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GEOFFREY JONES

 

British-born maker of industrial films and government films on 16mm and 35mm, his sense of editing combined with music is phenomenal and exhilirating. I was completely knocked out by his sense of camerawork and pacing. His films are a great rush!

He was inspired by the great abstract filmmakers Dziga Vertov, Len Lye, and the Italian documentary filmmaker Luciano Emmer(whose films I would love to see!).

His industrial shorts for British Transport Films "Rail", "Locomotion", and "Snow" combine a lightening rush of motion, action, rhythm, montage and music to create a kinetic exciting cinematic experience!    

He was a special, uniquely talented visual filmmaker and he will always be an artist I will be inspired by. I can't wait until his DVD is released on Region 1 for our players out here in North America.  

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_59.html

 

HIS OBITUARY:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1550290,00.html

HIS DVD:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geoffrey-Jones-Rhythm-Film/dp/rentals/B0009M9FGO
offrey-Jones-Rhythm-Film/dp/rentals/B0009M9FGO