Thursday, October 30, 2008

Harry Smith

Compiler of the "Folk and Blues Bible", remarkable experimental filmmaker, collector of Ukranian Easter Eggs (30,000), and owner of largest found paper airplane collection (eventually donated to the Smithsonian). Smith's films took years to make and required incredible organization as he would create them frame by frame and wait until they were finished to develop the work. I have a soft spot for his later films that are just saturated footage of friends and acquaintances shot around New York.

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