Slow Action
March 19, 2011 2:10 PM   Subscribe

Slow Action is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film that brings together a series of four 16mm works which exist somewhere between documentary, ethnographic study and fiction. [Via]
posted by homunculus (4 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Like how it starts out ("sloooooow action" describes my Comcast 'broadband' today).

Judging by the feeling it establishes, this person might be a good choice to direct A Canticle for Leibowitz or even Anathem. (Long as I'm wishing for the impossible, might as well wish big.)
posted by Twang at 4:29 PM on March 19, 2011

"If an equation is traced, depending on the slopes of selected tangents to the asymptotic, it is taken as a direct sexual proposition."

How romantic.

They should bring back MST3K
posted by sswiller at 8:46 AM on March 20, 2011

Reminds me of Greenaway's The Falls.

I was able to watch all 3.5 hours of that film, but found it hard to make it through even the first 11 minutes of this series. Not sure if that says more about the films, or about me.
posted by otherthings_ at 2:16 PM on March 20, 2011

by chance i saw this on my own and discovered this still-active mefi thread on it while trying to find out more about the film. dumb luck.

it's really a splendid film. part ethnographic film, part chris marker, part apichatpong weerasethakul, part freud's civilization and its discontents, part jorge luis borges, part lovecraft, and so on. i think it makes for a fascinating addition to the science-fiction canon and is refreshingly aware of its own generic history. i will definitely keep this film in my mind and i do hope that the "success" of this film leads to more work by the people involved. certainly memorable.
posted by oog at 9:45 PM on April 2, 2011

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