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Phase IV October 9, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

The Projection Booth podcast – always well worth a listen – has a whole programme, three hours long, on one of the strangest science fiction films of the early 1970s. Phase IV, which I saw years ago, was an amazing hallucinatory vision of Saul Bass – the designer and title sequence designer (and some say cinematographer and director of the shower sequence in Psycho).

It’s a great programme that has interviews with a range of people involved, musicians, actors, producers and so on. And there’s considerable discussion of the ‘alternative’ ending which I’m sure I linked to here a year or two back and if the film were more widely know would probably be responsible for as many stoned debates on meaning as the Star Gate sequence in 2001.

Here’s the original trailer.


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