Gregory J. Markopoulos

Gregory J. Markopoulos

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1928-03-12 · Deathday: 1992-11-12 (64 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Toledo, Ohio

41 Movies

Also Known As: Gregory Markopoulos

Biography

Gregory J. Markopoulos (March 12, 1928 – November 12, 1992) was an American experimental filmmaker.

Movies & TV shows

2003.

2 Movies
Early Monthly Segments

Early Monthly Segments

2003
Scenes of the life of Robert Beavers and Gregory Markopoulos
The Hedge Theater

The Hedge Theater

2003
Beavers shot The Hedge Theatre in Rome in the 1980s. It is an intimate film inspired by the Baroque architecture and stone carvings of Francesco Borromini and St. Martin and the Beggar, a painting by ...

1999.

1 Movie
The Painting

The Painting

1999
The Painting intercuts shots of traffic navigating the old-world remnants of downtown Bern, Switzerland, with details from a 15th-century altarpiece, “The Martyrdom of St. Hippolytus”.

1997.

2 Movies
Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation

1997
160 film people have been filmed over four decades.
Eniaios

Eniaios

1997
An 80-hour film being printed and shown in cycles every four years at a remote location in Greece.

1975.

1 Movie
Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George

1975
A portrait of the British artists, two living sculptures, filmed in Paris on the occasion of their exhibition at the Sonnabend Gallery.

1973.

1 Movie
Hagiographia II

Hagiographia II

1973
The entire film was rephotographed and edited into Eniaios Cycle V. Filmed in Mistra, Greece.

1971.

2 Movies
From the Notebook of...

From the Notebook of...

1971
"From the Notebook of..." was shot in Florence and takes as its point of departure Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks and Paul Valéry's essay on da Vinci's process. These two elements suggest an implicit c...
Cimabue! Cimabue!

Cimabue! Cimabue!

1971
Edited but unprinted. With Annigoni, Umberto Baldini, Bertolini, Carlo Bettochi, Silvio Loffredo. Filmed in Florence. Orginal reversal film in Temenos Archive, Zurich.

1970.

3 Movies
Moment

Moment

1970
Filmed in London. Preserved in Oesterreichishces Filmmuseum, Vienna.
Hagiographia

Hagiographia

1970
Filmed in Mistra, Greece. Preserved in Anthology Film Archives, New York.
Genius

Genius

1970
Based upon the theme of Faust. Filmed in Paris and London.

1969.

6 Movies
Heads

Heads

1969
Includes 'portraits' of Marianne Faithfull, Thelonious Monk and 28 others, some known, some less so.
Diaries, Notes, and Sketches

Diaries, Notes, and Sketches

1
1969
The New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s was depicted in an epic portrait.
Hulda Zumsteg

Hulda Zumsteg

1969
There is a woman sitting in a chair.
The Olympian

The Olympian

1969
Portrait of novelist Alberto Moravia filmed in Rome.
Political Portraits

Political Portraits

1969
Dedicated to Dieter Meier. voice-over by Gregory Markopoulos, reading an excerpt in English translation of Paul Valéry’s L’Homme et la nuit (Man and the Night).
Sorrows

Sorrows

1969
Set to music by Beethoven, this lyrical portrait moves from a chilled and misty exterior to the crystalline interior of the Swiss chateau that King Ludwig II built for Wagner.

1968.

2 Movies
The Mysteries

The Mysteries

1968
There is no greater mystery than the protagonists in my film. The aftermath of war and love is inevitable and a normal human condition, like the ancients, for which one can only have pity and understa...
Gammelion

Gammelion

1968
Gammelion 1968, filmed at Il Castello Roccasinibalda in Rieti, Italy, is a major work in Markopoulos’s oeuvre, marking the transition into his late period and anticipating his epic final film, Eniaios...

1967.

8 Movies
Spiracle

Spiracle

1967
There are portrait studies of Mrs. Gail Beavers is the sister of the filmmaker. Markopoulos.
Winged Dialogue

Winged Dialogue

1967
Winged Dialogue details with growing clarity the desperate beauty and sexuality of the body animated by it’s soul, essence blindly reaching out, touching, in brilliant patterns through and beyond thos...
The Dead Ones

The Dead Ones

1967
Markopoulos’ first attempt at making a 35mm feature film, clearly inspired by the cinema of Jean Cocteau, was left unfinished and the materials were lost for many years.
Through a Lens Brightly: Mark Turbyfill

Through a Lens Brightly: Mark Turbyfill

1967
The life of painter, dancer and poet Mark Turbyfill, seen in his 70th year, is evoked through Markopoulos’ unique form of cinematic portraiture.
The Illiac Passion

The Illiac Passion

1967
Prometheus, on an Odyssean journey, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in search of the characters of his imagination. After meeting the Muse, he proceeds to the "forest." There, under an apple tree, he comm...
Himself as Herself

Himself as Herself

1967
The young hero seems the essence of maleness, yet he's troubled by vaguely feminine objects. Soon his masculine and feminine selves are intercut, as each of his identities appears to look and gesture ...
Eros, O Basileus

Eros, O Basileus

1967
Structured in nine tableaux each a study of a simple action or situation involving a lone, naked figure, the blind Eros, searching for fulfilment, for self. The objects he touches - books, paintings -...
Bliss

Bliss

1967
The first film made by Markopoulos after moving to Europe, Bliss was shot over the course of two days using only available light to create a lyrical study of the interior of the Church of St. John on ...

1966.

2 Movies
Galaxie

Galaxie

1966
In March and April of 1966, Markopoulos created this filmic portrait of writers and artists from his New York circle, including Parker Tyler, W. H. Auden, Jasper Johns, Susan Sontag, Storm De Hirsch, ...
Ming Green

Ming Green

1966
This portrait of the filmmaker's apartment, painted in the color of the title, was made a few months before his departure from New York. It is dedicated to the filmmaker Stan Brakhage and was shot wi...

1965.

1 Movie
Award Presentation to Andy Warhol

Award Presentation to Andy Warhol

1965
In 1964 Film Culture magazine chose Andy Warhol for its annual Independent Film award. The plan was to show some of Andy's films and have Andy come on stage and hand him the award. Andy said, no, he d...

1964.

1 Movie
Dionysus

Dionysus

1964
In 1963 Boultenhouse wrote, produced, and directed Dionysius,which he described as a “free treatment of Euripides' The Bacchae.”It starred the dancers Louis Falco, Anna Duncan, and Nicolas Magallanes ...

1963.

1 Movie
Twice a Man

Twice a Man

1963
In the myth of Hippolytus, a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.

1961.

1 Movie
Serenity

Serenity

1961
The first version was edited in two versions. 70 minutes version I and 90 minutes version II. Additional titles, music and voice-over were added later than 1961, which is why the only known existing v...

1950.

1 Movie
Swain

Swain

1950
Swain is inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Fanshawe, features a dreamlike narrative of a young man’s ritualized rejection of heterosexuality, as a mysterious woman in white gossamer pursues him throug...

1949.

3 Movies
Christmas U.S.A

Christmas U.S.A

1949
Things spin: amusement park rides, a phonograph record. A man wakes, shaves, and takes a phone call. Another man, in a kimono, walks in the woods, stops, and opens a small decorative box on the forest...
Lysis

Lysis

1949
Markopoulos called Lysis “a study in stream-of-consciousness poetry of a lost, wandering, homosexual soul” and felt that the film foreshadowed The Illiac Passion.
Charmides

Charmides

1949
Based on Plato's dialogue Charmides.

1948.

1 Movie
Psyche

Psyche

1948
Psyche 1947, made while a student at USC, shows Markopoulos’ developing style and his sensuous use of colour and composition. Shot in the Hollywood hills, the film was inspired by an unfinished novell...

1947.

1 Movie
Fragment of Seeking

Fragment of Seeking

1947
A young man desperately seeks out the fleeting image of a female companion, and though he never quite catches her, he discovers much more through the surreal explorations of his own sexuality.

1940.

1 Movie
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

1940
The story was written by Charles Dickens. Filmed in Toledo, Ohio. The Oesterreichisches Filmmsuem is located in Vienna.
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