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Spectres of the Spectrum (1999)

Spectres of the Spectrum (1999)

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San Francisco-based director Craig Baldwin creates this rough-hewn experimental sci-fi tale. Set in 2007, father and daughter scientific team Yogi and Boo-Boo try to discover why the planet has ended up as a polluted cesspool of toxic, corrupting transmissions where its citizens expend terrific energy pursuing the most base rewards of a vacuous consumer culture. Constructed out of vintage '50s television shows and new 16mm footage, this film is a bizarre, savagely funny romp. Spectres of the Spectrum was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival.

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"Spectres of the Spectrum" is an intriguing but distressingly insubstantial movie that starts as Boo Boo(Caroline Koebel) is burying her grandmother in a vast wasteland in 2007. She was born in 1984, just as the Macintosh computer was being released while her father Yogi(Sean Kilkoyne) was born in 1957 at the start of the space age. Together, with a little help from their friends, time travel and archival chips(Welcome to Tesla TV), they have a front row seat to a century of technological innovations which have been compromised by multinational corporations who eventually get into the broadcasting game.(Now if you could only explain what Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis have to do with all of that...) In the end, the movie fails to show how all of this can lead to society collapsing, but it is kind of scary if you want to think of Yogi Bear as a harbinger of the end of civilization.

Walter M.
Walter M.

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