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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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Canada | USA

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English

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17 March 1967 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Длина волны See more »

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Chosen by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada to be preserved for future generations. 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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Utterly pointless
19 May 1999 | by saffronSee all my reviews

Do yourself a favor and instead of actually watching this film just read an analysis of it. Concept of the movie: stationary camera in an empty room zooms for 45 minutes. A few people visit the room, some of them play The Beatles for a while - for the rest of the movie, the soundtrack consists of a high-pitched whine. At three minutes, this would have been an amusing bit of '60s avantgarde nonsense. At 45 minutes, it's a dreadful experience. The movie provokes absolutely no emotional or intellectual response, and you can't even take a nap because of the soundtrack.


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