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Morgan Fisher

Picture and Sound Rushes

11' - 1974
Director: Morgan Fisher
Film school in 11 minutes. And a high water mark of cinematic self-reflexivity. Morgan gives us the four states of a film: picture with sound, picture with no sound, sound with no picture, and the null set.
Film school in 11 minutes. And a high water mark of cinematic self-reflexivity. Morgan gives us the four states of a film: picture with sound, picture with no sound, sound with no picture, and the null set. Reminiscent of David Fair’s advice on guitar: “It’s pretty easy to play guitar, once you know the science of it. The high notes, the little skinny ones, make high sounds. The big fat ones make low sounds. And then if you go on the part of the guitar near where you pluck it, that makes high sounds. And down at the other end. Like, then you got it mastered. That’s all you gotta know. Oh, and if you want it to be fast, play fast. And if you wanna go slow, go slow. That’s all there is to it. It’s easy to play guitar. Other people, some people worry about chords and stuff. Ya know, and that’s alright too. Ya know, there’s all kinds of music in the world. You might wanna learn some other stuff if you’re doing that kind of music. For what I was doing, that was the beauty of it; you could learn it that first day.” Get to work. (C.W. Winter)

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Director

Morgan Fisher

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Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1974

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