reg Holmes, Dennis Young, and others.

• 266 minutes
• 16mm
• Sound

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Bonus Material:

• A 184-page billingual book by Ivora Cusack and Stéfani de Loppinot, prefaced by Michael Snow and translated by Pip Chodorov, analyzing the 25 sequences of the film and making available for the first time reproductions of Snow's original preparatory scripts and notes archived at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto (Canada).

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Total Running Time: 04:46:00 (2 Discs)

Booklet Text: Ivora Cusack & Stéfani de Loppinot, prefaced by Michael Snow and translated by Pip Chodorov (Bilingual French & English)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping).

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