27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Unreal News Reels
director: Joseph Cornell
original title: Unreal News Reels
country: United States
running time: 8 min.
synopsisJoseph Cornell's original compilation from his own film collection is based on the low-budget slapstick cartoons produced in the 1920s and 1930s by the Weiss Brothers, which Cornell turns into a parody of newsreels through subtle textual intervention.
biographyJoseph Cornell (1903–1972) was an American surrealist, self-taught artist, creator of collages and found-object boxes, and film collector. From the 1930s onwards, he also created film collages using found footage and made his own films in collaboration with filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage, Rudy Burckhardt, and Larry Jordan.
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