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Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden | OCCASIONAL PAPERS
Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden | OCCASIONAL PAPERS
Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden | OCCASIONAL PAPERS

Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden | OCCASIONAL PAPERS

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Born in Flames – the publication – is the complete authorised graphic translation of Lizzie Borden’s mythical 1983 film ‘Born in Flames’. Kaisa Lassinaro’s post-facto screenplay captures all the political energy and visual brilliance of Borden’s film, which describes a futuristic society (eerily similar to our own) where the achievements of a past revolution are threatened by reactionary sexist forces. The film suggests various modes of female resistance – from armed struggle to intellectual opposition – without endorsing one strategy over another. The published version of Born in Flames allows for a frame-by-frame analysis of the film’s complex plot and soundtrack, with songs by The Bloods and Red Crayola. Included is an interview with Borden conducted by Lassinaro, in which the filmmaker looks back on the making of the film in late 70s/early 80s New York.

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Edited and designed by Kaisa Lassinaro

published by Occasional Papers

48 pages

21 x 30 cm, soft cover, full colour

year: 2011

Founded in 2008, Occasional Papers is 
a non-profit publisher of affordable books devoted to the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature. Occasional Papers is Sara De Bondt, Antony Hudek (co-founders) and Piper Haywood (managing editor).