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The Fourth Watch2000

  • 4.0
The ancient Greeks divided the night into four sections; the last section before morning was called the fourth watch. In these hours before dawn, an endless succession of rooms is inhabited by silent film figures occupying flickering space in a midcentury house made of printed tin. Their presence is at once inevitable and uncanny. A boy turns his head in dread, a woman’s eyes look askance, a sleepwalker reaches into a cabinet which dissolves with her touch, and hands write letters behind disappearing windows. The rooms reveal themselves and fill with impossible, shadowed light. It is not clear who is watching and who is trespassing in this nocturnal drama of lost souls.

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"A small masterpiece of the uncanny brought about through beautifully controlled use of superimposition and scale..." - Mark McElhatten

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Cool experimental work! Very thought provoking, and my favorite part was the subject matter.

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Cool experimental work! Very thought provoking, and my favorite part was the subject matter.

1 member likes this review

Flickers of old movies shown on late night pre-cable television creep like memories through an abandoned doll house.

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Intense! Somthing totally new and different. Great short!

I loved the collage of digital textures in blue and the color of the scenarios. The shadows and the rhythm, all ad hoc to the concept. Great experimental film.

talk about hypotic! whew! hahhah. i love these textures. by the end i was wishing for more of a narrative so that the second half could be viewed even more like a mystery text, but i dont think thats what this work was trying to do.

I enjoyed the creativity and use of multiple video sources. At times I found myself wondering if there were any projectors used to map light onto walls or if all effects were rendered in post.

Overall, it was interesting and the score kept me intrigued.

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