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Razzle Dazzle: The Lost World (2008)

Razzle Dazzle: The Lost World




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One of America's leading experimental filmmakers embraces the technical and aesthetic possibilities of digital filmmaking in this project from Ken Jacobs. In RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World, Jacobs takes image elements of the past -- including antique stereopticon cards and film footage shot by Thomas Edison in 1903 -- and uses digital imaging effects to manipulate them into new forms and incorporate new textures. Jacobs' approach gives the individual pixels an identity of their own much as small-gage filmmakers have often used the grain inherent in their medium as part of their visual palate. Also incorporating a unique multidimensional process, Jacobs uses his striking bag of tricks to comment on the political unrest in 21st century America and national disharmony over the war in Iraq with his bracing clash of vintage and contemporary images and attitudes. RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World received its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Special Interest
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Written By: Ken Jacobs
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

An eye-popper and brain-boggler, Razzle Dazzle is also, remarkably, a thing to stir the soul.

Full Review… | June 27, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

You sense that Jacobs's exhumation requires either the punch of a short or the contemplative scope of a 14-hour video installation to properly work its avant-magick.

Full Review… | June 26, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

Once more into the breach, Ken Jacobs further explores the ground zero of cinematic representation.

Full Review… | June 25, 2008
Village Voice
Top Critic

In a sense, Jacobs is curating his own world with choice grabs that, when squished together, have a wounding effect: Each image is another bullet that's hit its target.

Full Review… | June 30, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

It has a relevant and important style and message of its own.

Full Review… | June 30, 2008
Film Journal International

A penetrating contemplation of the American industrial-military complex's obstreperous legacy.

Full Review… | June 27, 2008
Slant Magazine

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