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Vertical Features Remake (1978)

 |  Comedy  |  1978 (UK)
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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film ... See full summary »

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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film according to some reasonably vague directions. The attempt is made over and over because of conflicting interpretations of the instructions. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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"The Institute of Restoration and Reclamation would like to acknowledge the assistance of Donald Lazenby, Cedric Pheasant and Ian MacMorrin in the making of this film". Continuing the film, an imaginary organization thanks imaginary people. See more »

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The very essence of film
26 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a complete masterpiece.

I have never seen anything quite like this. Despite this, the majority of people would not enjoy it as it is a tedious look at different scenery. At points, it really drags on, however, for me this extravagance and sheer persistence only enhanced the experience. It is quite hard to believe.

Verticle Features Remake is made up documentary using random archive images of people, and following the story of a man called Tulse Luper, who collected images, and information about vertical features, organised into 11 sections each containing 11 Verticle Features. Creating 121 in total, chosen logically for the project.

Tulse Lupers collection, is then remade 4 times, in film format, following the different opinions on the relevance, and meaning of the original project.

This film is made so brilliantly it's unbelievable. Don't expect to watch a nice light heart comedy. It is funny, but not quite as you normally see it. The music, reinforces the tediousness, and works a spectacularly strange and minimal soundtrack, perfectly suiting the film. If you're a film appreciator like myself, you have to watch this film. REALLY, IT'S THAT GOOD!


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