Citing the “remarkable intertextuality” of the images, Modern Culture and Media concentrator Cecily Noah ’18 told sources on Monday that her favorite film is just those old pictures of a running horse. “Aesthetically, it’s clearly a masterpiece,” Noah said, referring to the twelve photographs by Eadweard Muybridge taken on a Victorian-era camera in 1886 that, when viewed in rapid succession, give off the illusion of motion, “but the brilliance of this film goes so far beyond that. The narrative structure [of the blurry photographs strung together] continuously defies expectations, and while the camerawork suggests cinema verite, the true brilliance [of the twelve nearly identical images placed near each other] lies in its conscious positioning on the precipice of post-modernism and neo-realism. Most of my classmates say something safe like Citizen Kane or Battleship Potemkin is their favorite movie, but I just think these images of the running horse bring so much more to the table, critically speaking.” At press time, Noah was inviting her friends to a screening of the pictures.
MCM Student’s Favorite Film Just Pictures Of Horse Running
Published Friday, April 21st, 2017