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Subversive Cinema: R.I.P. Bruce Conner, 1933-2008 by

“Bruce Conner, a San Francisco artist renowned for working fluently across media, died at his home of natural causes on Monday. He was 74…

Mr. Conner first got noticed for the short films he assembled from scavenged documentary and B-movie footage. Several of his films, including “A Movie” (1958), a sort of paean to human failure, and “Crossroads” (1977), are regarded as classics of independent filmmaking, even though Mr. Conner shot no original footage for them…

Mr. Conner announced his own death erroneously on two occasions, once sending an obituary to a national art magazine, and later writing a self-description for the biographical encyclopedia Who Was Who in America.”

Breakaway, 1966


See this post from January about Conner’s music video for Devo’s Mongoloid


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