If you need a copy of the first two Dumont films, I could send them to you.
I may take you up on that one day A though I'm surprised that they haven't had dvd releases here.
I saw the films several years ago and I'm sure I wrote some notes on them during the first incarnation of this site. I also have Twentynine Palms on dvd but haven't found the inclination to watch it again.
Re: Hope, Hope ll, similar yet stylistically so different, I love the way he experimented so much with his techniques to produce such a diverse range of finishes. Isn't it strange that so many paintings from this period, Klimt, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc were once condemned and considered controversial yet now adorn almost everything from chocolate boxes to handbags and casual clothing.
B.t.w. hasn't John Malkovich played another artist during his career?