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By Catherine Fowler

This survey of Sally Potter’s paintings files and explores her cinematic improvement from the feminist transforming of Puccini’s opera La Bohème in Thriller to the provocative contemplation of romantic relationships after 11th of September in Yes. Catherine Fowler lines a transparent trajectory of constructing topics and preoccupations and indicates how Potter makes use of music, dance, functionality, and poetry to extend our event of cinema past the audiovisual. on the middle of Potter’s paintings we discover a priority with the ways that narrative has circumscribed the activities of girls and their skill to behave, communicate, glance, hope, and imagine for themselves. Her first motion pictures, Thriller and The Gold Diggers, principally deconstruct discovered tales, clichés, and pictures, whereas her later motion pictures create new and unique narratives that position lady acts, voices, seems, wishes and techniques at their heart. Fowler’s research is supplemented by means of a close filmography, bibliography, and an interview with the director.

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This was not an easy task, given the consensus that the feminine had been largely absent from film and the worry that any attempt to identify it might lead to essentialism. For Teresa De Lauretis, the term “woman” refers to “a fictional construct” (5), and for Claire Johnston, “woman is presented as what she represents for man” (25). Thriller is essentially a feminist retelling of Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème (first performed in Turin in 1896). However, its structure is not straightforward, a fact reflected in the way that reviews all feel the need to summarize it in detail.

Second, we can 22 | Sally Potter see how the influence of dadaist, futurist, and structuralist artists adds a self-conscious inflection to the bodies and figures she frames, as well as the diegetic space and how it is created. Third, there is her passion for Brechtian theories of alienation and the comedy of figures such as the Marx brothers or studios such as Ealing. Together, these interests create the wish to move her audience passionately and politically and create laughter and pleasure through “being with” a film.

Throughout the film the image is heavily degraded and sometimes even looks like animation. Potter describes the process she went through to attain this effect: I shot on 8mm color film and projected it onto a ground glass screen and made a black and white 8mm film of that, and then I made a negative from the positive so that I ended up with three films. Then using two projectors, one loaded with the black and white positive, I projected them onto the screen and filmed them on 16 alternately, stopping and starting the projectors.

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