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56 Ratings

The Mesmerist

Directed by Bill Morrison
United States, 2003
Avant-Garde, Short


Bill Morrison created this short film from a disintegrating copy of the 1926 silent The Bells, which he re-edited into a new story.

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The Mesmerist Directed by Bill Morrison

Critics reviews

The framing footage is shown ‘straight’ but the flashback to the murder is a mesmeric blizzard of decomposed images, an extraordinary, material-based phantasmagoria.
July 03, 2015

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