... is there no book devoted to Dušan Makavejev? (At least not in English. There's one book that treats him with four other Eastern European filmmakers.) Not even a Senses of Cinema Great Director entry?
Here's Andrew Horton on the DM chapter in the aforementioned Eastern European director book:
"Daniel Goulding tackles that most carnivalesque of all world filmmakers, Dusan Makavejev, and traces this master of cinematic collage from his early experimental documentaries in Belgrade through his remarkable Yugoslav features culminating in WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971) and on to Makavejev's European and American projects down to Manifesto (1988). It is not clear whether Goulding meant to end his book on a cautionary note or not, but placing Makavejev last has that effect. Unlike Forman, Polanski and Szabo, Makavejev, despite capturing some critical attention with Sweet Movie (1974) and Montenegro (1981), has not been able to find a satisfying outlet for his considerable talent in American and European projects. Employing a plot summary approach to film studies, Goulding also relates Makavejev's works to a broader Yugoslav context."
Maybe I'll forget about it in a day or two, but this dearth of material might just be ... could it be? ... a calling ...
Speaking of dearth, I'm sorry about the lack of any content lately ... things should pick up next week some time.