Thom Andersen (United States)

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.


  • **GET OUT OF THE CAR**, 34', 2010
  • **LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF**, 169', 2003
  • **RED HOLLYWOOD**, 118', 1996
  • **OLIVIA'S PLACE**, 6', 1966/74
  • **MELTING**, 6', 1965
  • **--- ------- (AKA SHORT-LINE, LONG-LINE)**, 11', 1965

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