VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

2 SPELLBOUND

V' 05

2 SPELLBOUND

Les LeVeque
USA, 1999
Shortfilms, 8min, OF

2 SPELLBOUND

Les LeVeque
USA, 1999
Shortfilms, 8min, OF

Contributors: 
Realisation
Les LeVeque
Sound: 
Les LeVeque
Editor: 
Les LeVeque
Production: 
Les LeVeque, 91 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013, USA, T 212 219 0451, spect@earthlink.net
World Sales: 
Video Data Bank, 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, USA, T 312 345 3550, distro@vdb.org
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Black/White

The classic thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, a favorite subject of film theorists, get a remix in Les LeVeques energetic 2 Spellbound, which is a frame by frame re-editing of Hitchcocks 111-minute psychoanalytic thriller into kaleidoscopic patterns of a seven and a half-minute dance video, a sleek fast-forward run through Hitchcocks psychological thriller with the image mirrored against itself. Converting narrative suspense into visual velocity, and exploiting the symmetry of Hitchcocks camera by reversing every other frame, 2 Spellbound generates a hallucination of transference an ecstatic dance where bodies and identities intermingle and shift.

Part of the program Filme von Les LeVeque