Phil Cummins

Today's Big News (1984) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

TODAY'S BIG NEWS synthesizes the thousands of bits of meaningless information contained within the hourly onslaught of media bombardment. Chemically solarized film is combined with depolarized video images - achieved by literally attacking the internal components of a videotape recorder - to produce garish colors and electronic negative images. The disharmony is further emphasized by a fragmented soundtrack composed of bits of TV commercials and programs - a metaphor for the inherent deception in the broadcast medium.

16mm Rental: $30.00

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