A 7 1/2 minute compilation of Hollywood film clips, Telephones demonstrates the transformative power of Marclay’s editing. Using the narrative arc of a telephone call, he masterfully stitches together excerpts from well-known movies.
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Throughout history, for the cinephiles, movies have communicate with each other, they have created a dialogue in a way, an exchange of images and words. Well, Christian Marclay with this short is not as ambitious as Godard and his "Histoire(s) du cinéma" but nevertheless, more than a simple gimmick, he offers here a fairly good experimental transposition of this idea.