Wednesday, August 22, 2007

THE "MUMBLECORE" MOVEMENT & 1960s PSYCHEDELIC FILM


So they've finally given a name to the new style of hipster neo-realist filmmaking that Andrew Bujalski pioneered and is starting to be more and more imitated--it's called "Mumblecore" and there's a good article about it by J.Hoberman in the Village Voice:

Mumblecore: Films By, For, and About 20-Somethings

I also found a link to another Hoberman article, this one concerning the exhibition of 1960s "psychedelic films" at the Whitney in NYC. I might have to try to get to the city to see this before it ends.


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6 comments:

Herb said...

I find the term "mumblecore" to be condescending.

ben said...

i thought the article was about rem which is why i started reading it but sunday's times had an article as well

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/19/movies/19lim.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Tanner M. said...

oh duz da widdle herb few condescended... poor sensative hewb...

jay said...

I think it's kind of ironic that the guy who came up with the term "mumblecore" was actually the sound engineer on one of the films! Having been the "sound guy" on quite a few shoots, I can feel his pain :)

Like most film "movements" (especially modern ones) I expect Mumblecore to disappear pretty quickly, mainly because of the lack of true talents (Bujalski is the only director in the group that has real talent, and even that is arguable).

They may be Cassavetes-esque, but they're no Cassavetes. The complexity and talent of the actors is just not there, which is what made J.C.'s movies successful.

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Harry said...

To my mind every person have to read it.
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