Assumption is a film which operates on many levels. It features glimpses of life at previous, less luxurious premises of the London Film Makers’ Co-op; but it is more than a potted history of an organisation.
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Whitehead extended this way of mixing spoken word over written text in "Terrorism Considered as One of the Fine Arts", adding noirish suspense, epistolary romance and affected thanatophilia to an already mutant fabric of an eccentric essay. For both films innovation is a phenomenon of the yet unspoken. Terrorism: revolution happens in the space between words; Assumption: avant-garde is liminal, threshold and margin.