CONTAINER 07: over theatraliteit

1989 00:55:53 col. and b&w

A discussion about theatricality, starting from three concepts: the dramatic, the theatrical and the spectacular. Does the dramatic model of the catastrophe dominate our media-determined culture? What is the influence of the medium of television on the definition of theatricality, on the construction of our perspective, on the perception of the world, on our distinction between fiction and reality? Is there a link between the erosion of the theatrical form and the increasingly dominant notion of intimacy and authenticity in our culture? A fragment from Pasolini’s ’Salo’ sums up the topics and angles under discussion. Part of the BRT (Belgian radio and television broadcast network) television series ’Container’. Panel discussion with Lieven De Cauter, Klaas Tindemans, Bart Verschaffel and Paul Vandenbroeck.

Original broadcast date: 28/06/1989

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
With Vandenbroeck, Paul
With Tindemans, Klaas
With De Cauter, Lieven
With Verschaffel, Bart
Excerpts used from his film 'Intolerance' (1916) Griffith, David W.
Excerpts used from his film 'Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma' (1975) Pasolini, Pier Paolo
Studio manager Daniels, Rik
Technical manager Electeur, Pierre
Sound Hofmans, Hubert
Sound Delvoy, Luc
Lighting Peeters, Pierre
Lighting Vandermeulen, Paul
Camera Vyncke, Peter
Camera Pollin, Noël
Camera control Cuvelier, Luc
Camera Limbourg, Etienne
Sound mixing Dhelft, Dirk
Graphics Jacques, Rik
Dls operator Coppens, Roland
Video De Couter, Willy
Production assistant; assistant to the director Vermeyen, Christel
Produced by BRT (Dienst Kunstzaken)