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Hollis Frampton

Film Director / Actor / Photographer / Writer | * 03/11/1936 († 48, 03/30/1984) | Wooster, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
Hollis William Frampton, Jr. (March 11, 1936 – March 30, 1984) was an American avant-garde filmmaker, photographer, writer, theoretician, and pioneer of digital art. He was best known for his innovative and non-linear structural films that defined the movement, including Lemon (1969), Zorns Lemma (1970) and (nostalgia) (1971), as well as his anthology book, Circles of Confusion: Film, Photography, Video: Texts, 1968-1980 (1983). ()
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Hollis Frampton is known for the broad and restless intelligence he brought to the films he made, beginning in the early '60s, until his death in 1984. In addition to being an important experimental filmmaker, he was also an accomplished photographer and writer, and in the 1970s made significant contributions to the emerging field of computer science. He is considered one of the pioneers of what has come to be termed structuralism, an influential style of experimental filmmaking that uses the basic elements of cinematic language to create works that investigate film form at the expense of traditional narrative content. Along with Michael Snow and Stan Brakhage, he is one of the major figures to emerge from the New York avant-garde film community of the 1960s.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama

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Movies with Hollis Frampton as Actor(5)

Movies with Hollis Frampton as Crew(46)

Directing/Director1984 A and B in Ontario
Directing/Director1979 Matrix [First Dream]
Directing/Director1979 Gloria!
Directing/Director1977 The Birth of Magellan: Cadenza I
Directing/Director1976 Otherwise Unexplained Fires
Directing/Director1976 Not the First Time
Directing/Director1975 Pas de Trois
Directing/Director1974 Pan 1
Directing/Director1974 Pan 4
Directing/Director1974 Pan 3
Directing/Director1974 Pan 2
Directing/Director1974 Winter Solstice
Directing/Director1974 Pan 698
Directing/Director1974 Pan 700
Directing/Director1974 Tree Over the Valley, Eaton
Directing/Director1974 Pan 0
Directing/Director1974 Pan 697
Directing/Director1974 Pan 699
Directing/Director1974 Autumnal Equinox
Directing/Director1973 Trees in the River, Kent OH
Directing/Director1973 Less
Directing/Director1972 Hapax Legomena II: Poetic Justice
Directing/Director1972 Tiger Balm
Directing/Director1972 Hapax Legomena V: Ordinary Matter
Directing/Director1972 Hapax Legomena VI: Remote Control
Directing/Director1972 Apparatus Sum
Directing/Director1971 Hapax Legomena I: (nostalgia)
Directing/Director1971 Hapax Legomena III: Critical Mass
Directing/Director1970 Zorns Lemma
Directing/Director1969 Palindrome
Directing/Director1969 Artificial Light
Directing/Director1969 Lemon
Directing/Director1969 Inside Silo 11
Camera/Camera Operator1969 Black and White Film
Directing/Director1969 Carrots & Peas
Directing/Director1968 Maxwell's Demon
Directing/Director1968 Snowblind
Directing/Director1968 Surface Tension
Directing/Director1967 Heterodyne
Directing/Director1966 Manual of Arms
Directing/Director1966 Process Red

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Born: Wednesday, 03/11 1936 (March) in Wooster, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
Died: Friday, 03/30 1984 (March) in New York City (aged: 48)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Phillips Academy
Represented by: Light Cone
Hollis Frampton frequently works together with these people:
Jonas Mekas (10x, Crew)
Michael Snow (8x, Crew)
Joyce Wieland (5x, Crew)
Robert Huot (3x, Crew)
Twyla Tharp (2x, Actress)
Oona Mekas (2x, Cast)
Andy Warhol (2x, Crew)
Peter Kubelka (2x, Actor)
P. Adams Sitney (2x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:240517, Added: 08/06/2018, Last updated: 11/22/2021