The Hart of London

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The Hart of London
Hart of london 1.jpg
Directed by Jack Chambers
Release date
1970
Running time
79 min.
Country Canada

The Hart of London is a 1970 experimental Canadian film directed by Jack Chambers. Stan Brakhage proclaimed it as "one of the greatest films ever made".[1] The film is shown in black and white and colour, and includes found news footage from 1954, film shot by the artist years earlier in Spain, and film shot by the artist in London, Ontario.

The film is preoccupied with the tensions between nature and the city of London: "It explores life and death, the sense of place and personal displacement, and the intricate aesthetics of representation. It is a personal and spiritual film, marked inevitably by Chambers's knowledge that he had leukemia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brakhage, 123
  2. ^ Cheetham, 22

Bibliography[edit]

  • Brakhage, Stan. "The Hart of London: A Document of the City." The Films of Jack Chambers. Kathryn Elder, ed. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs. 117-124. ISBN 978-0-9682969-4-3
  • Camper, Fred. "The Hart of London: Jack Chambers' Absolute Film." The Films of Jack Chambers. Kathryn Elder, ed. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs. 133-140. ISBN 978-0-9682969-4-3
  • Cheetham, Mark. Jack Chambers: Life & Work. Toronto: Art Canada Institute, 2013. E-Book.
  • Elder, R. Bruce. "Forms of Cinema, Models of Self: Jack Chambers' The Hart of London." Take Two. Seth Feldman, ed. Toronto: Irwin Publishing, 1984. 264-274. ISBN 0772515069
  • Elder, R. Bruce. Image and Identity: Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press, 1989. Chapter 14 § 3, 379-389. ISBN 0889209561.
  • Elder, R. Bruce. "Jack Chambers' Surrealism." The Films of Jack Chambers. Kathryn Elder, ed. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs. 87-115. ISBN 0968296947.
  • Lang, Avis. "The Hart of London: A Film by Jack Chambers." The Films of Jack Chambers. Kathryn Elder, ed. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs. 125-132. ISBN 978-0-9682969-4-3
  • Testa, Bart. "Chambers' Epic: The Hart of London, History's Protagonist." The Films of Jack Chambers. Kathryn Elder, ed. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs. 141-174. ISBN 978-0-9682969-4-3
  • Tscherkassky, Peter. "At the Heart of London: Jack Chambers' The Hart of London." The Films of Jack Chambers. Kathryn Elder, ed. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs. 175-180. ISBN 978-0-9682969-4-3

Further reading[edit]

  • Cheetham, Mark. Jack Chambers: Life & Work. Toronto: Art Canada Institute, 2013. E-Book.
  • Elder, Kathryn, ed. The Films of Jack Chambers Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs. ISBN 978-0-9682969-4-3

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