Monday, January 26, 2009

Dust In the Air Suspended ...

The National Film Board of Canada has just uploaded portions of their catalog online. In 23 Skidoo (1964), director Julian Biggs trains a moving camera across a startlingly empty cityscape. Habitation is extremely recent. A pair of broken glasses sits on a sidewalk as if they had just been dropped. Police streamers wave in the air next to upended police barriers. Towards the end of the film, a single medium shot explains the predicament.

Be sure and check out other offerings on the Film Board's website.

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