26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Pat O’Neill
original title: Easyout
country: United States
year: 1971
running time: 10 min.


With the care of a surgeon, Pat O’Neill – the master of optical copying – evokes flashes of memory from the collective mind of civilization. Winking Buddhas, a cloned politician with a robotic voice and humans as ants represent the surreal echoes of humanity, which dissolve into an aggressively stroboscopic storm of the subconscious. 


“There are certain characteristics in my work. One is a concern with perceptual ambiguity, with subjects whose presence has more than one explanation.”P. O'Neill


Pat O’Neill (1939) is a representative of the American avantgarde film scene of the 1970s and a specialist in visual effects. He trained the generation of Hollywood artists who created the visual effects for Star Wars (1977). 

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director: Pat O’Neill
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