Watch the full film on the
Welcome to Fandor. Watch thousands of award-winning films online. ×
Click here to take a look at our newly redesigned movie page.

To Re-edit the World2002

Sorry. This film is not currently available.

  • 3.4
Assembled from the contents of four boxes of film shot by San Francisco filmmaker Dion Vigne in the 1950s and '60s, spinning through a lost history, a disappearance of names and faces and works and words of the characters who comprised one of the great chapters in American Underground filmmaking. At the center of this San Francisco re-history is the unknown Beat filmmaker, Dion Vigne, a character whom we never see but rather feel through the influences of his more renowned contemporaries, Christopher Maclaine, Jordan Belson, the Whitney brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, Kenneth Anger and Anton LaVey.

Distributor

34059.small

Member Reviews (4)

117475.small
top reviewer

more sonic then visual_considering all he got to work with he didn't do anything but i liked it anyway

Picture?width=100&height=100
top reviewer

A fascinating stew of found footage and recorded tape that is both bitter and sweet, heady and hilarious. It shows a community of highly creative and subversive artists that eventually influenced the mainstream.

Picture?width=100&height=100
top reviewer

Not to be missed by anyone interested in San Francisco cultural history. This is a buffet of hors d'oeuvres from an interesting time -- post-Beat, pre-hippie San Francisco -- each offering a fragment of long-gone artistic life or a connection to an SF icon (Hitchcock's Vertigo, Anton LaVey, Kenneth Anger) or a taste of Vigne's experimental filmmaking. Not much of the city itself is shown, and the footage is often manipulated, but there are plenty of interesting glimpses of the times, and of that beautiful ocelot. Perhaps the film's finest feature is its excellent sound, especially welcome in Vigne's bootlegs of sessions by free-jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman and the early psychedelic band Orkustra.

Fascinating re-working of significant film footage of a bygone era.