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66 scener fra Amerika (1982)

As a visual narrative 66 scener fra America is reminiscent of a pile of postcards from a journey, which indeed is what the film is. It consists of a series of lengthy shots of a tableau ... See full summary »

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Jørgen Leth

Writer:

Ole John
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Kim Larsen Kim Larsen ... Self (uncredited)
Andy Warhol ... Self (uncredited)
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As a visual narrative 66 scener fra America is reminiscent of a pile of postcards from a journey, which indeed is what the film is. It consists of a series of lengthy shots of a tableau nature, each appearing to be a more or less random cross section of American reality, but which in total invoke a highly emblematic picture of the USA. With the one travelling shot (through a car windscreen) and one pan (across a landscape) the tableau principle is only breached on two occasions; exceptions that prove the rule, so to speak. The images or postcards may be viewed as a number of interlaced chains of motifs, varying from ultra close up to super wide, include pictures of landscapes, highways and advertising hoardings, buildings seen from without, mostly with a fluttering Stars and Stripes somewhere in the shot, objects such as coins on a counter, refrigerator with a number of typical food products, a plate of food at a diner or a bottle of Wild Turkey, and finally, people who introduce ... Written by Anonymous

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Andy Warhol: My name is Andy Warhol, and I've just finished eating a hamburger.
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Extremely well photographed film
18 September 2019 | by silasbe97See all my reviews

Pretty good, and it captures feelings by sound design and the frame elegantly. For some reason, a lot of people think this is boring, though I think it's fascinating what people can achieve with just a camera. These clips are almost always still, they genuinely look like a painting. All these frames convey so much emotion and meaning just by the blocking and sound and etc. The more you look at these brilliantly executed images the more meaning it gets (just like a painting). and it's also the perfect length.

I would definitely recommendthis film (though you can't have a short attention span)


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Denmark

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27 March 1982 (Denmark) See more »

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