Psychedelic Freakout, by Jack Fleischer

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2 Responses

  1. Dan-Bo says:

    I would have liked to have enjoyed this movie.
    I usually enjoy Sci-Fi and thought provoking movies!
    Movies like this should include a warning to read the book first.
    I found “2001 a space odyssey” enjoyable without reading the book and amazing when seeing it again after reading the book. I regret that my first time to see it should have been after I read the book to have enjoyed the full impact of the movie.

    I will seek a similar book about this one in hopes I can appreciate it.

    Movies like these should respect their audience enough to include in their trailer the pre-requisites that is required of an audience before they can appreciate their film. I felt like I was taking a course in Calculus 3 without taking Calc one or two before hand.
    I’m very disappointed in this movie. I wish I wasn’t. Now I have to decide if I want to spend the time to do the research so that I might enjoy it later.

  2. Dick Bender says:

    Let’s face it – this was an overly long 110 minutes worth of a Gary Numan video with an 80s minimalist art look on display for interminable lengths of time. For the first few minutes the gimmick worked. At least in Lynch movies the characters do have dialogue that is natural or at least in character. This movie was an exercise in style for the sake of style. Nothing made sense. It didn’t have to make sense. It was about making you feel something after watching a set of images and sounds.

    I wasn’t as impressed with the visuals as the others. Sure there were some interesting shots but this was a 15 minute short film that was made into a preposterous length. Go into the elevator, wait for several seconds until it rises and the door opens. Then move with the character slowly through the empty hall. Hear word by word dialogue spoken in this manner because it is different and sounds like someone scary. And just when you think there is a point to this movie, it moves “beyond the black rainbow” which is essentially a way of saying that “nature is our urinal.”

    Alrighty then. So unless you’re aware of cinematographer’s tricks and are interested in seeing a movie that pulls out every minimalist gimmick, this one probably isn’t for you.

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