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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.

Director:

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1967 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Длина волны See more »

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Color
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Chosen by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada to be preserved for future generations. See more »

Quotes

Woman in fur coat: I just got here, and there's a man lying on the floor, and I think he's dead.
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Strawberry Fields Forever
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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Not for Everybody
13 May 2015 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

5.9? Really? A rating that low? I know the reason. THE WRONG PEOPLE SAW THE FILM! Why did they? They probably weren't warned.

"Wavelength" is about as far from mainstream you can go. An experimental film, zooming in on a window, over a week period. Of course, other things happen. A man(played by experimental filmmaker Hollis Frampton) dies, probably murdered. Then, we continuously watch to see what happens. The screen changes color, and we just see what happens to this dead body!

I, personally, find "Wavelength" to be a brilliant Avant-garde masterpiece. A film unlike almost any other, powerful and interesting! But, you may not, and that's okay. This is because ITS A MOVIE WHERE YOU LOOK AT A WINDOW FOR 40 MINUTES! That is certainly not going to be for everybody! So, I'd recommend this to people to enjoy experimental film, or at least have a strong interest in it. Everyone else, I don't really think so.


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