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Iz Federicova manifesta:
"Film school is poison.
Look for street superstars to be your cast.
Your film must be made on no budget, just sporadic money.
The director must raise "get-by" money by finding a job that challenges their ethics.
The director must have a main character role in the film.
Short films are NOT acceptable, it MUST be a feature.
The cast must NOT know what your film is about.
Filming must be done without any preparation or a traditional script.
Your film must be 95% improvised.
Special lighting is not acceptable.
No HD Cameras
No Green Screen
The director must edit the film alone.
Mistakes are beautiful.
Continuity is wrong.
Bewildering, vague, self-indulgent, plot-less, risky, egotistical, limpid, raw, ugly, and imperfect are perfect.
Technical film experience is inessential.
Answer to one person only—yourself."
The attempt to create an unrestrained freedom of expression in BLACK BISCUIT is (slightly) admirable. However, compared to the best experimental films, Fabrizio Federico’s thematically scattergun approach and reliance on a misguided manifesto prove the undoing of this intriguing but, at times, unforgivably tedious film.
The film, as per the instructions of Federico’s Pink8 manifesto, doesn’t really follow a narrative. It does however, have something of a meta-structure with Chet (Federico) deciding to create a feature film on basically no money using his mobile phone – the same manner in which Federico created BLACK BISCUIT. What follows is a collection of loosely connected vignettes filmed largely on mobile phones as Chet seemingly begins to lose sight of this goal. Some grotesque, some hynoptic, but a huge number are simply uninteresting and moronically dull.
Over the course of the film we see a number of random sections, but seeing Federico do push-ups butt naked at the outset – the mobile-phone framing his floor-brushing knob in the centre – rather sets the tone (and, for me at least, brought to mind Tenacious D’s cock push-ups concept). It most certainly won’t be the last time we see his penis, by the way.
There are a couple of segments, particularly one contrasting the beauty of a dance and ballet dancer with the experimental and grungy lo-fi feel of the filming, that stand out.
There are a number of conditions in the Pink8 manifesto (which reads like a rehashing of Dogme 95 by Nathan Barley), but it is the part that states “Short films are NOT acceptable, it MUST be a feature” that really proves BLACK BISCUIT’s undoing. There are a couple of segments, particularly one contrasting the beauty of a dance and ballet dancer with the experimental and grungy lo-fi feel of the filming, that stand out. It would perhaps work extremely effectively as a short. Quite why Federico chooses to shun this format is unclear, beyond declaring that short films are “lost in history”. The bagginess and general myopia of BLACK BISCUIT, Federico’s feature debut, make it feel like a director trying to run before he can walk. Certain parts do, however, provide some surprising insight. When a male prostitute describes how he gets return customers it is at once depressing and amusing.
Self-indulgence [...] doesn’t necessarily mean throwing everything you want to at the wall for over 2 hours and seeing what sticks.
These moments, however, are few and far between. Quite often the film is nothing but Federico and his ‘street superstars’ twatting about. Pink8 also says “Bewildering, vague, self-indulgent, plot-less, risky, egotistical, limpid, raw, ugly, and imperfect are perfect.” Putting aside the fact that, depending on your exact definitions, something can’t be limpid and bewildering, BLACK BISCUIT misunderstands what it is about self-indulgence that makes for good film. Some of the finest filmmakers – experimental or otherwise – have been ‘self-indulgent’. Self-indulgence means creating a vision which is uncompromising, which conveys the message it wants to without concern for what reaction it may engender. It doesn’t necessarily mean throwing everything you want to at the wall for over 2 hours and seeing what sticks.
BLACK BISCUIT, in its desperate attempts to prove its avant garde credentials, ends up a thematically shapeless mess. Even experimental film, despite being hit and miss, benefits from a coherent idea behind it – even if the film’s narrative or structure itself is vague and bewildering. As much as the Pink8 manifesto might try to justify this as its flagship feature adhering to it, this unnecessarily long film single-handedly proves why it might need a second draft.
Fabrizio Federico - Official Site
Godfathers of Pink8 :
Dennis Hopper (The Last Movie), Paul Morrissey (Trash), Jonas Mekas (As I was Moving Ahead…), Lukas Moodysson (A Hole in my Heart), Vincent Moon (Music Videos), Donald Cammell (Performance), MichaelSnow (Wavelength), Harmony Korine (Julien Donkey Boy), Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation), Julio Bressane (Killed The Family & Went to the Movies), Vincent Gallo (The Brown Bunny), Larry Calrk (Bully), Jack Smith (Normal Love), Jaen Luc Godard (One Plus One) , Robert Frank (Cocksucker Blues), Lars Van Trier (The Idiots), Shirley Clarke (Portrait of Jason), Julien Temple (The Great Rock & Roll Swindle), Kenneth Anger (Lucifer Rising) , Andrew Haight (Greek Pete), Abbas Kiarostami (Ten), Glauber Rocha (Black God White Devil), Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo), Gus Van Sant (Mala Noche), Don Levy (Herostraus), Chris Marker (Sans Soleil) Jim Abrahams (Hot Shots pt Deux).Fabrizio Federico's top 100 Films
2 - Drive He Said
3 - Lilith
4 - Wild Side (dir: Donald Cammell)
5 - Ciao Manhattan
6 - The Great Rock & Roll Swindle
7 - Tarnation
8 - Julien Donkey Boy
9 - A Hole in my Heart - The Wrong Ferrari
10 - The Brown Bunny / The Pope of Greenwich Village
11 - Made (dir: Jon Favreau) / Buffalo 66
12 - Clockwork Orange
13 - Bully / Kids
14 - El Topo - The Devils
15 - The Idiots
16 - Easy Rider
17 - Shampoo - O Lucky Man
18 - Herostraus
19 - Let's Get Lost
20 - Out of the Blue
21 - Talented Mr Ripley
22 - Christine F
23 - Breathless - Carnal Knowledge
24 - La Dolce Vita - Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
25 - Mala Noche
26 - Major League
27 - Animal House
28 - The 3 Amigos
29 - Cape Fear (original)
30 - Goodfellas - Mean Streets - Accatone
31 - Attenberg
32 - Caddyshack - Head
33 - Fat City
34 - Heat (Directed by Paul Morrisey)
35 - The Rain People
36 - Dig!
37 - Blue Velvet - Pull My Daisy
38 - Sans Soleil
39 - The Firm - Panic in Needle Park
40 - HWY
41 - King of New York
42 - One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
43 - Mickey One
44 - Dogtooth
45 - My Own Private Idaho
46 - Slap Shots
47 - Final Cut
48 - Rudo Y Cursi
49 - Wanda
50 - Stranger than Paradise - Last Tango in Paris
51 - Chungking Express
52 - The Last Seduction - The King of Marvin Gardens
53 - Candy Mountain
54 - Man Bites Dog - Gimme Shelter
55 - Zapruder Film
56 - McCabe & Mrs Miller
57 - Stroszek
58 - Last Chants For a Slow Dance
59 - Basquiat
60 - If....
61 - Punch & Judy Man
62 - Sweet Sweet Backs Bad Ass Song
63 - The Last Detail
64 - The Doors
65 - Deep End - Killer of Sheep
66 - Trash - Flesh
67 - Targets
68 - Shadows
69 - Ishtar
70 - Persona
71 - Night of the Hunter
72 - 24 Hour Party People
73 - 81/2
74 - Ron Burgandy
75 - Swingers
76 - Greek Pete
77 - Paisa - Top Secret!
78 - Bananas
79 -Pandoras Box
80 - Kiss Me Deadly
81 - Los Olvidados
82 - Martin
83 - Candy - Vampyr
84 - My Best Friends Birthday
85 - The Mother & The Whore
86 - Drugstore Cowboy
87 - Trainspotting
88 - Pizza, Beer & Cigarettes
89 - Milestones (dir: Robert Kramer & John Douglas)
90 - Paradise (dir: Michael Almereyda) - Greed
91 - Crimson Gold - Le Samourai
92 - Giant
93 - Two Lane Blacktop
94 - Performance
95 - Paper Moon
96 - Welcome to the Doll House
97 - Ed Wood / The Whole Shootin Match (dir: Eagle Pennell)
98 - Superstar - The Karen Carpenter Story
99 - Boogie Nights
100 - Dirty Dancing - Saturday Night Fever
Fabrizio Federico's Top 100 Albums
1- Piper At the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd
2- Chet Baker Sings - Chet Baker
3 - Highly Evolved - The Vines
4 - Marble Index - Nico
5 - Strange Days - The Doors
6 - Whats The Story Morning Glory - Oasis
7 - Down in Albion - Babyshambles
8 - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
9 - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain - Wu Lyf
10 - Hi, How Are You - Daniel Johnston
11 - Charlie Parker with Strings / Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
12 - Return to the 36 Chambers - Old Dirty Bastard
13 - Oar - Skip Spence
14 - White Light White Heat - Velvet Unerground
15 - Waterpistol - Shack
16 - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
17 - Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
18 - Thank God for Mental Illness - Brian Jonestown Massacre
19 - Tommy - A Quick One - My Generation - Sell Out - - The Who
20 - Nevermind the Bollocks - Sex Pistols
21 - The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
22 - Future - The Seeds
23 - Smile - The Beach Boys
24 - Bummed - Happy Mondays
25 - Legalize it - Peter Tosh
26 - Smile from the Streets you Hold - John Frusciante
27 - Spiderland - Slint
28 - Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz
29 - Sex Machine - James Brown
30 -The Doors - The Doors
31 - On the Beach - Neil Young
32 - The Carter 3 - Lil Wayne
33 - First Band on the Moon - The Cardigans
34 - Da Capo - Love
35 - Nevermind - Nirvana
36 - Back to Mono - Phil Spector
37 - Lie - Charles Manson
38 - Eazy Duz It - Eazy E
39 - GI - The Germs
40 - Primary Colors - The Horrors
41 - The La's
42 - D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of - Throbbing Gristle
43 - De La Soul is Dead - De La Soul
44 - Their Satanic Majesties Request - Rolling Stones
45 - Jewellery - Micachu & The Shapes
46 - Forever Breathes the Lonely Word - Felt
47 - Faith - George Michael
48 - A Brief History of Love - Big Pink
49 - The United States of America
50 - Wavvves- Wavves
51 - Free
52 - Dont the Kids Just Love it - Television Personalities
53 - Soup - Blind Melon
54 - Miami - The Gun Club
55 - A Thousand Leaves - Sonic Youth
56 - Roy Orbison
57 - Neon God - Tricky
58 - Broken English - Marianne Faithful
59 - Tommy Johnson Blues
60 - Death of a Ladies Man - Leonard Cohen
61 - The Fool - Warpaint
62 - Iant Anything - My Bloody Valentine
63 - Parable of Arable Land - Red Crayola
64 - Bubble & Scrape - Sebadoh
65 - Super Ape - Lee Scratch Perry
66 - Younger Than Yesterday - The Byrds
67 - Too Much Too Soon - New York Dolls
68 - Fun House - The Stooges
69 - Tanx - T Rex
70 - Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
71 - Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
72 - Theres A Riot Going On - Sly & The Family Stone
73 - Madcap Laughs - Syd Barrett
74 - Third / Sister Lovers - Big Star
75 - Berlin - Lou Reed / Sheer Hear Attack - Queen
76 - The Modern Lovers
77 - Bad - Michael Jackson
78 - Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
79 - Glasvegas
80 - When - Vincent Gallo
81 - Maya - M.I.A
82 - Live Through This - Hole
83 - Tonights The Night - Neil Young
84 - Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
85 - Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
86 - On the Beach - Neil Young
87 - Locus Abortion Clinic - Butthole Surfers
88 - Starsailor - Tim Buckley
89 - Meat is Murder - The Smiths
90 - Bo Diddley (first album)
91 - Gilded Palace of Sin - Flying Burrito Brothers
92 - Bossanova - Pixies
93 - LAMF - The Heartbreakers
94 - Best of - Django Reinhardt / Blank Generation - Richard Hell
95 - Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday/ Sleep Warm - Dean Martin
96 - Closer - Joy Division / Either, Or - Elliot Smith
97 - Ready To Die - Biggie Smalls / Nilsson Schmilsson - Harry Nilsson
98 - Sign O the Times - Prince
99 -More Specials - The Specials
100 - Here My Dear - Marvin Gaye / Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg