One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week.

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Hollis Frampton
Lyne Grossman
Naoto Nakazawa
Roswell Rudd
Amy Taubin
Joyce Wieland
Amy Yadrin
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One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week.

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Chosen by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada to be preserved for future generations. See more »

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Referenced in The Shining (1980) See more »

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Strawberry Fields Forever
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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Fascinating
21 April 2006 | by (Greensboro, NC United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film fascinating. It contains drama, suspense, mystery, and characters, although the whole thing takes place in one continuous shot, but with very subtle cuts, and some obvious changes in lighting effects and film stock. Some of the action takes place off screen, so the viewer can only hear what's happening and has to imagine it. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen, because I was wondering what would happen next. The camera moves forward, but so slowly your eye can barely catch it. This film does more without moving the camera, than many films do with dozens of shots. If you like avant garde or experimental film, this is definitely worth a look.


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