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Celebrated Royal Fireworks (Original)

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0275
Run Time
0h 12m 20s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
circa 1973
Abstract
This film celebrates the frenzy of light and color found amid exploding fireworks and the speeding headlights of cars on a nighttime road. In the first half of the film, it appears that JoAnn Elam experiments with projecting film of fireworks and filming it again off the screen, superimposing the explosions. At different parts, the projection zooms in and out, adding pulsating boxes to the other forms and colors illuminating the dark. In the second half, headlights join the fray, and the film builds to chaos before slowing down to capture the streaking lights at the very end.
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Subject
Explosions