Artists Talk Film: Susan Norrie
What films/movies do you feel have influenced your
The films of Antonio Michelangelo ( l’avventura ); Alain
Resnais ( Hiroshima mon amour and Night and Fog and Last
Year of Marienbad ) Akira Kurosawa ( High and Low ); Jean
Rouch and cinema verite ; Chris Marker ( la jetee )
Andrei Tarkovsky ( solaris and stalker )
What is your first memory of encountering an artist’s
In the 70’s and Sergei Eisenstein and soviet montage
theory – an approach to understanding and creating cinema
Was there an artist’s film that made you look differently
at the medium?
James Coleman, I N I T I A L S 1994
Your work evinces an interest in the future of the planet
and the environment. Are you influenced by, or drawn to,
documentary films that share this concern?
Yes, I am drawn to the genre of documentary filmmaking. I
am also interested in new wave or the nouvelle vague film
movement of the 60’s and the history of atomic bomb
What is your absolute most favourite movie of all time?
Frederico Fellini’s film 8 1/2
A world without film would be…
Without passion and desire.