Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Geography of the Body/Willard Maas

WIKI: Willard Maas (24 June 1906 - 2 January 1971) was an American experimental filmmaker and poet.

He was the husband of filmmaker Marie Menken.

ABOUT: "A quotation from Aristophanes, "The desire and pursuit of the whole is called love," precedes views of a man and a woman's bodies, often in extreme close up. Off-screen, a voice recites fragments of oracular literature and purple prose. We see an eye, an ear, a mouth, a tongue, bits of hair, a hand, the tips of fingers, toes... "

1 comment:

Drew said...

Oh wow, thanks for highlighting this. I'm a huge fan of the little Menken I've seen, but know next to nothing about her personal life. I certainly wasn't aware she was married to another filmmaker. Cool!