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7 Ratings


Directed by Kerry Laitala
United States, 1997
Avant-Garde, Short


The “Retrospectroscope” apparatus has gone through many incarnations; its presence belies the processes that have created it. As a paracinematic device, it traces an evolutionary trajectory, encircling the viewer in a procession of flickering fantasies of fragmented lyricism.

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Retrospectroscope Directed by Kerry Laitala

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Retrospectroscope

    Judging by the still, it seemed a sped-up retrospective of "Werckmeister Harmonies" (You know, It's not. Precinema was closer to the jerkiness of Ombres chinoises (would a today remake of Robison's 1923 "Warning Shadows" erase the reference to galanty show completely?) than to the lifelike fluidness we know it for.

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