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"37/73" by Richard Meyers

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This episode of "Frames of Reference" contains a short excerpt from Richard Meyers film, "37/73"

In this black-and-white film, a young boy riding in the back of a car appears to fall into a dream state in which he is surrounded by older women and dancing showgirls. A magician appears, emphasizing the mysterious and surreal quality of the images. At one point the car floats in the air like a balloon, as people on the ground try to pull it down with ropes. A house is shown being demolished. As the images are repeated in new orders and with slight variation, they are recontextualized so that the narrative shifts continually. Produced and directed by Richard Meyers.
Dreams, Magic
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