Beyond Zero

Beyond Zero


DVD - 2015
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Sourcing original 35 mm nitrate film stock shot during the first World War, Beyond Zero pieces together a unique visual exploration from footage that has never been seen by modern audiences.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
ISBN: 9786316070814
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE BEYON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 41 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1
Notes: Originally released in 2014
Bonus features: Live music performance by Kronos Quartet; trailers [of other films by Bill Morrison]


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Jun 09, 2018

It's exceedingly difficult to review this artistic piece. Taken as a whole, the marrying of a symphonic score reminiscent of a horror film with distorted videos of World War One feels less than the sum of its parts. One has to give praise to the instrumental work. The music grips the viewer instantly and provides exactly the kind of grim, foreboding feel the material justifies.

At the same time, though, the disturbing images flash from scene to scene without anything in the way of context. This feels like a sort of short film that would've worked reasonably well at fifteen or possibly twenty minutes in length. Instead, the movie gets expanded into forty-five minutes or so of a picture into somebody's nightmares. It's unsettling without a purpose.

Jan 06, 2017

A very poor piece of art. The creator uses footage from WW1, adding damage and warping to the clips and setting the action to music performed by Kronos Quartet. The result is something of an MTV music video - with war footage. The whole project seems like the work of a film school undergraduate. Not good for learning about WW1, nor for entertainment purposes - just garbage.

Aug 21, 2016

1)Really bad footage of WW1 videos.
2) No cleanup was done on the videos that were damage by time.
3) When there is no sound in the video there should have at least some descriptions to give context to the videos.


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