Luther Price

Mr. Wonderful (1988) Super 8, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography

Childhood programming is a recurring Price theme. His 10-minute Mr. Wonderful (1988) matches a single, scratched close-up of an LP portrait of goofy Fred Rogers to selections from the record. The effect is less ironic than defamiliarizing. At one point, Mr. Rogers sings a song suggesting that childish clowning is a way of warding off fear-an insight that provides the context for Clown (1992),

Rental: $25.00
Super8 Rental: $25.00

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