A privilige to be here among fellow film lovers…
Born in 1960 in Puerto Rico. Studied film in NYC during the early 80s. Started as an assistant film editor in 1983, became an editor in 1985.
Have edited two feature films, various documentaries and hundreds of commmercials.
Funny thing is that when I was a kid (up to age four or so) I used to hate going to the movies. I thought that since we had a TV at home going to the movies was a waste of money. Then my sisters took me to see The Beauty And The Beast. Oh boy.
Then I was hooked by Throughly Modern Millie… In 1968 I asked to see 2001 as my birthday present.
In grade school I enjoyed the films shown on TV that all the other kids hated. Los Olvidados made quite an impression, so did DR Strangelove.
TV back in the late 60s and 70s was a virtual film school, every day there were great films being shown. Growing up in my country I could see films from Spain, Mexico,Italy,Argentina, Brazil, Japan… Amazing. You could watch a Kubrick AND a Hitchcock the same day. Or go home after school and watch La Notte and have your life changed forever (like it happened to me in 1978)…
Ted Turner changed all that. No more afternoon movies or late shows. He turned old movies into priceless commodities. Someday he will be rembered as a saint. Or a cultural thief.
Other cultural things I’m into-
Science Fiction. The more cerebral the better. PK Dick, JG Ballard, S. Lem. Cyberpunk. Early SF Verne and Wells.
Weird Literature- Borges, Kafka, Pynchon
Baroque- Bach Vivaldy etc
Early electronic music (1945-1975)
12 tone music (Berg. Schomberg. Webern.)
“Film is agitation of the mind”
“We are the children of Fritz Lang and Werner von Braun. We are the link between the 20’s and the 80’s. All change in society passes through a sympathetic collaboration with tape recorders, synthesizers, and telephones. Our reality is an electronic reality”