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Image of the day. Errant Pleasures of Watching Film on Digital Video

While skipping around looking for a scene from Raoul Walsh's Gun Fury (1953) I found this nice collage of artifact corruption which entwines an image of Phil Carey roping Donna Reed with an image of a Donna Reed being roped by Phil Carey.  Cinematography by Lester H. White.

This fascinating visual error/look was explored in the brilliant music video for Norwegian artist Sprutbass’s song “Ulykke”. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpNVMnP5gmQ
Thanks for the link Karsten…this needs to happen more.
I saw a film at TIFF a couple years ago that basically exhibited a copy of Maya Deren’s MESHES that had been only partially torrented, which resulted in a kind of tiling-animation effect that wiped and revealed layers of dreams.
I saw a film at the Norwegian short film festival that uses this effect wonderfully, called Long Live the New Flesh. http://www.kortfilmfestivalen.no/film/2010/Long-Live-the-New-Flesh?lang=en It takes its clips for various horror movies like the Shining, American Psyco and Videodrome and blends them into a organic mesh of gore and tension.
Traumas: Yeah, I also saw that one – brilliant stuff. Nicolas Provost is a very exciting filmmaker by the way. More here: http://www.nicolasprovost.com/

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