The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough (1981)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Abstract Film  |   Run Time - 33 min.  |  
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Film maker Peter Rose stars in his own film that examines the art of seeing and the limits of perception. A wide range of literary, structural, autobiographical, and performance metaphors are applied to the task of understanding how and what we see. Employing multiple moving images and inspired camera work to convey the act of vision, Rose asks the viewer to look at things in a new way. A look at a solar eclipse; a gravity- defying ascent of the Golden Gate Bridge; gazing off to the horizon from a pier on Long Island; are some of the venues for Rose's unique observations and manipulations of visual perception. An original soundtrack adds to the nearly hallucinatory feel of the documentary.

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avant-garde, experimental [arts], observations, perception, senses, vision [eyesight]