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Men & Lines

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0064
Run Time
0h 7m 7s
Format
8mm
Color
color and B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1973
Abstract
“Men & Lines” voyeuristically spies on several linemen. Choppily shot from the muddled perspective of jumbled branches, the workers tend to the telephone line primarily from their respective cherry pickers. This sequence plays for nearly two thirds of the runtime, until the camera's action yields to a patient pan communicating the workers' proximity. Abruptly the film shifts to black and white, and this latter portion monochromatically plays out in pans between workers at work. 
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short