First Images From The Set Of Calvin Lee Reeder's THE OREGONIAN

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First Images From The Set Of Calvin Lee Reeder's THE OREGONIAN
Trying to explain a Calvin Reeder film using plain language is a losing game.  His work is meant to be experienced, meant to unsettle and confuse and amuse and provoke primal reactions in his audience.  He's a sort of rural David Lynch, a back country absurdist smearing subconscious urges on the screen.  And for those reasons I'm not even going to attempt to explain what The Oregonian is beyond saying that it is Reeder's debut feature following the successful festival run of his shorts (Little Farm, The Rambler, Snake Mountain Colada) and that fans can expect more of the same. 

We've got the first images from the shooting of the film - some stills, some behind the scenes - in the gallery below and I'm including the trailer for The Rambler to give a taste of Reeder's unique world.
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agent666December 2, 2009 3:38 PM

"His work is meant to be experienced, meant to unsettle and confuse and amuse and provoke primal reactions in his audience"

is that a polite way of saying he can't tell a story and instead just has a load of pretty pictures piled up on eachother and some weird music?

Todd BrownDecember 2, 2009 5:17 PM

Nope. He tells a story, it's just a very odd one. And the pictures often aren't pretty. Reeder will likely always be a cult figure but he's a pretty potent one. I think the Lynch comparison is a pretty strong one ... Lynch's stories usually don't work when written down but they do a damn effective job at tapping into the subconscious. Reeder's settings are quite different - Lynch is much more urban - but the approach to things is quite similar.