MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 106,492 this week

Back and Forth (1969)
"<--->" (original title)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 123 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1244 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 1018 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 242 titles
created 22 Dec 2011
 
a list of 103 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 1080 titles
created 16 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Back and Forth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Back and Forth (1969)

Back and Forth (1969) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Back and Forth.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Stars: Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo, Jenjira Jansuda
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Walter Steiner, Werner Herzog
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

We see a film negative of a nude couple embracing in bed. Then, back in regular black and white images, we see them alone and together, clothed, at home. It's night, she sees his reflection... See full summary »

Director: Stan Brakhage
Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier
Biography | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna.

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Gustav Leonhardt, Christiane Lang, Paolo Carlini
Leviathan I (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
Stars: Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Maya Deren
Stars: Rita Christiani, Maya Deren, Anaïs Nin
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Ernie Gehr
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Pat O'Neill
Stars: Joel Lorimen, Beth Block, George Lockwood
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are cloned in an experimental backyard musical. The starting point is a number of scenes from the days when both the adolescents romped through the family ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Arnold
Stars: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
Arnulf Rainer (1960)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Peter Kubelka
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions, looking straight into the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Andersson
Stars: Klas-Gösta Olsson, Lennart Björklund, Christer Christensen
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Allan Kaprow
Emmett Williams
Max Neuhaus
Joyce Wieland
Luis Camnitzer
Susan
Ay-o
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne
Mary
Scotty
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Back and Forth  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

The film continues for about five minutes after the "closing" credits. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not sure if there was a point in this all but as a visual experience it works out.
20 November 2009 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It's hard to say what Michael Snow's exact intentions were with this movie. Snow is a director/artist though who has done several film-projects involving camera movements. The movements being used in this movie are back and forth, as is also the more pronounceable and commonly used name of the movie. What's the point? I don't know but I would still love to hear it though.

Perhaps there was no point and all the movie wanted to show was the movement of a camera, going from left to right and back again. But that raises the question why we should sit through it. The movie is available to watch, so it was the creator's intention to show it to the world and in order to do that he should had had a good reason to do so, or better said a point to make.

The entire movie isn't shot in some very high quality. Guess being an artist doesn't make you very rich. The movie is being very grainy and the picture quality is just quite poor. The camera is also put on some sort of device that more and more rapidly lets the camera go back and forth. This machined device is however incredibly noisy, which causes the entire movie to contain its constant noises.

The movie is not just all movement but also occasionally people are in the frame. They pop up out of nowhere and are also suddenly gone again after a while. Some interact, while others are just sitting there and watching. It got all staged, so this doesn't have a natural feel over it. For most of the movie though the shots are empty. The camera got placed in a classroom during day time and that's basically the movie its entire premise.

Even though there seemed to be no point in it all, I couldn't hate watching this movie, as it's not really a movie any way but just a visual experience. A real art house movie, obviously not made for the main stream public. The movie got sort of hypnotic though when you got used to the movements and the sound and images worked quite calming and captivating. The speed of the going back and forth is often changing and at times even really gets out of control. It doesn't make the movie just the same and the same over and over to watch, even though it consists out of the same pans at the same location over and over again.

Of course no must-see but still it was an interesting experience to go through for its running time.

6/10

http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Back and Forth (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page