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Coney Island at Night

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 28, 2015

Simple, beautiful. However it was managed photographically, these bright lights emerge quite stunningly out of what seems to be complete darkness. It had to have been something of an accident, but this little film, intended as an actuality, also functions as a series of abstract images. Having a literal, physical camera placement (note especially the high angle, taken from some distant building), formalizes the actual, physical world in a way that is rare or even non-existent in paintings. I’m almost sure that wasn’t by design, but here it is anyway.