Reviews of Movie Books

I'm a prolific moviemaker. You can see my Sprocket Scientist website here. I like to think that I've been so consistently outside of critic-comfortable categories for so long (42 years now) that there's essentially a collective movie critic mental block against me. Not that I'm complaining or anything (well, ok, actually I am).

Scott Stark, another filmmaker, interviewed me in 1986 in San Francisco about my movie-making & published an edited version of the interview in Cinematograph. Oddly, very little critical attention has been paid to my movie work since then. Peter Walsh & Bill O'Driscoll have been 2 of the most notable exceptions to this black-out.

Nonetheless, I'm obsessed with movies - & not just with making my own. The following list of movie books reviewed only hints at my much larger interests. It might be more revealing to see my list of Favorite Movies by Other People.

- tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - October 3, 2017E.V.

 

 

0136. "TRUE STORIES ABOUT GLORPS"

- credited to Michael Anft & tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- original article entitled "Whose Story?" by Anft published in Baltimore City Paper (December 26, 1986)

- tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE reply to Anft article unpublished

- 11 X 17" offset printing black ink on white paper made as mailing

 

0475. a review of The Ballooning One, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's "Story of a Fructiferous Society"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on January 17, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/12795100

 

0559. a review of Marilyn Singer (Introduction) "History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 11, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15145311

 

0560. a review of Cecile Starr & Robert Russett's "Experimental Animation"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15344091

 

0561. a review of Craig Baldwin's "Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15346335

 

0562. a review of Raymond Durgnat's "Luis Bunuel"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15347339

 

0563. a review of René Clair's "Cinema Yesterday And Today"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15348887

 

0564. a review of Jean Cocteau's "Two Screenplays: The Blood of a Poet and The Testament of Orpheus"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15349877

 

0565. a review of Christopher Sharrett's "Crisis Cinema: The Apocalypic Idea in Postmodern Narrative Cinema"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15350267

 

0566. a review of David Cronenberg, Chris Rodley's "Cronenberg on Cronenberg"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15350824

 

0567. a review of Guy Debord, Ken Knabb (Translator) "Complete Cinematic Works: Scripts, Stills, Documents"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15351464

 

0568. a review of David Curtis's "Experimental Cinema: A Fifty Year Evolution"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 13, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15352911

 

0572. a review of John Sandford's "The New German Cinema"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 23, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16208909

 

0573. a review of Jean-Luc Godard's "Masculine Feminine"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 23, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16211283

 

0575. a review of Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville a film by Jean-Luc Godard"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 25, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16212011

 

0576. a review of Malcolm Legrice "Abstract Film and Beyond"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 25, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16344942

 

0577. a review of Scott MacDonald (Editor) "A Critical Cinema: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16403749

 

0578. a review of Scott MacDonald (Editor) "A Critical Cinema 2: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16404432

 

0579. a review of Scott MacDonald (Editor) "Screen Writings: Texts and Scripts from Independent Films"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16406267

 

0580. a review of Dusan Makavejev's "WR: Mysteries of the Organism"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16407308

 

0581. a review of Richard J. Anobile (Editor) "Why a Duck?: Visual and Verbal Gems from the Marx Brothers Movies"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16408220

 

0582. a review of Gerald Mast's "Film/Cinema/Movie: A Theory of Experience"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16408863

 

0583. a review of Peter Gidal's "Materialist Film"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16409171

 

0585. a review of Jonas Mekas's "Movie Journal - The Rise of an American Cinema 1959-1971"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16411238

 

0586. a review of Maurice Yacowar's "The Films of Paul Morrissey"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16412065

 

0587. a review of James Peterson's "Dreams of Chaos, Visions of Order: Understanding the American Avant-Garde Cinema"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16482966

 

0588. a review of Robert A. Haller's "Crossroads: Avant Garde Film In Pittsburgh In The 1970s"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16483866

 

0589. a review of Chris Gehman, Steve Reinke, Gerald Saul's "The John Porter Film Activity Book"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16484429

 

0590. a review of P. Adams Sitney's "Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde 1943-1978"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 27, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16492953

 

0591. a review of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's "Hitler, a Film from Germany"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 27, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16493138

 

0592. a review of Parker Tyler's "Underground Film - A Critical History"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 27, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16493275

 

0593. a review of Ira Schneider, Mary Lucier, Beryl Korot's "Video Art: An Anthology"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 27, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16493539

 

0594. a review of Amos Vogel's "Film as a Subversive Art"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 27, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16493886

 

0595. a review of Jack Stevenson's "Witchcraft Through The Ages: The Story Of Haxan, The World's Strangest Film, And The Man Who Made It"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on February 27, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/16493992

 

0742. a review of Peggy Ahwesh & Keith Sanborn edited "Vertov from Z to A"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on March 22, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3046268-vertov-from-z-to-a

 

0927. a review of Ruth Hayes's "eggchase"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on May 26, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/22997259

 

0931. a review of Patrick Kelley's "Sand Step"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on May 28, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/23110210

 

0954. a review of Demarais Studio's "Eating Rock and Roll"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on June 8, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/24009206

 

0979. a review of John Waters' "National Peep Extra"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on June 21, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/25088789

 

1017. a review of Bill Daniel's "Mostly True: The Story of Bozo Texino"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on July 21, 2008

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/27921370

 

1046. a review of Jerry Mander's "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on May 9, 2009

- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/228250.Four_Arguments_for_the_Elimination_of_Television

 

1053. a review of George Jefferies's "The Jefferies Film"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on June 23, 2009

- https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/60776945

 

1106. "Story of a Fructiferous Society, IT BEARS FRUIT IN (Y)OUR MIND - an extremely brief explanation from The Ballooning One"

- credited to both: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & The Ballooning One

- published in OTHERZINE issue 17 (Fall, 2009)

- http://www.othercinema.com/otherzine/archives/index.php?issueid=22&article_id=96

- published at the invitation of: Monty Cantsin

 

1115. a review of Gene Youngblood's "Expanded Cinema"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on November 30. 2009

- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/769920.Expanded_Cinema

 

1260. a review of "Alfred Hitchcock The Master of Suspense - A Pop-up Book"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on September 26, 2011

- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15072.Alfred_Hitchcock

 

1326. a review of Kim "Howard" Johnson's "Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on May 19, 2012

- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3124166-monty-python-s-tunisian-holiday

 

1335. a review of Luis Buñuel's "My Last Sigh"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads on July 6, 2012

- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/370092639

 

1437. ""Meantherthal(s) in Motion (Pictures), the pre-se -quel" - review of INCITE JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA - ISSUE #4 EXHIBITION GUIDE edited by Brett Kashmere & Walter Forsberg"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads December 4, 2013:

https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/353076-review-of-incite-exhibition-guide

 

1595. "CineScenesSeen"

- A review of the Clint Enns edited "John Porter's CineScenes: Documentary Portraits of Alternative Film Scenes Toronto and Beyond1978-2015"

- credited to: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- published on Goodreads March 5, 2016

- https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/423389-cinescenesseen

 

 

 

 

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