Biographical Detritus

Car-uhl Oil grapples with the interior of a translucent clock face inside the Buffalo Train Terminal.

Grappling with the interior of a translucent clock face inside the Buffalo Train Terminal.

ALTERNATE SPELLINGS (to guide errant searches)

Alternate, yet incorrect, spellings which have been used in various programs, film credits and web pages.

  • Carl Weidemann (favored by Movieside)
  • Carl Weideman, Carl Weidermann, and Carl Wiedermann (selected by various film festivals)
  • Carl Weiderman (favored by Chicago Underground film fest).
  • Also possible: Carl Wiederman, Carl Wiedeman

Some films which I've viewed on multiple occasions

Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
La Belle et La Bete (1945)
Scarlet Street (1946)
Rope (1948)
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
La Jetee (1962)
The Thing (1982)
Videodrome (1983)
Angel Heart (1987)
Spoorloos (1988)
Crumb (1994)
Seul Contre Tous (1998)

Psychological Profile

Iím an aficionado of the musical stylings the post-punk era (Throbbing Gristle, PIL, Devo, Crass, Einsturzende Neubauten). I tend toward brooding fiction (James Ellroy, Dostoyevsky) and incisive (brutal?) examinations of human dilemmas in non-fiction (Thomas Szasz, Susan Griffin, Camille Paglia, Steven Pinker). Within the Enneagram paradigm of personality types Iím an egregiously unbalanced Type 5 with a 4 Wing - defaulting to analyzing the terrors of an overwhelming world from a safe distance and prefering to find aesthetic solutions rather than practical ones. This puts me in the dour company of Stanley Kubrick, Trent Reznor, David Lynch, Emily Dickenson and the fictional, yet archetypal, Edward Scissorhands.

Monochrome brooding.


 
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Procession
autistic oblivion: Carl Wiedemann in 1972, Klem Road School, Webster, New York.

Webster, New York, 1972 (front row, 5th from left). (Rollover image)
Excavate: blondes have more fun.

Penfield, New York: 1987
Goggle-eyed, dog boy. Carl Wiedemann in Gary, Indiana.

Gary, Indiana: September 2004.