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I can't give you much more of a warning than this, the film is very sexually explicit in nature, but we are all adults here, right? Legally speaking anyway. This is also why I picked a Saturday to have this be the Short of the Day. So if you aren't actually 18 yet or easily offended stay away, and you probably want to keep your children away from it, but if you let your five-year-old watch porno movies that's your business, not mine. Alright, now that this is out of the way let’s get to the film.
The Operation (Jacob Pander, 1995)
Length: 12 minutes 46 seconds
Suggested by: Perception de Ambiguity
>'The Operation' is a collaboration by Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas, shot in 48 hours on a minuscule budget utilizing thermal imaging technology. Their exploration of erotic imagery stems from an interest in the viewer's psychological and sexual response. The film represents a merging of their equal fascination with the macabre beauty of the human body as viewed by science and technology. By using new infrared imaging devices, the boundaries between physical and intellectual stimulation become blurred.<
It’s not particularly amazing filmmaking but just the b&w images of the infrared thermal camera I think already have an inherent beauty to them, and applied to what is essentially a porno segment yields quite an interesting result. This particular porno segment also takes a medical procedure as its basic scenario, which here, like with a regular porno, also is primarily a pretense, and just like the butch plumber or cable guy coming over to a lone half-naked housewife’s house you can see where this is going ("He fixes the cable?"), but the film also combines horror with the sex through its use of music and adds the element of voyeurism (not that the latter is unusual for a porno), making the film not only in look but also in feel not too far removed from the thermal sequences in Philippe Grandrieux’s 'La vie nouvelle' from a few years later.
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