Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rose Hobart Cornell's first film

Rose Hobart was Joseph Cornell's first film. To make this film, Cornell cut up the film of East of Borneo, B-movie made in 1931 starring Rose Hobart. He then put together a new film using some of the scenes from the original. The original film was 77 minutes, but Cornell cut out all of the action scenes as well as any scene that did not feature Hobart, reducing the film to 20 minutes. It was during the screening of this film that Salvador Dali famously overturned the projector and later said, "My idea for a film was exactly that... I never wrote it or told anyone, but it is as if he had stolen it." To learn more about this film, read the article by filmmaker and curator, Brian Frye. To watch Rose Hobart click on the picture below.

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