IMAGES OF ASIAN MUSIC (A DIARY FROM LIFE 1973-74)
F., Prod.: Peter Hutton. 16mm. L.: 286 m. D.: 26’. Bn.
T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source
Peter Hutton recalls his time as a US Merchant Marine in south-east Asia in a film diary. This silent film in blackand- white takes the form of a visual notebook recording a visit to a foreign culture. It resembles travelogues from the first years of filmmaking, but is not just the black-and-white film stock, the silence, the mapping of foreign culture and the static long takes that echo early cinema. The way that Hutton is able to transfer his fascination at capturing the world through a camera lens to the audience is similar to the technique of the early filmmakers, the cameramen of the Lumière Brothers and the Mutoscope & Biograph productions.