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Precious Images

USA, 1986 (MIFF 1987)

Director: Chuck Workman

Halliwell condensed the Reader's Digest way. A semi-subliminal summary of Hollywood comprising clips from 458 films spanning 80 years. Yes folks! about 0 85 seconds for each film - and to be honest that's probably more than enough! A pacy meta-trailer described by its director (a former maker of toy commercials who admits... "I haven't changed my style in twenty years") as "a gift to the audience".

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