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Author Legge, Elizabeth M.

Title Michael Snow : Wavelength / Elizabeth Legge.

Published London : Afterall Books ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by the MIT Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  791.4372 Sno    AVAILABLE
Physical description 93 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm.
Series One work series.
One work.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In this illustrated study, Elizabeth Legge describes Wavelength as a film of virtuosically managed tensions, sensuous beauty, subtle light and color, and recession into perspectival depth. At the same time, she points out, it is also austere: the loft space where the action unfolds could be the last clerical outpost of a defunct business. The zoom is punctuated by what Snow laconically called "4 human events": a woman directs two men who carry in a bookcase and place it against the left wall of the room; two women come in and listen to the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields" on the radio; a man briefly appears after protracted crashing and glass-breaking noises, wheels around, and drops dead; a young woman comes into the room and makes a frightened telephone call reporting the dead man ("And he doesn't look drunk, he looks dead.").
Subject Snow, Michael, 1929- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wavelength (Motion picture)
Experimental films.
Variant Title Wavelength.
ISBN 9781846380556 (cloth)
1846380553 (cloth)
9781846380563 (paperback)
1846380561 (paperback)