CINEMA _ Another extremely clever work, that shows how language fills up the world. And also how Frampton came slowly as an artist from poetry to photography and then to filmmaking. It plays with two dimensions as well as with depth (in a way reading is flattening the world) and above all it just plays with your mind ! Brilliant !
A cinema of measure, of mechanical rhythm. Frampton attempted to make a perfect film. A film that can be 'objective', scientific, methodical, and essentially disconnected. This is the only film I've watched that did not establish an intensive connection between elements: no narrative plot, no superimposition, no emotional tone. Everything follows a pattern, almost mimicking the natural world which has always been..
I was very apprehensive about seeing this film, I was afraid it was going to be yet another film that would of course be brilliant but just something that I would have to seriously analyze and not enjoy at all. But it was so much fun! There is indeed quite a bit to analyze but Frampton almost gives his viewers a remarkably intriguing game. Loved it.
I'm not sure how a film that practically no one has ever heard of could be considered one of the most important films ever made (as much as people would like to create a historical narrative to accompany structural filmmaking in order to emphasize it's significance, it is really just another style reserved for individuals with certain preferences), but this is clearly an above average example of avant-garde film.