The Films of Richard Myers


Location: Theatre Vanguard
9014 Melrose Avenue , Los Angeles, California 90069


'I regard film as a plastic and time art in which the visuals are the most important aspect. The medium of film deals, first of all, with pictures, forms, structures, images. The word IMAGE presumes a mental activity, perception-memory, the creative action of the imagination realized by the art instrument. Reality filtered by the selectivity of the individual interests and modified by prejudicial perception, an intellectualization process. This combined with similar, contrasting, both forgotten or subconscious and remembered, to become assimilated into the conceptual image which emerges through the camera and editor as a plastic image. Secondly, the medium deals with MOTION, consideration of rhythm, length, progression and the juxtaposition of various time elements. Film is a rhythmic visualization of emotions and ideas.'Richard Myers
[Source: Theatre Vanguard Program Notes, 1975]