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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 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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This film may have been released in 1972 but according to the Pacific Film Archive it was 1968--Database ID: 10746, PFA Accession Number: 1604-01-9129.

Apparently a VHS version was copyrighted first in 1967 according to the Pacific Film Archive--Database ID: 7259, PFA Accession Number: 0500-01-7835. This print was loaned to Academy Film Archive for NFPF Millennium DVD project. For PFA exhibition only.

Experimental film by San Francisco cinematographer Scott Bartlett, achieved by feeding material into a color TV receiver; electronic sound accompanies the film.

1968 is the date listed by the Naional Film Registry and the National Film Preservation Foundation.

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