• "The Experimental Film Remake and the Digital Archive Effect: A Movie by Jen Proctor and Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake"

    Author(s):
    Jaimie Baron (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Documentary Studies
    Subject(s):
    Culture--Study and teaching, Mass media--Study and teaching
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Bruce Conner, digital archive, found footage, Jennifer Proctor, Perry Bard, Cultural studies, Film studies, Media studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6403H
    Abstract:
    This essay explores the notion of the experimental film “remake” and the different spectatorial experiences that arise in watching a canonical experimental film and its digital remake. By examining A Movie by Jen Proctor and Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake in relation to their originals, this essay reflects on the different effects produced by these films made in the cinematic and digital eras, respectively, as a result of the different archives of documents available for appropriation and recontextualization at each historical moment. Indeed, I suggest that the original films produce a “material archive effect” while the remakes produce a “digital archive effect,” these effects occurring at the levels of both form and content. I argue that these films offer a point of entry for thinking about how cinematic and digital technologies have each differentially shaped human experience of the “real” as its representation is appropriated and recontextualized.
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    Published
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