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Vertical Features Remake (1978)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 1978 (UK)
Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film ... See full summary »

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Peter Greenaway

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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film according to some reasonably vague directions. The attempt is made over and over because of conflicting interpretations of the instructions. Written by Mark Toscano <fiddybop@uclink4.berkeley.edu>

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1978 (UK) See more »

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Rekonstrukcja pionowych obiektów See more »

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An absurdist masterpiece of structural filmmaking
4 December 2002 | by AfraciousSee all my reviews

An examination by a group of rival academics to remake an incomplete and largely missing film allegedly made by Tulse Luper. The film in question is called Vertical Lists, or Vertical Features, which shows vertical objects like posts, poles, tree trunks etc in a domestic landscape. Each remake uses a differing structure of counting and musical technique to count the 121 (11x11) vertical objects that Tulse Luper allegedly planned for the project.


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