Lorenza Mazzetti on Paolozzi
Lorenza Mazzetti on Paolozzi is a film made by Gilly Booth and Chris Horrocks to accompany a screening of the Italian director’s 1956 fiction film Together at the major retrospective Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture, at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, October 2013. In Together the artists Eduardo Paolozzi and Michael Andrews play deaf mutes working in the docks of London’s East End. The film is a notable example of the Free Cinema Movement.
In the clip Lorenza talks at length about the production of the film, her working relationship with director Lindsay Anderson and the involvement of Paolozzi in particular. Lorenza recounts her first encounter with Paolozzi (she cast him on sight at a Francis Bacon exhibition), his acting method (he thought he was Marlon Brando) and the challenges of filming in the war-ravaged scenography of London. Lorenza Mazzetti on Paolozzi, was shot at UCL’s Slade School of Fine Art (Lorenza was a student there) when the director visited to participate in a screening, organised by Brighid Lowe (Lecturer, UCL, Slade School of Fine Art) and Margot Bannerman (Lecturer, University of the Arts), of her films K and Together.
Director and Editor Gilly Booth
Interviewer Chris Horrocks
Sound Recordist Calum Sample
Graphic Designer Paul Plowman
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