Films byTexts by 1993
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Conversely, I try to find my words on the editing table. I have both my typewriter and my editing table in one room. It is connected to this question of writing and filmmaking, because it is also very evident you cannot make films the same way you can write a text. For the text you need to go to the library, but 80% or so of them are created in the room, or if not created, then at least the final version is made indoors at your desk. That is also the last stage of the filmmaking, the aspect where writing and filmmaking come together. People ask me, why don’t you write anymore, and I realise it is because I have succeeded in making a form of writing out of my filmmaking.

Chris Marker, 1993, 120’

Chris Marker brings hommage to his friend and mentor Alexander Medvedkin. Doing so he considers the fate of communism and his own shortcomings.


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TV-programme producers occasionally try to make their works available for repeated viewing in addition to one-off screenings. As is the case with Voyage à Paris, which is like a beautiful poem you want to read several times, or a piece of music you want to hear several times. This visual essay contains a couple of passages you will remember especially well, transitions that are so intriguing that you will want to further savour them. 

Chantal Akerman, 1993, 107’

“Chantal Akerman’s film D’Est [From the East], made in 1992 and early 1993, carries a heightened self-consciousness about the circumstances of [its] weighty historical moment.

Steven Spielberg, 1993, 127’

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.


Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.

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Programmamakers proberen hier en daar iets te doen met het feit dat hun werkstukken niet louter voor eenmalige vertoning maar ook voor herhaalde lectuur gemaakt kunnen worden. Zoals Voyage à Paris, dat dan ook lijkt op een mooi gedicht dat je toch meermaals wilt lezen, of het muziekstuk dat je toch meermaals wil horen. Dit beeldessay heeft enkele passages die je extra goed onthoudt, heeft overgangen die zo intrigerend zijn dat je ze nader wilt savoureren.