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Trypps #7 (Badlands)2010

  • 3.3
“Regarding LSD, brass bells, the youth of today, Terence Malick and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, phase cancellation, the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Romantic Sublime.” That’s how Ben Russell describes this surround sound installment of TRYPPS, an ongoing exploration of cinematic transcendence. An intensive portrait staged in the Badlands National Park gives way to a tremendous perceptual bolt by film’s end. Russell’s live enactment of cinema’s persistence-of-vision is literally revelatory.

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Member Reviews (4)

top reviewer

A 9 minute waste.

top reviewer

the bells are great_after the girl it all gets interesting_the wind is cool too_so 3 1/2 - 4

I thought Mr. Rivers did a competent job of evoking the feeling of an ecstatic thought that pairs a meditative state to a bell.