Film
UbuWeb









Roulette


Back to Yoko Ono on UbuWeb Film

The player will show in this paragraph

Apotheosis (1970)
John Lennon / Yoko Ono

What a perfect film.....short and simple, Ono takes a camera and a boom mike onto a hot air balloon, kicks the rope, and starts the camera and lets us watch as it goes above the clouds for a 17 minute shot. Key things to notice: A roll of 16mm film films only 14 minutes yet the film runs for 17, meaning somewhere in the clouds Ono had another camera loaded and started when the first one ran out, yet somehow the splice is not noticeable and there weren't any computers at the time to fix this sort of thing.....all i can say is optical printing tricks at its best. The last shot, as the balloon rises above the clouds, the wind silences, and the sun becomes visible, is alone worth checking out this timeless classic of experimental film.


RESOURCES:

Yoko Ono in UbuWeb Sound


UbuWeb Film | UbuWeb

PennSound | CENTRO | EPC | WFMU