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Very Nice, Very Nice1961

  • 3.9
Arthur Lipsett's first film is an avant-garde blend of photography and sound. It looks behind the business-as-usual face we put on life and shows anxieties we want to forget. It is made of dozens of pictures that seem familiar, with fragments of speech heard in passing and, between times, a voice saying, "very nice, very nice." It was critically acclaimed and plays frequently in festivals and film schools around the world.

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"...a sardonic re-reading of 1950s consumerism, mass media and popular culture." - Brett Kashmere, Senses of Cinema


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The anesthetic of consumerism in an age with the threat of nuclear war weighing down upon it.

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Beautiful collage

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Very influential but at heart just a formal experiment in the medium, albeit a groundbreaking one.

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Worth watching -- a short and sweet exploration of, to quote T.S. Eliot, "the face we put on to meet the faces that we meet"

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Strange, avant garde, but very difficult to follow.

Thought-provoking and empathy-raising and eyeball-grabbing.