The film website is: gambling-gods-and-lsd.ch

In Canada, DVDs can be ordered directly from grimfilm@ca.inter.net

I would like to thank Katherine Lupton and Gilda Boffa for their help in the preparation of this essay.

1. Martin Roberts, “Baraka: World Cinema and the Global Culture Industry,” Cinema Journal Vol. 37 no. 3 (Spring 1998), p. 67.

2. Gambling, Gods and Mettler Featurette on DVD

3. Peter Weber, “A Perspective on the Process and Film,” Gambling, Gods and LSD DVD Special Feature.

4. Catherine Russell, Experimental Ethnography: The Work of Film in the Age of Video (Durham: Duke University Press, 1999), p. 194.

5. Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of its Reproducibility (Third Version)"  trans. Harry Zohn and Edmund Jephcott Selected Writings Vol. 4 ed. Michael W. Jennings et al. (Cambridge Mass: Belknap/Harvard, 2003): 266.

6. Miriam Bratu Hansen, “Room-For-Play: Benjamin’s Gamble with Cinema,” Canadian Journal of Film Studies Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 2004), p. 10.

7. Hansen, p. 10.

8. Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project, trans. Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin (Cambridge Mass: Harvard UP, 1999), p. 489.

9. Hansen, p. 6.

10. Benjamin, “Some Motifs on Baudelaire,” Selected Writings  Vol. 4, p. 331.

11. Hansen, p. 8.

12. Roberts, p. 78.

13. Mettler describes how he chanced upon this scene in the Gambling, Gods and Mettler Featurette on DVD.

14. Christian Metz, The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema, trans. Celia Britton, Annwyl Williams, Ben Brewster and Alfred Guzzetti, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982), p.15.

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