Room 666 (documentary excerpt) (Wim Wenders, 1982) 3mins
At the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wim Wenders set up a camera in a hotel room and asked a range of directors to answer a question. The text of his question read:
“Increasingly, films are looking as though they had been made for television, as regards their lighting, framing and rhythm. It looks as though a television aesthetic has supplanted film aesthetic. Many new films no longer refer to any reality outside the cinema – only to experiences contained in other films – as though ‘life’ itself no longer furnished material for stories. Fewer films get made. The trend is towards increasingly expensive super-productions at the expense of the ‘little’ film. And a lot of films are immediately available on video cassettes. That market is expanding rapidly. Many people prefer to watch films at home. So my question is: Is cinema becoming a dead language, an art which is already in the process of decline?”
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Les Blank, 1980) 21mins
Herzog bet Errol Morris that he would never complete Gates of Heaven; when he did, Herzog insisted on making good on his wager.
Werner Herzog Acting Reel (Various, 1983-2012) 10mins
Clips from Man of Flowers, Hard to Be a God, What Dreams May Come, Julien Donkey Boy, Mister Lonely, The Boondocks, The Simpsons, Jack Reacher and American Dad!
The South Bank Show (Jack Bond, 1982) 55mins
First transmitted 16/05/1982
The Man from the South (Norman Lloyd, 1960)
Episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, starring Peter Lorre and Steve McQueen. First transmission 03/01/1960.
All-American Girl “Pulp Sitcom” (1995)
Episode of Margaret Cho’s sitcom inspired by Pulp Fiction, starring QT as ‘Desmond’. First transmission 22/02/1995.
QT Acting Reel
Featuring clips from My Best Friend's Birthday, The Golden Girls, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Sleep With Me, Somebody To Love, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Desperado, Dance Me to the End of Love, From Dusk Till Dawn, Little Nicky, Alias, Duck Dodgers, Death Proof, Planet Terror, Sukiyaki Western Django and Django Unchained.
The Man from Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 1995)
Excerpt from the film Four Rooms, inspired by The Man from the South.