Malcolm LeGrice

Castle One (The Light Bulb Film) (1966) 16mm, black and white, 17.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

The most evident feature of this movie is that it is projected alongside a bare flashing lightbulb which has itself been filmed and appears within the movie. The major portion of the film, however, is composed of second-hand images which are largely drawn from T. V. documentary of an unspectacular kind, but which thematically are concerned with the 'surface' of the industrial institution and political world. The sound is a 'scramble' of the various commantaries, music and dialogue of the collaged film which gradually becomes identified with their respective images during the course of the film. The awareness of the audience is returned to their actual situation (viewing a film) by reference to the bulb and the perceptual problems which its flashing creates. --M. L. G.

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

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