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Titel:     The Act of Thinking
Director     Ernst Schmidt jr.
  original titel:
Denkakt
Year: 1968
Country: Austria
Length: 03:00 min
Premiere: no data
Medium: Film
Category: Avantgarde/Arts
Orig lang.: not specified
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Synopsis
The Act of Thinking
This is a portrait of Peter Weibel, and at the same time a reflection on the medium film. As Peter Weibel looks silently into the camera (and thus to the audience) his own difficult text on the subject "Nimm eine Handvoll Zelluloid" ("Take a handful of celluloid;" published as Werkstatt Blatt 3, ed. Gottfried Schlemmer) is heard in his own voice. Due to the complexity of human language and the imperfection of the human ear, this linguistic information can only be imperfectly communicated to the audience. A film about the difference between cinema and literature. (E.S.jr.)
(This film is part of SchmidtŽ s 20 Action and Destruction Films.)


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