Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (film)
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|Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son|
|Directed by||Ken Jacobs|
Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son is a 1969 experimental film made by Ken Jacobs. The film is considered a landmark in avant-garde and structural filmmaking, and remains Jacobs' best-known work. It was admitted to the National Film Registry in 2007, and is part of Anthology Film Archives' "Essential Cinema" repertory.
In a meticulous experiment in rephotography, Jacobs deconstructs, manipulates, and recontextualizes a small fragment of found footage: a 1905 film showing a group of people chasing a thief through a barn, "shot and probably directed by G.W. ‘Billy’ Bitzer, rescued via a paper print filed for copyright purposes with the Library of Congress," according to Jacobs. Jacobs' refashioning of the footage is an essayistic meditation on the nature of cinematic representation; in the words of Chicago Reader critic Fred Camper, it is "a film about watching movies."
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- http: //www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/tom-tom-the-pipers-son/Film?oid=1049974
- Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son at AllMovie
- Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son on IMDb - 1969 film
- Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son on IMDb - 1905 film
- Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son at Rotten Tomatoes
- Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son at the TCM Movie Database
- Jacobs discussing the work in 1969 at St. John's University
- Optic Antics, the first major academic survey of Jacobs' work, including Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
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