Un guide de WALDEN de Jonas Mekas

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Guide book to Jonas Mekas' film WALDEN written by Scott Hammen

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Translated from English by Christian Lebrat

"Whenever people ask me what it was like to live in New York in the 1960s, I refer them to Jonas Mekas' film Walden. »
–Amy Taubin

On the soundtrack to Diaries, Notes and Sketches, also known as Walden (1969), Jonas Mekas proclaims, “I make home movies, therefore I live."
To see Walden is to visit an essential place and time through the eyes of a great poet.
It is not necessary to visit with a guide. But having spent many happy hours exploring the Walden of Mekas, I have found that the fascination with the film increases with knowledge of the subject.
This book aims to accompany the viewer of this filmed diary which has now become an essential landmark in the history of cinema.

Scott Hammen is a filmmaker. He founded Eyewash Books, an English book publishing house where he notably published Standish Lawder and the Cubist Cinema (2019), Cecile Starr and Experimental Animation (2021) and Yann Beauvais. On Films 1976-1998 (2021).
Scott Hammen immerses us in the heart of Jonas Mekas' masterpiece by revealing unknown aspects of Walden that enrich our knowledge of the film and its context.
With unpublished testimonies by Jonas Mekas.

This book is published on the occasion of the events of the centenary of Jonas Mekas
The translation of this book was supported by the LITHUANIAN CULTURE INSTITUTE

Collection : Essais
Format : 14 x 18 cm
Date of publication: 2023
Nbr. of pages: 328
Ill.: 123 ill. en n&b
ISBN : 978-2-912539-66-3
Price : 25.00 €

Author(s) Scott Hammen, Christian Lebrat
Artist(s) Jonas Mekas
Format Paperback
Year 2023
Language(s) French
Pages 328 pages
Publisher Paris Expérimental