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John Cage - Revenge Of The Dead Indians (Documentary) [DVD]

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'The Revenge of the Dead Indians' is neither documentary nor feature film. The thematic story development is a combination of "found" video and audio landscapes along with theatrically directed readings and interviews. Each scene of the film is complete in itself as its own narrative entity, yet simultaneously contributes to the linear progression of the story line. Lohner's goal was to honor the creative credo of composer John Cage, to whom the film is dedicated. Attention is paid to "forgotten" landscapes: places we overlook because they are the everyday and the ordinary.The film also features 42 personalities – from the well known (actors, architects, artists, choreographers, composers, theoreticians, writers) to the unknown (like street cleaners and market vendors) – in conversation with each other. The result is an unexpected and fascinating combination of intellectual thought, viewpoints and opinions.

This is a full-length documentary honoring the life and work of American composer and artist John Cage. Cage is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. This documentary features interviews with various personalities from different fields as they introduce us to the life and work of this great American artist.

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Run Time: 173 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround,
Country of Origin: USA


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