I will not claim to be an expert on experimental films so bear with me as I do my best with Director Michael Snow’s Wavelength. The film takes a room–places a camera on one end and a picture on the wall of the other. Slowly over 45 minutes the camera zooms in spurts and occasional jumps until we can see the photograph clearly. Then we defocus into nothingness. Snow plays with some of the visuals, but it’s largely the plain video you would get from a digital camera.
People come and go on occasion and somebody appears to die and fall the floor, but the camera just keeps doing it’s own thing. The people are not the characters, the space is the character. That’s what Snow is trying to say. Why he feels the needs to have an ever increasing pitch bore it’s way into your skull while you watch is beyond me.
Every movie lover needs to sit through this film once, you might as well get it over with now. I recommend it.