Chuck Workman

The First 100 Years (1995) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 89 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Subtitled "a celebration of American movies" this compilation documentary was produced for HBO with the association of the American Film Institute as part of the worldwide salute to the 100th anniversary of motion pictures. The film uses extensive historical and new interviews, from D.W. Griffith and Lillian Gish to important actors and directors of today, and hundreds of clips from well-known films to effectively tell the story of the American film. An entertaining primer on commercial American movie history and an exercise in stimulating and dynamic filmmaking. All producer's rental proceeds go to the American Film Institute.

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Chuck Workman

Everything is Beautiful (2006) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Produced for the Nexus Institute Symposium of Western Culture in Amsterdam. A montaged study of the impact of images of international kitsch- cultural, religious, and political- concluding in similar images eventually more valuable and enduring.

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Chuck Workman

A Kiss at Kerouac's Grave (2002) DVD NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative

A short story of a young runaway who makes a reverent visit to the Jack Kerouac Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts and gets more exposure to the counterculture than she expected. Part of series of shorts by Chuck Workman called "The Glory and the Dream."

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Chuck Workman

That Good Night (1994) DVD NTSC, Color, min

Genre: Narrative

The last minutes in the life of a jogger who accidentally trips, falls on a rock in a stream, and spends his final moments alone and paralyzed looking at the sharp natural details around him and the softer fleeting images of his life. Based on the short story, "El Muerto" by Horacio Quiroga. With Robert Foxworth. Part of a series of shorts by Chuck Workman called "The Glory and the Dream."

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Chuck Workman

Three Motion Picture Montages: Precious Images (1986), Words (1987), Pieces of Silver (1987) (1986-1987) DVD NTSC, Color & Black and White, 26 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

A selection of three of Chuck Workman's most well-known movie montages. Precious Images montages 450 American films in a tribute to directors and the iconic images they helped create. It has played continuously in museums, schools, theaters, film festivals and media arts centers and is considered the most widely shown theatrical short in history. Words was made as a tribute to the Hollywood writer and montages the memorable (and forgotten) lines of numerous Hollywood films and television shows. Pieces of Silver was made for Eastman Kodak on the anniversary of the invention of motion picture film. It montages images from foreign and American narrative films, newsreels, documentaries, experimental films, commercials, animation, and television since 1889. The film played at commercial theaters, screened at Anthology Film Archives and other important non- profit theaters, and at several festivals. From critic Scott MacDonald: "In the best of his compilation pieces, Workman reveals his mastery of editing. His strategy is not just to provide a succession of moments of nostalgia, but to create distinctive films, providing energy, humor, and insight." All producer's rental proceeds go to the Directors Guild and Writers Guild Foundations.

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Chuck Workman

A House on a Hill (2003) DVD NTSC, Color, 87 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

The story of a retired architect who returns to the struggles and triumphs of his art. Starring Philip Baker Hall, Laura San Giacomo, Shirley Knight and Henry Rollins. Called "the most sagacious cinematic dancing ever done about architecture" by the Washington Post. From the review by Matt Zoller Seitz: "the most artistically adventurous drama in theaters right now, thanks mainly to writer-director Workman's unusual attempts to slice up cinematic space like an architectural draftsman mentally rebuilding a structure that is already finished. Workman deploys a dizzying array of devices that somehow comment on the drama without disrupting it, from split-screen effects to irises to extreme horizontal and vertical mattes....It never fails to dazzle, often through inventive visuals that would be the centerpiece of other movies but are throwaways here. Few contemporary directors have such a keen sense of rhythm, or such an apparently instinctive ability to judge a shot both for dramatic context and inherent visual power. He's one of the most influential film editors of the past 50 years."

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Chuck Workman

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography

Among the many films about Andy Warhol and his world, this is the most enduring, still being screened on television and at museums and arts centers around the world. Called "a fascinating portrait" and "witty and enterprising" by the New York Times, "fascinating and always absorbing" by Roger Ebert.

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Chuck Workman

The Source (1999) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

A documentary on the Beats and the major characters of that movement. Nominated for Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Festival. From Janet Maslin's New York Times review: "a stirring, kaleidoscopic documentary about the Beat generation and its legacy, spans from the exultant 1940s photo of the young friends of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs to the Jeopardy show on which contestants could win money by asking Who were the Beats? "It's eternity all the time, so there's no point being nostalgic for eternity,' Ginsberg is heard saying. But that wisdom runs counter to the moving experience of watching this film unfold."

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