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Pseuds Corner
A description of "A Film by William Raban" from the BFI is published in Private Eye magazine's Pseuds Corner, 1974

CITY COMMENT

THE GOVERNOR of the Bank of England's public speeches are as rare as flowers In the night but they come from deep experience, unending care and complete conviction.
KENNETH FLEET
DAILY TELEGRAPH

IN HIS famous speculation on The Next Development in Man, (1947) L.L. Whyte opened his book with the words: "Thought is born of failure." I myself recently published a short theological-philosophical work, arranged in numbered paragraphs like Michael Frayn's new book, which had for its first proposition the sentence "If we think hard enough in any single direction we always arrive at the unthinkable." Frayn begins like this: "The complexity of the universe is beyond expression in any possible notation." These are three very different books, and there is an interval of 26 years between the earliest and the latest of them; yet all of them set out with what seems to me to be the proper tone for contemporary musing and speculation.
P. TOYNBEE REVIEWING MICHAEL FRAYN
THE OBSERVER

The show consists of three men on a stage in formal, but tatty clothes who strike meaningless poses on the orders of a fourth seated in the audience: 'Can I see a little more foot definition please? Hold it, and again, slowly, SLOWLY'. It's very spare, elegant, with its own Dadaist logic which might be making comments about art, style, movies and the moment.
BRIEFING
THE OBSERVER

A Film by William Raban 30 mins

William Raban is one of a number of English film-makers concerned with the formal exploration of the properties of film itself: the so-called 'structuralist' cinema. This current project is specifically concerned with the relations between the three dimensional space of perception and the two dimensional space of the cinema screen.

A Film by Gill Eatherley 15 mins

An examination of the implications of different moments in the making of a film by juxtaposing on two screens in methodical and analytical fashion the different forms of information made available in the treatment of a limited subject; a study of how film images embody and convey meaning.
BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE ANNUAL REPORT 1974

Emmanuel Schegloff and Harvey Sacks aim to reveal the methods through which co-participants to telephone conversations co-ordinate the closing of such conversations. The first few pages of this piece contain a compressed survey of some of the previous findings of the two authors on members' devices for the accomplishment of order in two person conversational interactions, and therefore provide a convenient brief review of their work to the time of writing this article.
PETER HALFPENNY
THE SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW

CONTRIBUTORS: SA. Snead, Jo Vemey, Christina Burton, Richard Ashworth, Stan Cohen.

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Psueds Corner is a regular feature in Private Eye Magazine. Readers send in the most pretentious sounding material they can find in print.
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