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Tower

Yönetmen Keith Maitland
ABD, 2016
Belgesel, Animasyon, Suç

Özet

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand.

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Tower Yönetmen Keith Maitland

Ödüller & Festivaller

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | 1 dalda aday: Best Animated Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | 1 dalda aday: Best Documentary

The rotoscoping is just one of the effective tactics Maitland uses to give vividness and urgency to his film, even as it retains a firm basis in the facts and perspectives provided by the archival footage and the eyewitness accounts adapted for his script… The use of animation adds a more abstract aspect to the most visceral and upsetting moments here.
February 03, 2017
The film does not invent its images; it uses animation to fill in the blanks the news footage couldn’t. More radically, and urgently, it uses animation to make us imagine the bodies of the survivors, whose testimonies are recounted by actors, back on campus. They narrate their fear, grief, and confusion in seemingly real time, living it on-screen before our eyes.
January 12, 2017
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It’s a strangely intoxicating deconstruction of the non-fiction form. It openly admits that documentary is unable to capture the whole truth even when stating “facts.” For every story Maitland follows, there are countless others that are inevitably experiencing the same event in different ways.
November 23, 2016
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  • Daniel Roque's rating of the film Tower

    Rotoscoping animation doesn't always work right, but in 'Tower' it blends perfectly with the archive footage and the testimonials. Also, there aren't many documentaries with this amount of anxiety, thrill and commotion. Definitely a must-watch!

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film Tower

    It is not perfect and it does not present you the whole story or any kind of analysis, but in choosing to tell a restrained but detailed account straight from the mouth of some of the very people who lived it and then using rotoscoping to some gripping effect, Tower acomplished something that very few documentaries about old crimes can. It is at the same time horrendous and intoxicating.

  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Tower

    America: the land of serial killers and vigilantes, psychopaths and heroes. The cartoon aesthetics perfectly capture the madness of it all. Alas, Maitland does not provide any contextual info. As a frame-by-frame reconstruction, Tower lacks interpretation. Weak heuristics. The "It was an act of a lonely madman" explanation is an excuse. Wasn't the entire history of America written by a legion of lonely mad men?

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Tower

    Through that blue sky alien comes. On the tower it shoots people to death and there is brutal landscape like western movie....“Tower” is a movie between real & unreal/reality & dream with slippery images of rotoscopy which has delicate touch like reality but surely different, telling us the truth of terror, bravery, vivid color of life and happiness now disappeared. Tough to watch yet amazing cinematic experience.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Tower

    Maitland's documentary on the infamous '66 Texas clock tower shooting mixes archival footage, interview and rotoscopic animation capturing both the terror of the moment and the beginning of a phenomenon that rears its ugly head far too often. By keeping the focus on the ground with the victims and participants it does justice to those involved In giving no quarter to the assailant. One of the year's strongest docs.

  • Jason's rating of the film Tower

    A historical event that traversed an emerging hyper-mediatized landscape. Dawn of the television age. We have some images. Captured and kept. But there is something at the heart of these early media events beneath the truncated archeology; the core of these experiences themselves. The experiences have a quality of the irreal. Precisely why the rotoscopy is the right choice. Too real to be assimilated as "reality."

  • mpho3's rating of the film Tower

    "The horror of these, the sick among us, must be found in the horror of our hyper-civilization. A strange pandering to violence, a disrespect for life, fostered in part by governments which, in pursuit of the doctrine of self-defense, teach their youth to kill and to maim. ... A people who somehow can remain silent while their own civilization seems to crumble...." - Walter Cronkite

  • Graveyard Poet's rating of the film Tower

    August 1, 1966 (around lunch break, high noon, for 96 minutes) at Austin's University of Texas campus, 25 year old Charles Whitman, armed with a sniper rifle, killed 18 and injured 33 in one of the first major mass shootings in U.S. history. In 2016, on the 50th anniversary, this film Tower was released. Definitely worth watching. Heartbreaking and Powerful.

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