Anti-Clock (1980)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Anti-Clock is so pretentious a chunk of "personal statement" that one is amazed that it was filmed in 1980 and not 1970. Sebastianne Saville stars as a young fellow who reacts to the modern, atom-dominated society by withdrawing from it. He "makes peace" with the threat of nuclear holocaust by wandering aimlessly about, refusing to be bound by minutes, hours or days. Along the way, Our Hero spouts empty-headed aphorisms which sound like those words of wisdom one finds written on bubble gum wrappers. Apparently this film started as a short-subject collaboration between producer Jack Bond and director Jane Arden, then was expanded into an unwieldy 107 minutes. Anti-Clock could just as well have been titled Anti-Movie.

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argument, dismissal, future, history, journey, knowledge, leader, meaning-of-life, military, universe