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WalterNeff's avatar

WalterNeff

Ah, the things we watch for checks. I thought the yellow chair's performance was riveting ;-).
7 years 4 months ago
Armoreska's avatar

Armoreska

and by the way,
the new link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBOzOVLxbCE
5 years 9 months ago
memo1's avatar

memo1

Actually, there is a murder going on in this movie ! why havenĀ“t anybody noticed this ?
see around 17:00
6 years 6 months ago
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gammaltrollkarl

Personally I found it to be absolutely entrancing. The room (and zoom) completely swallowed me up and I lost all bearings on time, space and even volume of the pitch. Fascinating how something so pared down and composed can get so disorienting.

If you actually invest yourself and focus on what's transpiring in front of you, there's nothing even remotely "boring" (as if this were some form of stock-criticism) about it, nor is it a "difficult" piece. The final "liberation" of focus near the end (the extreme close-up) is absolutely horrifying, after having stared at the same spot for such a long time and then to have it withdrawn is a very weird feeling. My sight just wandered about for a good 20 minutes after having watched this film.
6 years 4 months ago
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greenhorg

For every Tyler Perry or Rob Schneider movie I have the misfortune of 'disliking' here, there is always some critically celebrated monstrosity that is a million times worse.

Punish yourself for 45 minutes and then read the fawning Wikipedia page. You've entered a parallel world where up is down.
6 years 7 months ago
mannix's avatar

mannix

my dog almost die with the audio of this film
6 years 4 months ago
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St. Gloede

At firtst it was oddly hypnotic, but in the end it was just annoying. Give me the worst video camera in the world and I could make a better movie right now.
7 years 5 months ago
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Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi

Is the soundtrack available for purchase?
3 years 6 months ago
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Brantastic16

As others have previously stated, it's a 42 minute, grainy, video of a wall being zoomed in on, and basically nothing happens. There's also a high-pitched ringing sound to add to the horror. I'm not sure whether to be proud of myself for having the patience to sit through all of it (without breaks) or if I should be sad that I just wasted 42 minutes of my life watching a wall. I'm also stumped as to why a video about nothing is so highly regarded. I mean, They Shoot Pictures, Don't They rated it higher than 12 Angry Men. How is that possible? However, I will say this: There is no greater test of one's patience than Wavelength. If you can sit through the entire thing, you should be proud.
7 years 6 months ago
MovieManMark's avatar

MovieManMark

How can we get this taken off of some lists?
6 months 2 weeks ago
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ungereimtheit

My cat did not enjoy the audio on this one.
1 year 4 months ago
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chryzsh

A cinematic representation of a claustrophobic hell. The VHS-rip quality and the last ten minutes made an eerie, haunting feeling of complete surrender.
3 years 9 months ago
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the3rdman

Although it takes a little bit of patience to slog through, I didn't find Wavelength to be particularly dreadful. It's actually fairly intriguing seeing what can be achieved by isolating--in principle anyway--the single formal element of the zoom. Although it seems pretty easy to claim that the film rests mainly on the simplicity of its exploration of a single formal element, it's obviously rather more complex. I am far from well-versed in the technical aspects of film-making, but clearly a number of elements are used, particularly editing, superimposition of images, sound, and (not least important) narrative. These elements, to me at least, seem to detract from any sense of formal purity that the film might claim.
I don't watch much experimental cinema so I have little context within which to situate Wavelength. Still, I found it interesting. Really, it's just 45 minutes. People probably spend more than that watching cats on youtube and browsing porn on an average evening.
5 years 4 months ago
John Milton's avatar

John Milton

historically relevant as avant-garde cinema, but basically unwatchable
6 years 3 months ago
Jook's avatar

Jook

What the fuck is wrong with people?
6 years 11 months ago

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