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"A Movie" is really a must-see for all those film majors and compilation enthusiasts. Bruce Conner's twelve minute masterpiece isn't just random black and white footage; it has true meaning - that of which has been debated and written on for almost fifty years now. Many people claim this film is a mockery of what's good in film. That it's only random images. Well, those people don't have insight and don't think metaphorically. "A Movie" is about the human being in its truest form. We've evolved so much in such a little time, yet this is our ultimate demise. Bruce Conner has complied footage of humans and animals quite a bit.
How are we different than animals? We have that thought process, morals, etc. This is shown in many of the footage. There's also some footage of people doing pre-Jackass (hate using that...) stunts if you will. There's some footage of a man in a small little motorbike of sorts. The human being can be so silly and basically moronic. Yet, look at us. We that, we created that bike; just perhaps not to its fullest use. Then comes the latter part of "A Movie". We start to see weapons of mass destruction and their omega. Tanks, the atom bomb, the Hindenberg exploding and lots more. And finally in the end, we're at the bottom. Yes, we've evolved so fast, but we don't know what to do in the end. We're too smart for our own good. This all moves along with a beautiful score, and overall, is a must watch. Simply breathtaking - and it occurs everytime I see this film each year.
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