This is issue 1 of a film zine written in America that found its way to Duderocket a little while ago. I meant to review this a lot earlier but I misplaced my copy of the zine for a while, so my apologies go out to the zinester behind it.
I like the idea of film zines a lot... the internet is awash with film-related blogs and it can be a bit overwhelming to wade through sometimes, so in a way it's nice to know that there are some freedom fighters out there still fighting the good fight for print-zines that aren't focused on music or the ego of some indie nobody.
My love of zines actually started with sci-fi zines... unbeknownst to most punksters there was actually a HUGE arena of sci-fi and fantasy-related zines in the '80s and '90s, anarchic fan-zines made by uber-fans to share their fandom in the days before the internet. Anyway, I digress a bit, but Super Structure reminded me of this lost world of zines and it made me feel energised and nostalgic about film appreciation.
The films covered are mostly well-known cult classics (Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Apocalypse Now, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc) but the author (gorewhorecircus?) writes about them in an interesting way. They look at the philosophy that underpins some of these films and do it in such a way as to not go overboard on the reader with too much information.
It's also wonderfully cut 'n' paste in style, subversive (as all good zines should be), and (most importantly) speaks from the author's heart. You should check it out!
Talk to the author or send them a $1 for a copy by writing to this address:
P.O. Box 10298
Columbia, MO 65201
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