TV Assassin (2014) by Brian L. Frye; Super-8, b&w, sound, 12 minutes.
TV Assassin was filmed in 2000. The images are Adolf Eichmann, at his trial in Jerusalem in 1961. I used a Cine-Kodak Eight Model 60 with the shutter and claw removed, placed on a Cine-Kodak Titler, to rephotograph the images from a cheap, miniature television, creating a vertically smeared, pulsating image. Then I projected the regular 8mm film at 5 fps on a Bolex Paillard 18-5 and rephotographed it on Super-8. The process was intended to evoke the blurred quality of Gerhard Richter’s "October 18, 1977," a cycle of photopaintings of the Red Army Faction, or Baader-Meinhof Gang.
I showed the Super-8 original of the film a few times, generally accompanied by a tape recording of coded WWII radio broadcasts. This new version of the film is a preliminary scan by Jeff Kreines on the Kinetta. It is a accompanied by a recording of a shortwave numbers station. This particular track is referred to as "the swedish rhapsody irdial."
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