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¶ Short of the Day #111: White Lite

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¶ Short of the Day #111: White Lite

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White Lite (Jeff Keen, 1968) :ICM: :imdb:

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Lit film.

"Anti-matter Man" and "Bride of the Atom" are the best character names ever.
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And a "Chemical Wedding" seems like the best celebration ever. Come on, it's a nice day for a white lite chemical wedding!
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"White Lite consists of glimpses of Jeff Keen character overlaid on to images from Booth's (Victorian) Museum of Natural History. These are unclear as they are in black and white negative, scratched, marked with holes and bleached. The sound consists of hisses, clicks and thumps produced by the scratches passing through the sound area of the projector. The pre-title and title ('Meet the Anti-matter Man and the Bride of the Atom in White Lite'), and the inter-title ('The Chemical Wedding') allude to Cold War and post-apocalyptic B-movies while some imagery appears to connect detective stories with Duchamp (a nude descending a staircase). At the same time we are not allowed to forget the materiality of the film through the scratchiness of the sound and picture." - link

Looks like a book I'll have to read someday. "Noise" is, after all, "the only thing that can ever be universally and equally distributed", and a personal interest of mine too.
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