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Guitar Drag

Directed by Christian Marclay
United States, 2000
Avant-Garde, Short


A 14-minute video depicting a pickup truck dragging an amplified, electric guitar tied by a rope across a Texas roadway to its aggressive destruction.

Guitar Drag Directed by Christian Marclay

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  • Jason's rating of the film Guitar Drag

    Marclay's short video (primarily a gallery piece) certainly invents, among other things, a powerful and disturbing way of engaging the brutal hate crime torture-murder of James Byrd Jr., who was dragged to his death in 1998 behind a pickup truck. Its status as commentary aside, for a man of my sensibilities, GUITAR DRAG cannot help but simply be one of the preeminent audio-visual experiences of our time.

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