Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Films of Jack Goldstein

Jack Goldstein... Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1975, QuickTime Video 02:10). "...Goldstein's iconic two-minute tour de force, brings media's subliminal power to the fore. The roar of the movie studio's trademark lion here is looped into a (neurotic) repetition, making it easy to discern that the picture moves partly in reverse. This attempt to pass off 'backward' for 'forward' - a quirk of the source material underscored by Goldstein's manipulation - stands as a particularly compelling visual analogy for the cyclical nature of history and exploitation, as well as for the endless diet of recycled stories Hollywood dishes out." From The Films of Jack Goldstein at UBUWEB.


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