BARBARÊVEUSE

by Robert SHORT
1969-1971 / 8mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 27' 00

The sequence in Roger Vadim's 'Barbarella' (1968) in which the villainous Milo O'Shea fails spectacularly to dispose of Jane Fonda in his machine for making women die of pleasure provides the bookends for this farrago of excesses. It's been called 'a cosmic-scale collage which takes the montage of attractions to places Eisenstein dreamed of, but didn't dare write down'. (Tony Rayns) About three years in the making, it was put together out of hundreds of fragments culled from a pretty formidable archive of of found, borrowed, snitched and home-made material. All this going on late at night to the sounds of John Peel's famous record programme featuring the most adventurous music prior to Punk - some of which inevitably found its way onto the sound-track.

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distribution format Mini DV (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 76,00 €