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Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)

A man recalls the story of how his bees implanted in him a bee television, causing him to lose all perception of space, time, and self in the deserts of the American West.

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David Blair

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David Blair
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Credited cast:
Father Bessarion Father Bessarion ... Himself
David Blair David Blair ... Jacob Maker
William S. Burroughs ... James 'Hive' Maker
Florence Ormezzano Florence Ormezzano ... Allellee Zillah
Meg Savlov Meg Savlov ... Melissa Maker
Clyde Tombaugh Clyde Tombaugh ... Himself (as Dr. Clyde Tombaugh)
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A man recalls the story of how his bees implanted in him a bee television, causing him to lose all perception of space, time, and self in the deserts of the American West.

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Official Sites:

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USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Wax oder Die Entdeckung des Fernsehens unter den Bienen See more »

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If you can handle abstract art, you may like "Wax"
18 October 2004 | by Mason1024See all my reviews

Not unlike an acid trip, I don't think this film is meant to be clearly "understood" in its entirety. You have to pay attention and give it some thought, like modern symphonic music or abstract painting, but doing so might just reward you with a strong appreciation. It is (a bit dated) psychedelic eye candy and food for thought. It can be rather depressing, or if taken lightly, can be quite comical. I found myself dumbfounded, asking the screen "WHAT?!" several times, but it was a good kind of "what?" because it's so off the wall. If you discount anything mind-bending or mentally challenging as boring or stupid, if your idea of great film-making is "Signs" or "True Lies," don't bother with "Wax."


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