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Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia (1971)

Frampton slowly burning his black and white photographs as he describes and tells the story behind them.

Director:

Hollis Frampton

Star:

Michael Snow
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Michael Snow ... Narrator
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Thirteen different black-and-white photographs are laid down on a hotplate, one by one. As each slowly burn and melt up one by one, stories and memories of the different subject are provided by narration, written in first-person to imply the filmmaker is speaking. Subjects include a man on a bed, a smoking man, a shot through a window, etc. Written by Tornado_Sam

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The stories being told about the photos are played after the photo is shown. The narrator tells the story behind a photo of a metronome but on screen is a photo of a room. The metronome photo is shown only after the story about its creation is finished being told. This creates a sense of temporal disjointedness so the viewer is simultaneously hearing the future while experiencing the past. See more »

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Memory vision and hearing blend in the grey matter
22 September 2001 | by pthomannSee all my reviews

In both this and Zorn's Lemma Hollis rips apart the connection between sound and sight. This movie uses memory to effect the change, Zorn's Lemma uses repetition and minimal plot to achieve similar results.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Nostalgia See more »

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