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Image in the Snow (1952)



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Cast overview:
Hunter Jones ...
Ellen McCool
Marie Menken ...
Mother (as Marie Maas)
Jerry Valentine
Leonardo Gordon
Ben Moore ...
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A bit like an artsy home movie.
26 July 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Image in the Snow" can be found in the DVD collection entitled "Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema: 1922-1954: Vol. 3"--a collection of very unusual films that probably would hold little interest to the average viewer.

The film begins in darkness as the narrator reads a poem. Then, abruptly, you see images of a man sleeping, some snow and a guy climbing down from a water tower (which is in slow-motion). Then, out of the blue, a guy in Speedos appears in front of the man who came from the tower and the camera seems to focus a lot on the Speedo-guy's crotch. He appears and disappears as if by magic and soon others appear and disappear as well--one of which dances about and another is a woman dressed like a princess. It's all filmed in New York--on top of a tenement building and in the apartment where you see the sleeping man from time to time--as well as when this man takes a trip through New York late in the film. The total package looks like a home movie by someone who has thoughts of becoming an artiste--which is pretty much what this is. If unusual art film are your bag, man, then by all means give it a look. However, to me there just wasn't enough of interest in this one to make it stand out in any positive way--as I do, occasionally, enjoy an experimental film. Also, people who are phobic of snakes should probably skip this one, as inexplicably, a snake appears rather randomly in the movie.

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