A Hollis Frampton Odyssey

Edition no. 607

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Manual of ArmsProcess RedMaxwell’s DemonSurface TensionCarrots & PeasLemonZorns Lemma(nostalgia)Poetic JusticeCritical MassThe Birth of Magellan: Cadenza IPan 0Pan 1Pan 2Pan 3Pan 4Pan 697Pan 698Pan 699Pan 700INGENIVM NOBIS IPSA PVELLA FECIT, Part IMagellan: At the Gates of Death, Part I: The Red Gate 1, 0Winter SolsticeGloria!
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Hollis Frampton
Directed by: Hollis Frampton
An icon of the American avant-garde, Hollis Frampton made rigorous, audacious, brainy, and downright thrilling films, leaving behind a body of work that remains unparalleled. In the 1960s, having already been a poet and a photographer, Frampton became fascinated with the possibilities of 16 mm filmmaking. In such radically playful and visually and sonically arresting works as Surface Tension, Zorns Lemma, (nostalgia), Critical Mass, and the enormous, unfinished Magellan cycle (cut short by his death at age forty-eight), Frampton repurposes cinema itself, making it into something by turns literary, mathematical, sculptural, and simply beautiful—and always captivating. This collection of works by the essential artist—the first release of its kind—includes twenty-four films, dating from 1966 to 1979.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

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Supplements

  • Audio commentary and remarks by filmmaker Hollis Frampton on selected works
  • Excerpted interview with Hollis Frampton from 1978
  • A Lecture, a performance piece by Frampton, recorded in 1968 with the voice of artist Michael Snow
  • Gallery of works from Frampton’s xerographic series By Any Other Name
  • A booklet featuring an introduction by film critic Ed Halter; essays and capsules on the films by Frampton scholars Bruce Jenkins, Ken Eisenstein, and Michael Zyrd; and a piece by film preservationist Bill Brand

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Manual of Arms
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Process Red
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Maxwell’s Demon
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Surface Tension
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Carrots & Peas
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Lemon
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Zorns Lemma
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Poetic Justice
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Critical Mass
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The Birth of Magellan: Cadenza I
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Pan 0
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Pan 1
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Pan 2
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Pan 3
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Pan 4
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Pan 697
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Pan 698
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Pan 699
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Pan 700
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INGENIVM NOBIS IPSA PVELLA FECIT, Part I
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Magellan: At the Gates of Death, Part I: The Red Gate 1, 0
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Winter Solstice
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Gloria!
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