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Outer Space (1999)

Not Rated | | Short, Horror | 1999 (Austria)
Footage from The Entity (1980) is edited into an abstract nightmare.

Director:

Peter Tscherkassky
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Barbara Hershey ... (archive footage) (uncredited)
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A premonition of a horror film, lurking danger: A house - at night, slightly tilted in the camera's view, eerily lit - surfaces from the pitch black, then sinks back into it again. A young woman begins to move slowly towards the building. She enters it. The film cuts crackle, the sound track grates, suppressed, smothered. Found footage from Hollywood forms the basis for the film. The figure who creeps through the images, who is thrown around by them and who attacks them is Barbara Hershey. Tscherkassky's dramatic frame by frame re-cycling, re-copying and new exposure of the material, folds the images and the rooms into each other. It removes the ground from under the viewer's feet and splits faces, like in a bad dream. From the off, from outer space, foreign bodies penetrate the images and cause the montage to become panic stricken. The outer edges of the film image, the empty perforations and the skeletons of the optical sound track rehearse an invasion. They puncture the anyway ... Written by Sixpack Film <office@sixpackfilm.com>

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Good Film.....?
24 April 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Sometimes I think that those working in the avant-garde are laughing at us. I am very much open to experimental film and have watched hundreds over the years. What we have here is random film shot around the face of a woman played by Barbara Hershey. It was like watching a strobe light and succeeded in giving me a mild headache. After reading some material about it, I find there is a pretentiousness here that is hard to avoid.


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