Le noir et blanc, le grain de la pellicule 16 mm, les grandes variations de luminosité et divers défauts de l'image rajoutent de l'étrangeté à un paysage déjà particulier. L'ambiance varie de façon discontinue, selon la musique et les bruitages. Le résultat s'avère globalement assez plaisant, même si cet exercice de transformation d'images de tournage a ses limites.
Cinematographically, visually - I wanted to stop every frame of it and enjoy the light, shadows. "Plot" or meaning or concept wise - I guess, it can be found, brought to a table, invented... But I'd rather just enjoy it visually like I do when watching a sunset.
Extraordinarily bad. Sloppy. Ineffective. Boring. And that's without holding it up to Pere Portabella's (brilliant) Vampir, against which it looks like an actual mistake, something no one would ever screen on purpose. Lazy and lacking creativity. Analogous to putting instagram filters on snapshots and calling them art.
coincidentally I just fell into a youtube clickhole and watched some B-roll from the upcoming "the shallow." Things get so much more interesting (fragmented movements by either crew or actors does provide a cool playground for imagination), weird (whenever crew, actors, and filming equipments all show up on screen, the mystery just breaks down), and boring (as in less exciting) at the same time without pretty people.
Behind the scenes, outtakes and location footage of what appears to be some low budget science fiction film being shot in some sea side desert country. Damaged light leaked black-and-white 16mm Scope and a soundtrack of cutting wind, horror film thunder and distance voices pull the film even further from reality. Like the only remaining fragments of some lost archival footage. I should remember this but I don't.
This for me is random behind the scene takes of a shoot. With some filter of old movie and grain. And experiments with music. Wow so if you put a dark song it seems epic, and if you put a comfortable song it looks like something else. Basic film experiment of first year of film school for me... Nothing special.
This film is an Avant-Garde pip of a ride. Celebrating meta-film through and through it meanders from one image it finds clever to another. A Distant episode lacks narrative drive, though it is not necessarily a bad thing in this case, allowing for the images to generate their own enjoyment. Ultimately it does sag and left me wanting more concise of a message, it remained a fine watch.