- John Smith |
- 1986 |
- 4 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
A short film about haircuts, clothes and image/sound relationships.
"This four minute film explores our response to stereotypes - aural, visual and ideological. Smith signals these stereotypes to the viewer through a chiefly associational system, which deftly manipulates the path of our expectations. The structure is stunningly simple and deceptively subtle. We are taken on a journey from one concrete stereotype to its diametric opposite, as images transform and juxtapose to, ultimately, invert our interpretation of what we see and hear." -Gary Davis.
"This is hard-core cinema." - Peter Kubelka, 'What is Film' lecture series, National Film Theatre, London.