• Greek Title Στον Πάρσιφαλ
  • Original Title To Parsifal
  • Year: 1963
  • Genre: Experimental
  • Country: USA
  • Duration: 16 min
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Bruce Baillie
  • Cinematography: Bruce Baillie
  • Editing: Bruce Baillie
  • Music / Score: Richard Wagner
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Canyon Cinema

According to Bruce Baillie: “This was probably the first film in which I realized I was starting to master the medium. There are still a few blunders that bother me, particularly some cuts of the frames in the trees. But for the most of it, it’s a rather interesting tribute to Wagner, the legend of the Holy Grail, and the hero Parsifal. I was on a fishing boat, mulling over ideas for a new film; spring was in the air, I could feel an oncoming tribute to springtime grace, and then I heard this music coming from the boat’s sound system."

Bruce Baillie

Bruce Baillie (Aberdeen, SD, USA, 1931) served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and studied filmmaking at the London School of Film Technique. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s, becoming soon a guiding light of the New American Cinema. He founded Canyon Cinema in 1961, bringing to light underground authors of the time, and transforming it into a distribution company in 1967. He also founded, along with fellow filmmaker Chick Strand, The San Francisco Cinematheque. His film Castro Street (1966) was selected in 1992 for preservation in the United States' National Film Registry.

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