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Decasia ()


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A meditation on the human quest to transcend physicality, constructed from decaying archival footage and set to an original symphonic score.

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Geisha (archiveFootage)
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Old Angry Woman (archiveFootage)
Margaret Cullington ...
Maggie Jiggs (archiveFootage)
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Cowboy (archiveFootage)
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Laughing Clerk (archiveFootage)
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Judge (archiveFootage)
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Willie Ritchie ...
Boxer (archiveFootage)
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Laughing Woman (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Bill Morrison

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Bill Morrison ... ()

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Bill Morrison ... producer

Music by

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Michael Gordon

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Bill Morrison

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Jim Finn ... negative cutter
Scot Olive ... colorist: HD remastering

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Luke DuBois ... sound designer
Jeff Formosa ... supervising sound editor
Michael Jordan ... re-recording mixer

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  • RealDCP (DCP production services)

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Plot Summary

Black and white stock footage, much of it scratched or blistered, illustrates a Michael Gordon symphony. A whirling dervish, couples laughing, a soldier trying to take advantage of a flower vendor, a camel caravan moving across the horizon, a single plane and then others, paratroopers in the sky, a mining disaster, a pugilist, nuns and children at a school - some images last a few seconds, others for a minute or more. The scratches, blisters, and bygone look of the footage suggest time's passage. Only the dervish, who begins and ends the film, is intact. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Деказия: Состояние разложения (Russia)
  • Aposynthesia (Greece)
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  • 70 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This is the first film from the 2000's to be inducted into the National Film Registry. Which also makes it the first film from the 21st century to be inducted. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Mind Cure (1912). See more »
Crazy Credits In memory of Hortense K. Becker, (1902-2001) 'Big Non' See more »

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