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Early Film Poems

Year: 1962-1971, 44 mins
Code: TI-Poem

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"I made these six short films during a decade of 1962 through 1971, the first 10 years of my filmmaking though the order in the DVD goes backward from 1971 to 1962. Besides this collection I have already published another collection of the films made in the 1960 "60s Experiments" consisted of four films during 1962-64. The films of this new collection have not shown much during past decades and myself re-discovered lately these ones as a sort of "film poem."

"Film poem" is a term used in the 1960 for experimental film to explain as a metaphor burrowing from literature field. It means non-narrative and short form mostly even though some experimental film are narrative and in longer form. Also it often means lyrical as well though it does not necessarily mean that. In this collection it stars from lyrical "The Pacific Ocean"(1971) and ends up not lyrical, "DADA62" but descriptive yet more metaphorical at the same time. Between them there are varied sense of poem." - Takahiko Iimura

6 films, color & black and white, sound & silent

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