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SCATTERED PICTURES: THE MOVIES OF WERNER SCHROETER

Life is very precious, even right now.

Werner Schroeter, Eika Katappa

THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE LAST two decades, vanguard cinema was generally regarded as an amalgam of styles and procedures derived from the “French New Wave,” “New American Cinema,” and from numerous nonaligned filmmakers who emerged in the ’60s both inside and outside the commercial mainstream. The influence of Jean-Luc Godard was felt everywhere from Andy Warhol to Pier Paolo Pasolini. Godard had begun with narrative films that incorporated broad references to film history and drew conspicuous attention to the act of watching a film. By the ’70s, his films had become self-consuming artifacts that prescribed their own interpretation through voice-overs, words written across images, image freezes, and other Brechtian devices. Godard’s later works engendered, among other things, an experimental cinema practice in which the

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