Standish Lawder

Runaway (1969) 16mm, color, 5.25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

"Lawder achieves the perfection of all his techniques in a small six-minute film called RUNAWAY, in which he uses a few seconds of cartoon dogs chasing a fox. By stop motion, reverse printing, video scanning, and other techniques, by manipulating a few seconds of an old cartoon, he creates a totally new and different visual reality that is no longer a silly, funny cartoon. He elevates the cartoon imagery to the visual strength of an old Chinese charcoal drawing." -- Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice "A classic of modern cinema. A penetrating examination of undercurrents in film visualization. In short, a terrible film based on a bad joke." -- Tom DeWitt "A kind of anti-film which illustrates the endless idea of a film being eternal - the loop, the cycle, the motorcycle, the motor mechanism of, in this case, running dogs. Running in such a loop that it becomes self-destructive. The anti-film, which is in a way to say, 'I am for film!'" -- Stan Vanderbeek "... a delightful piece of madness ... a modern Ballet Mecanique." -- Herman G. Weinburg

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

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