For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Haskell Wexler United States, 1969

smndvdcl's rating of the film Medium Cool

The politics of spectatorship, the role of the cameraman as detached from the event as observer of the participants in frame; then becoming the observed, due to a car crash; rubberneckers become the voyeuristic observers, reversing the role of spectator and spectated. Wexler poses serious questions about our society's film ethics: a new era questioning the self-conscious postmodern complex of those raised on media.