Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Girl Chewing Gum....

....A lovely litle short film by John Smith. Shot in an East London street in 1976, Smith uses a gag that doesn't quite hold up for the full 10 minutes, but at times is sublime.

Is it life imitating art, or art imitating life?

Laid over the footage, we hear instructions from a voice we assume to be the director. They become more and more absurd until we ultimately realise that the director is fictional. The film you see above is cruelly cut three mins short, but it's the only footage I can find.

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