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Andersen Thom

Thom Andersen

United States

Biography

Thom Andersen has lived in Los Angeles for most of his life. In 1974 he completed “Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer”, an hour-long documentation of Muybridge’s photographic work. In 1995, with Noel Burch, he completed “Red Hollywood”, a videotape about the filmwork created by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist. In 2003 he complested “Los Angeles Plays Itself”, a video essay about the representation of Los Angeles in movies. In 2010, he also directed “Get Out of the Car”, about the visual archeology of the city. He has taught film composition at the California Institute of the Arts since 1987.

Filmography:

RECONVERSÃO (RECONVERSION), 65', 2012
GET OUT OF THE CAR, 34', 2010
LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, 169', 2003
RED HOLLYWOOD, 118', 1996
EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE, ZOOPRAXOGRAPHER, 58', 1974
OLIVIA'S PLACE, 6', 1966/74 MELTING, 6', 1965
--- ------- (AKA SHORT-LINE, LONG-LINE), 11', 1965

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Reconversão (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 65 min

“Reconversão” portrays 17 buildings and projects by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura, accompanied usually by his own writings. It is a search for his architecture, without critical commentary.

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