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74 Ratings

Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

Directed by Ken Jacobs
United States, 1969


The 1969 experimental film, “Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son”, by Ken Jacobs, consists of retouched footage of a 1905 film of the same name. It was placed on the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2007.

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Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son Directed by Ken Jacobs

Critics reviews

This work most intensively exemplifies the manner in which the filmmaker’s cinephilia, a desire for cinema as such, mediated until then by the expressive erotics of the human body, is now deflected, reoriented, sublimated, articulated through the body, the corpus, of film itself. And cinephilia will now assume the guise of meta-cinema.
December 01, 1998

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