A soundtrack plays folk rock as a woman prepares, at noon, to take her Borzois for a walk. She goes through her dresses, all 1920's style flapper gowns, holding them one at a time, shaking ... See full summary »
A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles. The rest is spinning cylinders, pistons, gears and turbines, ... See full summary »
A meadow, a lake, the silhouette of a hill, trees. 21 days of the same view in Saarland. 21 days with five different cut-outs in a mask before the camera, which finally reveals a complete ... See full summary »
A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... See full summary »
"Bang" is a 10-minute animated short film from almost 30 years ago. The director is Robert Breer, one of America's most influential short film directors in the second half of the 21st century. And if somebody gets awarded with a lifetime achievement award that has the name Maya Deren in it, that already explains it all basically. "Bang!" is certainly something you could call an experimental movie and I guess that also applies for many of the filmmakers other movies. There is no real congruent plot or something remotely similar in this one here. The images we are presented rarely have an obvious connection with one another and it ranges from dwarfs to Hitler. The audio is not really consistent either. We hear the American anthem or we just hear people's noises in general. I did not really enjoy this short film. Then again, experimental films are not exactly my preferred choice. Thumbs down.
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