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Favorite films

  • Chimes at Midnight
  • Still Light
  • Swain
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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  • Studies for the Decay of the West

    ★★★★

  • Takeshis'

    ★★★½

  • Zodiac

    ★★★★½

  • Watermelon Man

    ★★★½

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  • Swain

    Swain

    ★★★★★

    A big difficulty with writing on Markopoulos’ work is that, aside from trying to write on one of the greatest, the general unknowability of his filmography (and the man himself) requires one to take a number of creative liberties and to make assumptions with how a particular piece may relate to, act or build upon both prior and following films. One could extend this to any other number of filmmakers such as Brakhage and his monolithic 300+ large filmography, though…

  • Galaxie

    Galaxie

    ★★★★★

    “For me, locations and beautiful people have always been the backbone of my work.” - Gregory Markopoulos 

    Portrait-oriented films I feel have an inherent “simple” quality - both in general construction (at least the PERCEIVED make-up) as well as in how the works are taken from the audience. The generic form of portrait film involves filming a subject (persons/people) for a given reason(s) or context by the involved artists; this form, at least in my experience, allows quite a bit…

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  • The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him

    The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him

    ★★★★★

    The more I sit and think on the film, the more I view it as a sort-of sister film to anticipation of the night. Both these films deal ultimately in the approach of death. Anticipation is much more dire than god of day because of its conveyance of failure to persevere in the face of despair; the film ending in the aptly named “shadow man” hanging himself on a tree. It’s of the utmost importance to take into account the…

  • Lupe

    Lupe

    ★★★★

    Maybe the most immediate indicator of Lupe being an outlier in Warhol's Sedgwick room dramas or whatever you may want to call them is the use of color film and its affects. Much of the make-up of the film is much the same to that of “similar” Warhol films of this nature (by this I mean the Sedgwick-oriented ones) where we see Edie lying in bed with either a man in the room with her or making conversation with an…