Paddy Johnson has a wonderful new interview posted on The Reeler with director Guy Maddin on the occasion of the release of his latest picture, Brand Upon the Brain!. Maddin, who was the subject of a Regis Dialogue at the Walker in 2004, talks at length about editing, aerophones and “neurological facsimile,” your favorite new conceptual framework!
An excerpt to whet your appetite:
“I decided before cutting that I was going to try a different facsimile for memory. In film we’re most comfortable with most ways in which memory is presented; the most conventional is the flashback or the blur or just someone thinking and going back. Or maybe we’re equally comfortable now with things just aggressively cut across time periods, like The Godfather Part II or 21 Grams. But I wanted to be more neurological. I wanted to come to an editing style that matched my camera style, which is primitive…”