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A rhythmically edited alphabet composed of street and shop signs shot in New York City and other elements is gradually replaced by repeated seemingly abstract shots in this influential structuralist film. | Add synopsis »
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Rosemarie Castoro ... (voice)
Ginger Michels ... (voice)
Marcia Steinbrecher ... (voice)

Twyla Tharp ... (voice)
Susan Weiner ... (voice)
Joyce Wieland ... (voice)

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Hollis Frampton 


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How to take 50 minutes to peel a clementine, 16 May 2013
Author: Chris Haskell ( from United States

I am not a fan of avant garde cinema. I like it in theory but have a very difficult time actually watching it and staying engaged. This was actually pretty different from other experimental art films I have seen, and really connected with me and made it to where I had to see how the individual stories resolved. I would say it's worth a watch if you're interested in trying out experimental films.

Just know going in that it will require a certain degree of patience. That's not a bad thing, of course, just something to be aware of. One of the ways the filmmaker captures the audiences attention is by lulling you in to a certain rhythm and then disrupting it on his time instead of your own. Very tricky, but effective, as I was never fully comfortable watching this ... in a good way.

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