“Silent Partner” Movie Poster
Original Silent Partner (1977) movie poster. Plot: This film is a narrative free from plot, identifiable characters or space and time coordinates. The film uses hand-held shooting in domestic interiors with tight framing, frequent zooms adn re-focusing, aspires to a kind of pre-predicative flux in which full representation is held in abeyance. The material is fragmented by the regular interruption of black leader so it appears as a series of discrete segments which are not in any syntactic sense. The director (Peter Gidal) introduces a diegetic soundtrack which erupts in animated conversation towards the beginning of the film. The result is an ambiguous non-specific fiction, towards which the spectator is drawn but with which he is simultaneously prevented from identifying.
Measurements: 20″W X 30″H