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Mark Rappaport: The TV Spinoff1978

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In MARK RAPPAPORT: THE TV SPINOFF (originally made for public television, though try to imagine such an experimental sensibility on PBS today), Mark Rappaport begins musing on "the movies" and then quickly turns to the subject of "my movies" in this raffish introduction to his work up to the late-1970s. Hiding behind beard, sunglasses and Panama hat, he offers fleeting insight into his means (credit cards) and methods ("a kind of mix-and-match theory of creating"). But mostly he presents clips from films doubtless few broadcast viewers had heard of, let alone seen, including his early features MOZART IN LOVE, LOCAL COLOR, THE SCENIC ROUTE and IMPOSTORS. Viewers must have wondered if these were as eccentric to watch entire as they seemed in excerpt. Of course they were (and are). - Dennis Harvey

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Funny. After viewing Tapestry, it seemed with Mark Rappaport: The TV Spinoff that I was watching Academy Award winning stuff. Definitely not a waste of time, and worth laughing through. Mark Rappaport has a fine sense of humor. The Imposters looked better written than some of the writings Harold Pinter has done. And his actors wear clothing, another plus.