Corrigan, Having Recovered; A Cup of Tea - A Film; View from Reardon; & Visit
The material components of a narrative film practice form the basic elements of discourse in British independent filmmaker Tim Bruce's recent work. Rather than deconstructing the sound/image syntax of narrative cinema, Bruce is involved in a recasting of these relationships.
Corrigan, Having Recovered (1979, 26 mins, color)
Bruce assembles the topography of a Hitchcockian thriller in order to both invoke and illumine the sound/image parameters of narrative engagement. He says of the film: “I am interested in the tension that is created when the logic of the narrative confronts the seemingly disordered action and the work necessary to re-construct coherent space when seemingly disparate shots are edited together: perhaps a third narrative?” (1979, 26 mins, color)
A Cup of Tea - A Film (1979, 24 mins)
A Cup of Tea - A Film concerns the relationship of two people who share a domestic space. The pictures in the film are a series of still-life images with occasional interventions of movement. It is an oblique view, concentrating on the dialectical relationship between overt meaning (manifested by a voice over) and filmic form, on the one hand, and between represented sound and image on the other. (1979, 24 mins)
View from Reardon (1980, 15 mins) & Visit (1976, 12 mins)