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Directed by
Hollis Frampton 


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Strange and Oddly Good, 7 September 2015
Author: framptonhollis

"Maxwell's Demon" is a film from the great experimental filmmaker Hollis Frampton, whose made some of the most hypnotic and great experimental films of all time, and this film impressed me quite a bit. What happens in it? Well, the premise is quite simple. There is a man doing multiple exercises, in between images of colorful waves. That is pretty much it, and a premise like that sounds horrible! But, trust me, it is a great film.

Obviously, "Maxwell's Demon" is not going to please everybody, not even most moviegoers! But, it is a treat for experimental film fans. Of course, even some experimental film fans might think that that description of the film sounds terrible, but, trust me, if you're a huge fan of experimental cinema, you'll probably really like, or even love, this short film!

It is very strange, but also very hypnotic. For some reason, it had me looking at the screen with wonder and fascination.

Overall, "Maxwell's Demon" is a great short from a great filmmaker, that not everyone will enjoy, but I certainly did!

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