What's Wrong With This Picture?

16mm, color and b/w, sound, 12.5 min
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"The first portion of this film is an old instructional film about being a 'good citizen,' presented intact; the second section is a color reconstruction of this black and white film by Land. The original ...
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"The first portion of this film is an old instructional film about being a 'good citizen,' presented intact; the second section is a color reconstruction of this black and white film by Land. The original film abounds in absurdities in both image and sound; [Land's] 'copy' is even more bizarre. Both are also extremely funny, and the humor is not totally without meaning: it comes out of the way that each line of dialog, each direction given, implies a situation or character so absurdly plodding as to be almost inconceivable. In [Land's] version he creates an additional paradox – one of depth – by matting out certain parts of the frame." – Fred Camper

Films

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    Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt Particals, etc.
    Experimental

    Film in Which There Appear Sprocket Holes, Edge Lettering, Dirt Particals, etc.
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, silent, 4.5 min
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    • Films About Film
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    Diploteratology: Bardo Follies
    Experimental

    Diploteratology: Bardo Follies
    Owen Land

    16mm, black and white, silent, 7 min
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    • Science / Medicine
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    The Film That Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter
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    The Film That Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter
    Owen Land

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8.75 min
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    Remedial Reading Comprehension
    Experimental

    Remedial Reading Comprehension
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
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    • Films About Film
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
    Experimental

    Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
    Owen Land

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 5.75 min
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    A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California
    Experimental

    A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 11.5 min
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    • Political / Social Activism
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    No Sir, Orison!
    Experimental

    No Sir, Orison!
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 2.75 min
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    • Structural
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    Wide Angle Saxon
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Wide Angle Saxon
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 22 min
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    • Comedy
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    New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops
    Experimental

    New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
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    • Comedy
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    On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation of the Unconscious, Or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed?
    Experimental

    On The Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation of the Unconscious, Or Can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed?
    Owen Land

    16mm, color, sound, 17.5 min
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    • Psychology / Mental Health