Condensed Movie #2

2008 | 00:00:30 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Hollywood, Literature

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I loved and was haunted by Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild and found Sean Penn’s cinematic adaptation to be absurdly overwrought. My original plan for condensing it was to string together all of its grandiose slow-motion shots. I quickly realized that the result, like the movie itself, would be interminably long. A friend suggested that I leave out everything but the five-second shot that provoked me to make my video in the first place, the shot at which several audience members in the second-run theater (including me) laughed out loud.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Chicago Underground Film Festival, October 2008