Up on the Roof

On the making of Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures
by J. Hoberman   posted Jan 5, 2012

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Thanks for the memories. At the beginning of filming there was a thunderous noise. I ran upstairs and Jack was whaling away at a roof brace with a large hammer. Stop I yelled you are destroying the theater. Jack replied, theaters are art prisons and must all be destroyed to let art be free. Walter Langsford
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J. Hoberman is a renowned film critic whose latest book, Film After Film: What Became of 21st Century Cinema, was published by Verso. He was the senior film critic at the Village Voice, and he now writes for numerous publications including Artinfo.net and The Tablet. His writing is aggregated at his website, j-hoberman.com.

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