Some notes Hollis Frampton made for his massive unfinished film cycle, Magellan. From the Hollis Frampton Collection, housed at New York’s Anthology Film Archives. Used by permission of the Frampton estate.
“As much as I love the cacophonous effect of actors speaking simultaneously, I made a point of viewing Criterion's edition of this film with English subtitles on (despite being a native English speaker . . .”
“There are a number of spelling mistakes here that should be fixed.
All the accented letters in names have been replaced by question marks: Djibril Diop Mambe?ty, Ousmane Sembe?ne, Mahama Johnson . . .”