March 4, 2004

Double feature suggestion: Decasia. If you take my advice and see Wisconsin Death Trip, may I suggest that you make a double feature of it with Decasia? Both films are quite short.
Both are inventive reuses of photography. WDT reenacts old photographs (see previous post) and Decasia takes scraps of decaying old silent era films and edits them together to make a rather abstract feature-length visual accompaniment to a strange and beautiful symphony.

The boiling defects in the dying film interact with the original photography making new images, outside of their original contexts. It's quite dreamlike and fascinating and disturbing--and absolutely fitting to the music. You should see it.

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