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Basis of Make-Up I-Iii

Synopsis
This film explores the mindset and artistic vision of iconoclastic filmmaker Heinz Emigholz, who is the originator of "Architecture as Autobiography," a series of documentaries on unique or unusual architects consisting of still images of the subject’s buildings. The meticulousness of Emigholz’s style of filmmaking is spotlighted in THE BASIF OF MAKE-UP I-III, a three-part DVD that showcases his illustrated notebooks and sketchbooks.

Part I features close-ups of 42 illustrated notebooks that Emigholz used from 1974 to 1983 to plan and produce the films ORDINARY SENTENCE, THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP, and THE MATTER OF THINGS. Part II includes still shots of 69 illustrated notebooks and sketchbooks from 1983 to 1996, which reveal the artistic processes behind THE HOLY BUNCH, NO SAFE HAVEN, and BLACK HARBOUR. Part III features details of 38 notebooks and sketchbooks from 1996 to 2004 used to map out SECOND NATURE and ARTHUR GORDON PYM: THE LAST SECRETS OF THE REPUBLIC. Part III includes shots of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s villa Cargnacco in Gardone, Italy, that was featured in Emigholz’s D’ANNUNZIO’S CAVE.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Architecture; Film studies
Keywords
architectural drawing; documentary films; film producers; Emigholz, Heinz

Credits

Contributor
Heinz Emigholz

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$39.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
94 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

Pym Films

Distributor

Name

Facets Multi-media Inc.

Email
sales@facets.org
Web
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Phone
+1 773 281 9045
Fax
+1 773 929 5437
Address
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
60614
USA
Notes
A pioneering US distributor of over 65,000 international, animated, independent, art, classic, documentary, silent, and experimental films on DVD, some of them exclusive to the Facets label.

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