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Surface Tension (1968)

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8 April 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Surface Tension" is an almost 50-year-old experimental movie written and directed by American filmmaker Hollis Frampton and it is among his earlier works. The film runs for 9.5 minutes and be divided into 3 parts. First one is a man talking without us hearing him, second is a man talking without us seeing him (we see a group of people in a park) and last part is a fish and we hear nothing. I must say the visual side here was fairly uninteresting, but the audio was even worse, pretty annoying the constant phone ringing. Is this movie art? I personally would disagree, but I am not too big on experimental films anyway. Still, even from that genre, I have seen many movies superior to this one here. I found it a really weak work. I hope Frampton's other stuff is better. Not recommended.


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