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6 Ratings


Directed by Lillian F. Schwartz
United States, 1975
Avant-Garde, Short


Beginning with footage of sea birds in flight, the film image is then optically scanned and transformed by the computer.

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Alae

    Not my dearest Schwartz short film, but the visual fabric recalls Roman Vishniac’s experimentation with photomicroscopy, esp. the portrait of his daughter Mara taken thru a firefly’s compound eye, in which the many ommatidia break down the image in a bathroom glass fashion ( "Alae" is tense with triangles that crochet birds in (non)figurative flight.

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