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The Girl Chewing Gum
The Girl Chewing Gum
PLAYING WITH CINEMA: THE FILMS OF JOHN SMITH
7.8
/10
1,375 Ratings
PLAYING WITH CINEMA: THE FILMS OF JOHN SMITH

Synopsis

As random events unfold in an ordinary and busy London street, a commanding voice-over directs the action.

Our take

Authorial control is just an illusion in this boisterous classic of experimental film. British artist John Smith starts off as a voice-of-God narrator, barking instructions at the people of 1970s Dalston, yet events soon exceed his dictation. In The Girl Chewing Gum, reality runs away with itself.