The same film with subtitles:
In 2009 I created My Story Is Not My Own, a metaphysical & surreal film poem concerning the Kennedy assassination. My statement concerning this project is beneath the video on the YouTube page.
Bravo, Steven. That’s a lot of work.
The mirror shots and the close-ups reminded me of Maya Deren’s work. The slow-motion segments and the use of the 8mm-looking footage made me think of Derek Jarman.
Thank you Prospero & … Maya Deren’s ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’ I love. Derek Jarman I’m not too familiar with but will investigate.
This is absolutely brilliant Steven – words and images moving and evocative – who can forget that day…Just an added technical question – I also have old technology video footage from film making days – would love to know how to translate them into a format that I could use on computer – so far unsuccessful – how did you do it? thank you for this…
PS – also really enjoyed “The Last of England” sent by Prospero – amazing…
John, thanks so much. I really appreciate your thoughts on this work. Indeed, who can forget that day? I can’t forget it. Both personal and social the tragic event is flush with implications.
For your technical question – I worked with a video editor who had the software necessary. Really should be possible for a video editor at a very minimal cost to translate these materials for you.