Walker Films 100+words
I have decided to write 100+ words about two films. Bruce Conner directed each of the two films below. It was interesting to notice his style. I noticed in both films he used black and white, each had two segments, and each had unsequenced music.
Bruce Conner: A Movie
I feel this film portrayed the global presence of humanity with the use of symbolic images of destruction, love, death, hunger, culture and nature. Conner’s first half of the film used fast tempo music and chaotic fighting images. The second half used slower tempo music and portrayed the mood of mourning the aftermath of our human chaos.
Benita Raphan: Breakaway
This was my favorite film because it was so expressive using only the body. I liked the subliminally blurred images of Benita Raphan dancing. Just when the repetitiveness of her dancing was settling in, the second half of the film started by rewinding itself back to the beginning. This portion seemed more serious and not as happy and free as the first. In the end there are two quick subliminal images of her sitting with large sunglasses on. This symbolizes she has finished breaking away.