Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Meshes of the afternoon" by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid was about a women going insane.   In contrast the filming was very simple and crisp, with few objects and little camera movement.  The film went slow showing us the little changes that lead to her demise.  I found the scene where she looks out upon herself to be my favorite.  It was kind of like a black hole of time and everything was happening at once.  I also liked the object switching.  The phone was off the hook on the stairs and the next time she looked there was a knife.  Something seems to be calling her towards death.   I also enjoyed the ambiguity of the end.  Who kills her? Herself or her husband.

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