MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,137 this week

Serene Velocity (1970)

 -  Short
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 243 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2383 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 612 titles
created 12 Sep 2013
 
a list of 523 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 392 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Serene Velocity" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Serene Velocity (1970)

Serene Velocity (1970) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Serene Velocity.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s.

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Stan Brakhage
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Short film utilizing quick cuts and multiple angles of a one-man-band musical performance by Sid Lavarents (who served as both film-maker and musician). Added to the National Film Registry,... See full summary »

Director: Sid Laverents
Stars: Sid Laverents, Adelaide Laverents
Zorns Lemma (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Hollis Frampton
Stars: Rosemarie Castoro, Ginger Michels, Marcia Steinbrecher
Corridor (1970)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An unknown observer is seen traveling through a bleak corridor. At the end of the corridor they see a naked woman, whom they are unable to reach as their trip seems to become increasingly twisted and looped.

Director: Standish Lawder
Rose Hobart (1936)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Footage selected from 'East of Borneo' and other films is arranged and edited so as to highlight actress Rose Hobart.

Director: Joseph Cornell
Stars: Charles Bickford, Rose Hobart, Noble Johnson
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Paul Sharits
The Flicker (1965)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This film consists of alternating black and white frames.

Director: Tony Conrad
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Owen Land
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Hollis Frampton
Stars: Michael Snow
OffOn (1972)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The human eye, the human form, the human face: these are the three central images of this avant-garde collage and kaleidoscope of shifting and fractured images, changing colors, and pulsing... See full summary »

Director: Scott Bartlett
Pull My Daisy (1959)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie
Stars: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Futility (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A man, a movie camera, and a hallway
30 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ernie Gehr's structuralist masterpiece SERENE VELOCITY is a hypnotic film which is nothing more than a rapidly edited, rhythmic piece consisting of two shots of an office hallway (one long shot, one zoomed-in close up). Our persistence of vision makes us believe that this film is a perpetual zooming in and out from one end of a hallway to another. Rather, it is a carefully edited and timed film, which consistently cuts back and forth between these two shots. The result is a mesmerizing piece which, as it progresses, treats the eyes to much profundity out of something so simple. We begin to notice the perfect geometry of the composition as the lines of the hallway converge to the center. The film becomes some kind of cosmic heartbeat, as this meticulously timed work of art becomes visual music. There is no beginning, middle or end. It is for the eyes what Steve Reich is for the ears. For an equally hypnotic viewing experience, see also Gehr's masterpiece SIDE/WALK SHUTTLE.


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The framing changes mmenke-1
hour-long video interview with Ernie Gehr (2013) pm85
Discuss Serene Velocity (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page