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Wavelength (1967)

One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week.

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Michael Snow

Writer:

Michael Snow
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Credited cast:
Hollis Frampton Hollis Frampton
Lyne Grossman Lyne Grossman
Naoto Nakazawa Naoto Nakazawa
Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd
Amy Taubin Amy Taubin
Joyce Wieland Joyce Wieland
Amy Yadrin Amy Yadrin
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One of the most unconventional and experimental films ever made, Wavelength is a structural film of a 45-minute long zoom in on a window over a period of a week.

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1967 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Длина волны See more »

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Michael Snow has stated that his intent with the film was for it to be "a summation of my nervous system, religious inklings and aesthetic ideas." See more »

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Referenced in The Shining (1980) See more »

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Strawberry Fields Forever
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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Worse than my five days suffering a kidney stone.
4 November 2007 | by Brude_StoneSee all my reviews

Understand that I am a fan of avant-garde cinema. I have seen quite a lot of it - some very good, some very bad - but no film I have ever seen (avant-garde or otherwise) has ever been more excruciating to me than "Wavelength." Like the title of my post says, I know what excruciating means intimately and I do believe I'd rather suffer another five days with a kidney stone like I did a few years ago, than be forced to sit through this film for a third time (in film school I was forced to watch it twice for different teachers).

Stick to Maya Deren or Stan Brakhage or Bunuel or anybody to satisfy your avant-garde tastes. Experimenting with "Wavelength" might not be worth the pain.


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