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The Mysterious Videos of Bill Domonkos

posted August 8, 2016

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Bill Domonkos is taking stock-footage filmmaking in an entirely different direction, moving into the dream world of the unconscious, writes Wheeler Winston Dixon. Using Public Domain found materials, almost exclusively in black and white, mostly from the Internet Archive and The Prelinger Collection, Domonkos creates a dream world of phantasmal and sometimes sinister images that transport the viewer to an entirely different place and time, when black and white was the dominant form of filmmaking, and the repressive values of the 1940s and 1950s went unquestioned.

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Ecstatic Cinema: Romantic Experimental Filmmaking in the 1960s

posted February 20, 2016

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Wheeler Winston Dixon celebrates a group of films from the early to mid 1960s whose makers adopted a strategy of sensory overload to draw viewers in so they would experience, without restraint, the sheer joy of existence in a world of seemingly endless possibility. And he worries that they may fall irretrievably far out of public view.

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