The playing on the sidewalk between the screens was interesting but the color image has more light, so I found my eye was drawn to it more often; plus the kids seemed to tend to stay on that side more often, or at least Potter cut it that way. The music was good but a strange fit--I think this film really is at its most engaging when the kids are watching US.
We're watching these children play while listeing to music reminiscent of the score from "The Village"!!!!!!
Yeah, 2/5 Pretty pointless if you ask me. Might make a good theatre experience though, having the two projections.
It has a psychadelia flavor that reminds me of Pink Floyd's early years with Syd Barrett. Very intense. Very experimental. And very, very vague. In my view, this is just an image play, just a draft, an exercise, an attempt to develop some kind of concept. And because there is no other goal but to try out some ideas, it should not be looked at as an intelectual/artistic perspective. But what do I know?
Experimental short film. "Unlike a lecture or a seminar where the ideas are communicated verbally (though there was a fair amount of talking and explanation, far more than there would ever be in the studio) this event was an act of making…not so much a show as a musical dialogue, amplified and even clarified (to my surprise) by being watched." Sally Potter.
I think there is a lot to say about this short, it's very experimental, yet so simple, the use of two cameras, side by side, one in color and one in black and white is intriguing. The thing that struck me was how the camera on the right side was not parallel to the camera on the left, it is at a slight tilt, interesting way to use an imperfection.