I watched Wavelength at film school and was mesmerised by it - I also got fed up with other noisy students who couldn't accept that beauty and truth can be found in the simplest ideas - ie a slow zoom across a loft studio.
If you only want narrative cinema then by all means, go out and get some lunch and come back, and hahaha, it's still zooming. How clever you are, seeing the Emperor's new clothes of avant-garde film. How f**king boring, what a dull, uninspiring attitude to life. Sure, it does seem preposterous at first, but ride that out and get into the merciless logic, and the slightly creepy human actions that occur, plus all of the fantastic colour filters and distortions that keep occurring and you'll find yourself hooked. The final 5 mins are fantastic, as the shot zooms into a picture on the wall of ocean waves and we have left the loft completely.
it's only 45 minutes, not 3 hours - anyone with an interest in experimental cinema should see it. Wish it was on DVD, but i guess it needs to be projected for full effect.
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