|Issue 9 - December 1972|
offshoot of the Futurist Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle until Dec
8th, is a project being carried out by Pete Roberts and Murray Martin
of Amber Films, the Newcastle-based film group. They had been shown film
scripts written 60 years ago by Mario Scaparro, Filippo Tommaso, Marinetti
and Volt who were futurist artists and decided to film 3 of these scripts,
which will involve animation and use of models. Pete and Murray are so
interested in the scripts that Amber Films are going to produce the 3
films themselves. Only one futurist script has ever been filmed before
and that is now in Paris.
Following is one of the scripts which Pete and Murray will use:
THE IMPROVISED BALLOON / 11 Pallonc Improvvisato
Written by: Mario Scaparro (he describes the film as a cinemagraphic poem)
The fantasy takes place on the balcony of a cottage and in the sky overhead.
The Man appears on the balcony breathing the air deeply.
The cloud is rapidly deformed by the inhalation of The Man, lengthening towards him and disappearing inside his inhaling mouth.
The Belly gradually swells enormously as The Man swallows The Cloud it becomes an enormous spherical balloon that The Man's waistcoat checkers like the rigging of an aerostat ... The Balcony forms The Basket ... three people take their places and The Balloon with the head of a Man ascends.