Marilyn Times Five (1973) is an experimental film by Bruce Conner, that is an exploration of how a film’s form can influence the way an audience perceives the film’s content.
Conner took some footage that is a little over a minute, from a film that purportedly contains Marilyn Monroe dressed only in panties. Conner’s intent, he has said, "was to take some parts of the found footage and rearrange them to see if the quintessential “Marilyn” could emerge". The film is “experimental” in both the scientific and artistic sense, the film being very avant-garde. The film is composed of loops of footage containing a supposedly naked Marilyn Monroe, black leader, and a continuous loop of the song “I’m Through With Love” from Some Like It Hot (1959), a film starring Monroe. —Wikipedia
Bruce Conner was born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1933 and studied art at Wichita University, the University of Nebraska, the Brooklyn Art School, and the University of Colorado. Moving to San Francisco in 1957, Conner became involved with the Beatniks. He continues to live and work in San Francisco.
Conner first made a name for himself in the 1950s with assemblages/sculptures of found objects. In the late 1950s, he began making short movies that proved highly influential and established him as one of the seminal figures in the history of independent, avant-garde filmmaking. Conner’s first film, A Movie (1958), a visual collage created from bits of B-movies, newsreels, and other footage, has been listed on the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Connor was also responsible for Crossroads (1976), produced with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, which turned the destructive and sinister atom-bomb test in Bikini Atoll into elegiac visual… read more
I think I don't really get it. 14 min or so, seeing someone naked...I found it boring. Is that what Wikipedia meant by "film’s form can influence the way an audience perceives the film’s content"? If that's the case, well done. If it's not, well, then I didn't understand.