Thom Andersen

Reconversão

(Thom Andersen, 2012)

Thom Andersen’s 2012 film Reconversão (Reconversion) surveys the work of architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Although Andersen was invited specifically to make the film in Portugal on the occasion of...

Los Angeles Plays Itself

(Thom Andersen, 2003)

Los Angeles Plays Itself is a video essay about how movies have portrayed the city of Los Angeles. The first section (The City as Background) is about buildings and places,...

Red Hollywood

(Thom AndersenNoël Burch, 1996)

Made in collaboration with Noël Burch, the video Red Hollywood is one product of Andersen’s years of research into the Hollywood blacklist, a larger project that comprises several essays and...

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

(Thom Andersen, 1976)

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the reconsideration of Eadward Muybridge took on a new urgency in relation to the formalist concerns then powering the central current of avant-garde...

Get Out of the Car

(Thom Andersen, 2010)

Get Out of the Car is a response to my last movie, Los Angeles Plays Itself.  [...] It began as simply a study of weather-worn billboards around Los Angeles. The title...

Hey, Asshole!

(Thom Andersen, 2014)

“While re-mastering Los Angles Plays Itself, I re-edited a number of clips, including The Takeover (Troy Cook, 1995), a grungy, sordid straight-to-video film remarkable only because executive producer Michael Woods...

Melting

(Thom Andersen, 1965)

"Melting is remarkable for its alluding to a forgotten history and its prescience of history to come. … Thirty-odd years after Bataille announced the informe, and thirty-two years before Bois...

Act Without Words

(Thom Andersen, 1964)

Thom Andersen's earliest extant film is an adaptation of a Beckett play made at USC. Print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive....

Olivia’s Place

(Thom Andersen, 1966/1974)

“On Sunday, January 16, 1966, we shot 200 ft. of 16mm Kodak Ektachrome MS film, type 7256, at OLIVIA’S PLACE, 2618 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. We shot with a...

—-———(aka The Rock And Roll Film)

(Thom AndersenMalcom Brodwick, 1967)

A documentary about rock 'n' roll. The Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes, Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl, Seeburg, Wurlitzer, The Trip,...