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when it was shown on PBS back in the 1970s?
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Tempo lavorativo

(Work Time, 1964)

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Tempo libero

(Leisure Time, 1964)

Umberto Eco was sufficiently impressed by Chi lavora è perduto to commission Brass to make these two brief documentaries for the 1964 Milano Fair. Both utilized only archival footage, each shot only held on for only a few frames (a fraction of a second), and they were shown in twin pyramids whose interiors consisted entirely of mirrors. Upon entering, the audience were bombarded with images. Either that or they were shown side by side in a single mirror-lined pyramid. (The tail end of Tempo libero is excerpted in Brass’s Monamour.)

Anteprimaannozero, 30 May 2001
tamtam cinema: The Daily of Italian Cinema, 29 May 2001
Anteprimaannozero, 4 June 2001

Regia, soggetto, montaggio
(direction, original story, editing)
Tinto Brass
Collaborazione (assistant) Franco [“Kim”] Arcalli
Musica (music) dal Concerto eburneo di Igor Stravinsky
Produzione (producer) Triennale di Milano

HRIFF ran these two rare movies on the big screen in Los Ángeles, California, in December 2012 at the New Beverly. This little Tinto Brass retrospective was curated by Alexander Tuschinski under the sponsorship of Todd Leibensperger. (There is no basis to the popular rumor that an American celebrity had anything to do with this at all. He didn’t.)

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