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Introducing some innovative film techniques, Emshwiller won a Special Award at the Brussels Experimental Film Festival for this expression of internal anguish. He described the film as "The... See full summary »

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Ed Emshwiller
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Becky Arnold Becky Arnold
Mac Emshwiller Mac Emshwiller
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Introducing some innovative film techniques, Emshwiller won a Special Award at the Brussels Experimental Film Festival for this expression of internal anguish. He described the film as "The confrontation of a man and his torment. Juxtaposed against his external composure are images of a woman and lights in distortion, with tension heightened by the sounds of power saws and a heartbeat." Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob2@earthlink.net>

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dynamic visual poetry
17 December 2002 | by elagSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite experimental films. Emshwiller has created a dynamic visual poetry in graphic black and white. It is a dance of emotion and anguish. The sound track is equally dynamic: an audio collage of power saws and heartbeats which create great tension as well as excruciating beauty.


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