Razzle Dazzle: The Lost World
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Razzle Dazzle: The Lost World
One of America's leading experimental filmmakers embraces the technical and aesthetic possibilities of digital filmmaking in this project from Ken Jacobs. In RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World, Jacobs takes image elements of the past -- including antique stereopticon cards and film footage shot by Thomas Edison in 1903 -- and uses digital imaging effects to manipulate them into new forms and incorporate new textures. Jacobs' approach gives the individual pixels an identity of their own much as small-gage filmmakers have often used the grain inherent in their medium as part of their visual… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An eye-popper and brain-boggler, Razzle Dazzle is also, remarkably, a thing to stir the soul."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"In a sense, Jacobs is curating his own world with choice grabs that, when squished together, have a wounding effect: Each image is another bullet that's hit its target."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"You sense that Jacobs's exhumation requires either the punch of a short or the contemplative scope of a 14-hour video installation to properly work its avant-magick."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"It has a relevant and important style and message of its own."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Once more into the breach, Ken Jacobs further explores the ground zero of cinematic representation."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"A penetrating contemplation of the American industrial-military complex's obstreperous legacy."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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