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Off On (1972)

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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 »

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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 rhythms. Near the end, a tree appears briefly, and birds fly - first white, then red and blue. Celtic knots morph from one to another. The images become Rorschach tests although the mood, driven by the rapid changing images and the soundtrack, remains frantic. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the Pacific Film Archive. See more »

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OffOn offers a weird trippy time in silhouette images so be warned...
31 July 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just accidentally discovered on YouTube this abstract short of electronic sounds and silhouette images taken from video courtesy of director Scott Bartlett. Really weird images starting with an eye with superimposed objects and nearly ending with faces splitting apart before your eyes. Actually, it's hard to describe anything that happens in between so all I can say is you'll have to see for yourself if you decide to do so. Only in the late '60s-early '70s would you see such stuff on film or television since this was the period when certain drugs were fashionable and these were the kinds of images that possibly resulted from them. So on that note, while OffOn was interesting to watch, I'd only recommended this to anyone who has an open mind about these things, otherwise stay far away...


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